Glyphosate found in Mississippi air and water
Glyphosate herbicide was found in “significant levels” in Mississippi as part of a U.S. Geological Survey Office project, and the findings have been submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency to be used as part of the agency’s evaluation of the registration of glyphosate. Full story.
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers opens new facility
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers recently held a public open house attended by more than 1,000 guests officially opening the company’s new and largest manufacturing facility, which is located in Ashley, Mich. Full story.
Iunctus Group acquires assets of RapidEye AG
RapidEye Canada Ltd., an affiliate of Iunctus Geomatics Corp., a supplier of optical satellite imagery in Canada, announced it has aquired the assets of RapidEye AG of Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany, a global provider of high-resolution imagery and geospatial solutions. Full story.
Case IH announces SCR solution
Case IH will meet the 2014 Tier 4B (Tier 4 Final) engine emissions standards using exclusively Selective Catalytic Reduction technology — the same technology that Case IH is now using to meet Tier 4A interim standards in high-horsepower tractors. Full story.
Sen. Boxer proposes extension of highway bill
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is expected to propose a short-term extension of the 2005 surface transportation bill, set to expire on Sept. 30. The four-month extension would allow Congress additional time to pass a long-term bill. Full story.
H.J. Baker expands its Stockton, Calif., plant
H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc. recently completed a planned expansion of its Stockton, Calif., plant and added a second pastillation belt to allow for expanded production of the company's sulfur fertilizers. Full story.
Pretreatment boosts ethanol from switchgrass
Adding a pretreatment step would allow producers to get more ethanol from switchgrass harvested in the fall, according to a Purdue University study. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Al Gore’s big gaffe
|By Greg Henderson, Drovers/CattleNetwork editor
Al Gore wanders down an inconvenient path for environmentalists. His criticism of industrial agriculture and synthetic fertilizer proves unfounded and unrealistic. Full story.
Rule to require posting of NLRA rights
The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule that will require all employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act, which includes almost every private employer, to post a notice in the workplace about the right to organize a union under the NLRA. Full story.
Interested in using bar code scanners?
AgGateway is requesting ARA members to participate in a survey to indicate retailers' interest in using bar code technology on products for seed inventory. Full story.
Are your ears (of corn) sagging?
In recent weeks, corn field connoisseurs have reported droopy ears in drought-stressed fields that have not yet reached physiological maturity. Full story.
Nutrient management after a failed corn crop
Many questions are being raised as to how producers should handle their nutrient mangement programs for 2012 after their corn crops failed in 2011. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Top leaf death or "dieback" in corn
In years where much of the grain fill period is characterized by severe drought and/or heat stress, the onset of leaf senescence can occur earlier than expected prior to kernel black layer, according to Purdue University. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Consider soil testing for soybean cyst nematode
As soybean cyst nematodes are increasing in North Dakota, a NDSU entomologist recommends soil testing. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Wheat seeding tips for good stand establishment
Whatever the soil conditions, there are a few important steps producers can take to improve their chances of getting a good stand of wheat. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
What percentage of your crop protection sales in 2011 do you expect to be generic/off patent products from non-major manufacturers?
A) 1% to 10%
B) 11% to 20%
C) 21% to 35%
D) 36% to 50%
E) More than 50%