AutoProbe Technologies continues to grow its network of AutoProbe intensive sampling system providers and grower owners. AutoProbe Technologies has added distributors in key market areas and will be announcing additional dealers and service providers in the weeks leading up and into the 2015 sampling season.
Improved corn condition ratings, a mostly favorable weather outlook, are macro-economic uncertainties kept the grain markets under pressure in the overnight session after they lifted Tuesday in part due to a rebound in the U.S and Chinese stock markets.
As part of an annual monitoring program started nearly 20 years ago, university researchers have tracked the rise of sudden death syndrome (SDS) from relative obscurity to its current status as the second-leading cause of soybean crop losses due to disease in 2014. The increased severity of SDS in recent years has raised concerns among soybean growers, as they seek new solutions to help manage this yield-robbing disease.
During its first five years, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative implemented more than 2500 projects to improve water quality, clean up contaminated shoreline, protect and restore native habitat and species and prevent and control invasive species in the Great Lakes. That work, which began in 2010, is summarized in a new Report to Congress and the President.
Syngenta has said a $2 billion break-up fee that unwanted U.S. suitor Monsanto has pledged to pay if its proposed $45 billion merger failed would only apply in limited cases, leaving its shareholders exposed to the bulk of regulatory risks.