Glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed in Nebraska
Greenhouse studies conducted by UNL weed scientists have confirmed glyphosate resistance in multiple giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida
) populations. Full story.
Rule prevents officials from attending industry events
The White House’s proposed rule on RIN 3209-AA04 would prevent administration officials from attending trade association events. Full story.
Smarter toxins help crops fight resistant pests
A slight change in molecular structure introduced by genetic engineering gives crop-protecting proteins called Bt toxins a new edge in overcoming resistance of certain pests, a UA-led team of researchers reports in Nature Biotechnology. Full story.
Anhydrous ammonia tank builder fined $3.87 million
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration surprised anhydrous ammonia tank maker American Welding & Tank LLC by imposing a $3.87 million fine on the company last week for allegedly manufacturing and selling unsafe nurse tanks, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Full story.
Winterization tips for application equipment
Tips for storing pesticides and preparing sprayers for long-term storage are offered from a Montana State University pesticide education specialist. Full story.
Soybean aphids colonizing buckthorn
Soybean aphids are successfully colonizing buckthorn, their primary host, across central Illinois, according to the University of Illinois. Full story.
EDITORIAL: American Farm Bureau's farm bill proposal
|By Daryll Ray, University of Tennessee
The establishment of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction as a part of the recent legislation that increased the U.S. debt limit has changed the process for the 2012 farm bill. With the establishment of this committee of 12 (six Republicans and six Democrats), the focus of farm bill discussions is shifting from the agriculture committees in the House and Senate to this joint committee, rolling a number of programs into this effort to reduce the federal deficit over the next 10 years. Full story.
New materials, guidance for SPCC program
With the deadline for facilities to have an oil spill prevention plan, or an SPCC Plan, approaching, ARA has reprinted an EPA brochure to help farmers and retailers be in compliance. Full story.
More strobilurin-resistant strains of frogeye leaf spot
resistant to strobilurin fungicides are also showing up in southern Illinois and western Kentucky, according to Carl Bradley, University of Illinois. Full story.
Groups conduct AgCelerate Seed Stewardship Pilot
Beginning with grower trait license agreements, AgCelerate creates a standardization process to steward compliance and strengthen relationships between growers, trait providers, seed companies and seed suppliers. Full story.
Be cautious when interpreting early fall soil-test results
In many regions, early fall has been characterized by exceptionally dry conditions due to low rainfall in late summer and early fall, especially since corn and soybean physiological maturity. This may affect quality of soil samples and soil-test results. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Fall weed control and black cutworm
Ohio State University researchers like to remind growers that fall weed control of winter annuals in corn is an excellent preventive management tactic for black cutworm the following spring. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Brown marmorated stink bug and stay-green
Soybean aphids are successfully colonizing buckthorn, their primary host, across central Illinois, according to the University of Illinois. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
High prices could mean lower Kentucky wheat acreage
Strong commodity prices for corn and soybeans could entice some producers to break their typical crop rotation pattern this fall and plant less wheat. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
Do you think that passage of the pending free trade agreements will have a positive influence on the prices of the crops your customers grow on their farms?
C) I don't know