Greenpeace claims biotechnology created new insect
Greenpeace Germany made claims in a report that it believes that the western bean cutworm is a “new plant pest” that was “caused by genetically engineered corn.” Full story.
USDA streamlines; will close 259 domestic offices
The USDA will close 259 domestic offices, facilities and labs across the country, as well as seven foreign offices. Full story.
Global seed treatment market value for 2016
According to a new market research report, the global seed treatment market is the fastest growing segment of the crop protection market. Full story.
Slow revenue growth for precision ag industry
Revenue for the precision agriculture systems and services industry is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 1.3 percent during the five years to 2017. Full story.
Insecticide doesn’t infringe on patents
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled that Makhteshim Agan Group's fipronil insecticide product didn't infringe on patents held by BASF Agro BV and Bayer SAS. Full story.
New multi-year research agreement announced
Dow AgroSciences LLC and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Ecology have announced a multi-year research agreement to develop enhanced crops. Full story.
'Fierce' acreage war ahead for growers
An Australian-born ag economist told American Farm Bureau conference attendees that he anticipates “another fierce acreage-bidding war” this season. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Ringing in 2012 the Farm Bureau way
|By Bob Stallman, American Farm Bureau Federation president
It’s hard to believe that 2011 has come and gone and the New Year is upon us. Looking back, Farm Bureau had a very good year. We saw the success of some of our priority issues and the undertaking of several endeavors that are significant to the future of agriculture. Full story.
New post-emerge herbicide for corn
BASF introduced a new corn herbicide that controls problem grasses and broadleaf weeds. Full story.
Wilbur-Ellis sees services as a growth-market
Wilbur-Ellis Company announced it will place an increasing emphasis in 2012 and beyond on professional services to help producers navigate a bewildering array of technological and regulatory developments. Full story.
New guidance system for aerial applicators
Hemisphere GPS announced the release of Satloc G4 — a comprehensive and advanced aircraft guidance system for aerial applicators. Full story.
Calculating corn N needs for input purchases
Corn producers may want to consider using nitrogen rates tied to the maximum return to nitrogen approach. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Kochia control in corn
Kansas State University researchers remind producers to begin their kochia management plan for corn in the winter. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Evaluating foliar fungicides, insecticides
A study in Iowa evaluated foliar fungicides and insecticides on soybeans at six location in Iowa in 2011. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Wheat’s response to warm, wet winter weather
Concerns have been raised on whether the recent warm weather will cause winter wheat to break its winterhardiness. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
What percentage of the workforce you supervise/manage is Millennials (under age 33)?
A) 1% to 10%
B) 11% to 25%
C) 26% to 40%
D) 41% to 55%
E) 56% to 70%
F) More than 70%