Severe root damage to NW Illinois Bt corn
Mike Gray, University of Illinois, shares the damage he's seen in northwest Illinois cornfields where producers have relied on Bt hybrids that express the Cry3Bb1 protein in their continuous corn production. Full story.
Optimum AcreMax, Optimum AcreMax Xtra approved
DuPont received two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registrations for products that will help maximize corn yields, simplify regulatory compliance for growers and help preserve in-plant insect protection technology. Full story.
Survival of the Goss’s wilt bacterium
Iowa State University researchers explain how the bacterium that causes Goss's Wilt survives and the implications for future management. Full story.
Case IH expands application toolbar lineup
Case IH is expanding its lineup of application toolbars for row crop producers with the Nutri-Placer 930 and Nutri-Tiller 950. Full story.
The problem with continuous soybeans
Ohio State University researchers don't recommend growing soybeans year-after-year in the same field for multiple reasons. Full story.
Preharvest herbicide applications
Choosing a herbicide for preharvest applications is limited. The University of Illinois offers a list of options available. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Debt limit and farm programs
|By Ben and Kelsey LaCross, American Farm Bureau Federation's FBlog
The recent debate over the debt limit and the subsequent “Supercommittee” that will tackle our country's national debt crisis will have implications on every government program. Full story.
Watch for stink bugs on soybeans
Although no stink bugs have been reported on soybeans in Ohio, farmers are warned to keep a look out for these pests, particularly the brown marmorated stink bug, as the soybeans mature. Full story.
New Outback Guidance solutions offered
Hemisphere GPS announced new Outback Guidance solutions that deliver high level precision farming performance and productivity to all sizes of farm operations. Full story.
End of season corn stalk nitrate test
The nitrate nitrogen concentration in the lower portion of the corn stalk just after the black layer formation is a good indicator of the nitrogen (N) status the crop experienced throughout the growing season. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Post-harvest glyphosate-resistant Palmer control
With corn harvest under way, now is the time to think about post-harvest weed control, particularly glyphosate-resistant Palmer. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Corn earworms on sorghum and soybeans
Corn earworms have been found on both sorghum and soybeans in Kansas this summer, and the infestations will continue for the next few weeks. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Soil water and winter wheat prospects
Where soils are extremely dry, wheat producers may wonder how much rain will be needed at this point to fill the profile — or at least provide enough moisture to make a wheat crop. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
How will the USDA corn harvest estimate to be issued on Sept. 12 compare with the August estimate?
A) About the same
B) Little lower bushels being harvested
C) Major change with lower bushels estimated
D) Sept. estimate will be lower but will still miss actual dramatically