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Herbicide wind drift likely to increase with new soybean varieties

New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review. The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. But there’s a downside.


Shale boom moves U.S. toward nitrogen independence

Since 2005, US natural gas production has increased almost 50 percent because of shale discoveries and horizontal drilling technology. With this new supply combined with lower production costs, reliance on importing nitrogen into the US is likely to decrease in the years ahead.


Enlist Duo evaluated in the South

From North Carolina to Texas, southern farmers are reporting on how Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology performs on the toughest weeds. For the first time ever, growers planted PhytoGen cottonseed with the Enlist trait in on-farm research plots and applied Enlist Duo herbicide in-crop.


CropLife America launches green thumb challenge

CropLife America (CLA) is challenging agriculture advocates to paint their thumbs green this August and post a photo on Twitter. Officially launched on August 1, the Green Thumb Challenge contest encourages participants to show their support for today’s farmers and the many methods they use to feed communities across the U.S. in an environmentally sustainable way.


Planting prescription shows in field logo

To ground-truth the accuracy of their planting prescriptions in a way that farmers can easily see, Legend Seeds generated a multi-hybrid planting prescription to create their logo in a cornfield on Trav Bratland’s farm in Willow Lake, S.D.


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