ARA spotlights House bill's impact to retailers
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tuesday released the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act of 2012” discussion draft in anticipation of the committee’s mark-up scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2. Full story.
ARA spotlights House bill's impact to retailers
The American Farm Bureau Federation requested a summary judgment in the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's Total Maximum Daily Load regulation for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Full story.
The Andersons acquires New Eezy Gro
The Andersons, Inc. anounced it has completed the purchase of New Eezy Gro Inc., a manufacturer and wholesale marketer of specialty agricultural nutrients and industrial products, with operations in Carey and Sycamore, Ohio. Full story.
Two more seed facilities accredited through USDA
Two additional seed production sites for Dow AgroSciences' Refuge Advanced powered by SmartStax have been certified under the USDA Accredited Seed Conditioning Program. Full story.
Smartphone apps important to ag industry
The adoption of smartphones and their apps is on the rise with the agriculture industry as more find the value in their use, according to a recent Web poll conducted by AgProfessional.com. Full story.
New liquid formulation of Facet herbicide
BASF Crop Protection announced that Facet L herbicide, a high performing liquid formulation of quinclorac, is now available to provide rice growers with an improved tool to fight weeds. Full story.
Arcadia receives grant to develop salt-tolerant rice
Arcadia Biosciences Inc. was awarded a $4.5 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development to develop salt-tolerant rice and measure greenhouse gas emissions from conventional rice fields in Bangladesh and Nitrogen Use Efficient crops in Indonesia. Full story.
EDITORIAL | U.S. agriculture: A production in conservation
|By The Hand that Feeds U.S.
The very nature of their business insists that farmers be responsible stewards of the land. For as long as this country has been in existence, they have taken it upon themselves to provide for its people and worked to protect that land in order to provide for future generations. Full story.
CLA launches 'Masters in Modern Agriculture'
CropLife America announced the details of its new Tell Me More challenge program, the "Tell Me More Masters in Modern Agriculture" program! Full story.
Collaboration to develop DNA synthesis tech
DuPont and OligoCo have entered into a collaboration to develop new technology that could enable the intense use of synthetic biology to help feed a growing global population. Full story.
Golf course weeds developing resistance
After years of management with the herbicide glyphosate, resistant biotypes of this weed have developed, which will make keeping a clean fairway more challenging. Full story.
New ways to control disease-carrying insects
Purdue researchers are discovering the next generation of insecticides directed at disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, ticks and tsetse flies, which could help professionals in the human health, veterinary and crop production sectors. Full story.
Study shows corn response to rotation, reduced N
Corn grown in rotation with soybeans requires less nitrogen fertilizer than continuous corn, while producing higher average yields per acre, according to a recent research study by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Long-run returns impacts for corn-soybean planting
In many areas of central Illinois, corn-after-corn yields were substantially below corn-after-soybean yields in 2010 and 2011. These yield drags, along with large increases in corn costs, have led some farmers to reevaluate corn-soybean cropping decisions. For land productivities that predominate in Illinois, corn-after-corn and continuous corn usually have higher budgeted returns than soybeans. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Soybean planting date research shows profits
Early planted soybean study in Michigan’s Thumb region shows a 15.2 percent yield increase worth $122 over late-planted soybeans for the 2011 growing season. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Extreme heat hurts wheat yields as world warms
Extreme heat can cause wheat crops to age faster and reduce yields, a U.S.-led study shows, underscoring the challenge of feeding a rapidly growing population as the world warms. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more cereals news and information.)
What type of impact will the warmer than normal winter have on the upcoming season?
A) Little to no impact.
B) Some impact. It depends on how rainy the spring is.
C) Great impact. Season could start significantly earlier. Pest pressure may be higher.