Lower prices paid to farmers for their crops in 2014 pulled average net farm income in Kansas below previous year levels and well below the five-year average, according to the Kansas Farm Management Association.
By Erick De Wolf and Doug Shoup, Kansas State University
The frequent rainfall and extended periods of high relative humidity have also stimulated the development of a disease in wheat known as Fusarium head bight (head scab). The Fusarium fungus infects wheat during the flowering or during the early stages of grain fill.
By Australian Vegetable Growers Federation, Grains Research & Development Corporation, Bayer CropScience
The Australian Vegetable Growers Federation (AUSVEG) welcomed a recent announcement that AUSVEG Leading Strategic Partner Bayer CropScience has teamed up with the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) in an effort to fight weeds and herbicide resistance.
BlackBridge announced that it has entered into a sole distribution agreement with EarthSTAR Inc. to provide RapidEye imagery and solutions to the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong and Macau.
Just 12 weeks after its launch, the Feed a Bee campaign has exceeded its goal of receiving pledges to plant 50 million flowers in 2015. Feed a Bee, a major initiative sponsored by Bayer CropScience, works with organizations and individuals to increase forage for honey bees and other pollinators, helping to provide them with the food they need to survive and thrive.