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Slowing the further development of pesticide resistance

Resistance management is a recurrent topic in many Extension publications and programs. Although resistance is certainly not new to agriculture, we tend to think about it only after a significant "resistance" outbreak. This is unfortunate because in so many cases resistance can be avoided, or at least slowed.


Topcon’s GNSS network expands to Latin America

Topcon Positioning Group announceD the expansion of the TopNETlive GNSS reference station network into Latin America. In conjunction with hosting partners, new service will be provided in Mexico, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Guatemala, Colombia and Panama.


Uralkali reaches agreement on potash shipments to India in 2015

Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, announces that Uralkali Trading S.A. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uralkali) has concluded a contract with Indian Potash Limited (IPL), the major Indian fertilizer importer, for potash deliveries between May 2015 and March 2016.


Evolva and Valent BioSciences to co-develop agricultural bioactives

Evolva and Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Company, have signed an exclusive agreement to co-develop and commercialise a class of high-value active ingredients for use as next-generation agricultural bioactives.


Dow Chemical to cut up to 1,750 jobs

Dow Chemical Co. said it would cut 1,500 to 1,750 jobs, or as much as 3 percent of its global workforce, as part of a broader plan to reduce costs by $1 billion over three years.


Glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth confirmed in SW Nebraska

Palmer amaranth continues to cause significant problems in the Mid-South and has rapidly spread throughout the Midwest. As of 2015, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth has been confirmed in Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Mexico, Mississippi, Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.


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