Dow AgroSciences responds to Bayer lawsuit
As of Jan. 24, Dow AgroSciences announced it had learned from a press release issued by Bayer CropScience that Bayer filed a lawsuit against Dow AgroSciences late on Jan. 20, in federal court in Virginia. Full story.
New dicamba benefits presented at SWSS
During the 65th annual meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society on Tuesday, BASF Crop Protection presented research related to Engenia herbicide, the company’s next-generation formulation of dicamba. Full story.
Summit to focus on herbicide-resistant weeds
The Weed Science Society of America announced it will co-sponsor an upcoming scientific summit on how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. Full story.
Problematic weed moving into Illinois
Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Extension weed specialist, said move over, waterhemp, Palmer amaranth is in town. Full story.
Crumbling waterway system costing U.S. ag
The deteriorating condition of the U.S. lock and dam system puts the competiveness of U.S. soybean farmers at risk, according to a new study. Full story.
Global ag chemicals market to surpass $329 billion
The global market for agricultural chemicals and fertilizers is growing robustly driven by the increasing demand in the Asian region. Full story.
Bayer affirms commitment to sustainability
During International Green Week 2012 in Berlin, Germany, Joachim Schneider, Ph.D., senior vice president growth and strategy for Bayer CropScience, affirmed the company’s commitment to addressing the challenges posed by population growth, the growing demand for food, feed and renewable raw materials, limited natural resources and climate change. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Yahoo, please don’t mess with the goat ropers
|By Greg Henderson, Editor, Associate Publisher, Drovers/CattleNetwork
Yahoo slammed agriculture yesterday as a "useless" college major. That ruffled the feathers of more than a few alumni. Call us aggies, mock our clothes or our quaint manners, but don’t criticize our profession. And don’t do it with your mouth full. Full story.
Joint venture to produce cellulosic ethanol
POET LLC and Royal DSM announced a joint venture to commercially demonstrate and license cellulosic bio-ethanol, the next step in the development of biofuels. Full story.
Early planning for San Diego ARA conference
It’s not too early to mark your calendar and plan to attend the Agricultural Retailers Association Annual Conference and Expo. The events will be held Nov. 27-29 in San Diego, Calif. Full story.
Spray water quality matters in herbicide efficacy
A series of studies at Purdue University has shown that spray water pH and hardness can reduce the effectiveness of herbicides, making it vitally important for crop producers to test water sources. Full story.
The science behind N credit for soybeans
So does corn following soybean use less N or should we really think of it as the continuous corn crop needing more N? Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Seeding depth of corn
Establishing uniform stands with plants that emerge at close to the same time will increase the probability of maximizing corn yields. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Kansas soybean disease update
Heavy rains in May and June over parts of north central, northeast, and east central Kansas resulted in the highest incidence of Pythium seedling blight in recent years. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Global wheat glut could pressure prices
U.S. wheat growers have reportedly planted the most winter wheat in three years just as the global wheat supply has swelled to the biggest in a decade. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
Should funding for conservation programs in the next farm bill be trimmed?
C) Not sure