Recently registered for use in California and Florida, Fracture fungicide from FMC is a new broad spectrum, biological fungicide, which is labeled for the prevention and control of powdery mildew, botrytis and brown rot blossom blight.
In a groundbreaking achievement led by an international team that includes Clemson scientist Chris Saski, the intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.
Kansas State University is leading an international, multimillion-dollar project that is looking at unmanned aerial systems — or UAS — as a quick and efficient method to detect pest insects and diseases in food crops before outbreaks happen.
U.S. regulators may start testing food products for residues of the world's most widely used herbicide, the Environmental Protection Agency told Reuters on Friday, as public concern rises over possible links to disease.
By Mark Licht, Ranae Dietzel and Sotirios Archontoulis, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University
Determining when to plant soybeans and selecting variety maturities are two critical decisions that Iowa farmers make each year. These two decisions greatly affect yield potential and economic return. Typically, soybean variety selection occurs months before soybean planting occurs. An added complexity is current weather conditions at the time of planting.
Planting talk seemed to undercut corn futures Monday. Surging equity markets, news of Chinese economic stimulus and the USDA Export Inspections result all appeared supportive of corn futures. However, prices declined rather significantly modestly Monday, which seemingly reflected a reaction to ideas that plantings surged in the southern Corn Belt last week. May corn futures closed down 1.75 cents at $3.78/bushel Monday, while December sagged 2.0 to $4.0125.
There are a few species that may require special consideration. In general, most programs begin with glyphosate, which tends to be more consistent than paraquat (Gramoxone). Liberty has a narrow fit, mostly for marestail control, but does not add much for cover crops.
Argentine farm groups last week asked soy export companies to stop inspecting cargoes for bootlegged biotechnology at the behest of U.S. seed company Monsanto, the latest move in a long conflict between the country's farmers and Monsanto.
Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections.