A soil pit demonstration by Alliance Tire Americas at the North American Manure Expo in Chambersburg, Pa., highlighted the difference in soil compaction between bias-ply and radial flotation tires—a roughly 50-percent difference in the depth of the compaction.
In the last year, Greg MacDonald, a weed science researcher with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, decided to give the method a try to combat nutsedge, a weed that looks like grass and is so resilient it can sprout up through plastic row-crop coverings and even the plastic lining of above-ground pools.
FMC Corporation announced that it will establish a European regional headquarters and research facility in Horsholm, a suburb of Copenhagen, Denmark. The new FMC European Innovation Center (EIC), expected to open in 2016, will serve as a central hub for research and development, regional corporate functions and regional commercial teams.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess the findings of a report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) which concludes that the herbicide glyphosate is probably carcinogenic to humans.
ERS analyses evaluated the long-term financial returns to growers who adopt weed control practices that aim to slow resistance to glyphosate, and compared those returns when neighboring farmers also manage to slow resistance.
Now that our industry has stepped up to meet the new demand, there is another fundamental shift underway as the markets adjust to increasing worldwide supply of grain that is pressuring prices. This change has been good for livestock producers who are now mostly profitable due in part to falling feed costs. Production agriculture, on the other hand, is now adjusting to thin or even no margin of profit.