Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have launched a two-year study of the use of treated wastewater in agriculture, a study they hope will lead to viable and cost-effective regional water reuse policies.
Hawk Aerial, LLC and Unmanned Systems, Inc. have been granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct commercial operations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on the basis of MULTIROTOR service-drone Eagle V2 and Skycrane, respectively.
Corn slipped to fresh 2015 lows Monday morning. Weather forecasts point to a sustained Midwest dry spell into early May, which could allow spring corn plantings to vault ahead, thereby potentially improving autumn yield prospects. Concerns about the bird flu outbreak and its impact upon feed grain demand also encouraged early-week selling, with the net effect being a corn futures drop to fresh 2015 lows. May corn futures slid 2.5 cents to $3.62/bushel late Monday morning, while December lost 4.0 to $3.8425.
The National Corn Growers Association applauded members of the House Ways and Means Committee who voted to advance the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) out of committee Thursday evening and urged Congress to quickly pass the bill.
After expressing severe frustration with the European Commission’s proposal to allow EU member states to opt out of the import of food and feed containing biotechnology traits earlier in the week, the American Soybean Association (ASA) welcomed news out of Brussels Friday that the EU has approved 17 biotechnology traits for import.
By Lisa Schlessinger, Natalie West, and A. Bryan Endres, University of Illinois
Large scale management of weed populations is vital to decreasing propagule pressure and reducing weed seedbanks. Unfortunately, demands for improved management techniques will escalate in many areas as herbicide resistance (HR) expands.
The Fertilizer Institute’s (TFI) President Chris Jahn announced that TFI and more than 100 partners will more than double existing investment in nutrient stewardship research, outreach and implementation.