Mosaic settles lawsuit over Florida mine
Mosaic Company said it has settled a lawsuit filed by environmental groups including the Sierra Club that will now allow the fertilizer producer to expand a major phosphate mine in South Fort Meade, Fla. Full story.
First growers to plant DroughtGard hybrids
U.S. farmers across the Western Great Plains this spring will be the first to plant Monsanto’s newest drought-tolerant corn system as part of on-farm trials. Full story.
Meherrin Ag to distribute Agro-K crop nutrients
Farmers in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions can now provide their crops with the benefits of Agro-K's unique phosphite-based Sysstem Series foliar nutrients through their area Meherrin Agricultural & Chemical Company dealers. Full story.
Online training for soybean practices
FMC Corp. is helping to educate growers, retailers and crop consultants on soybean best production practices and weed management strategies through its CropPro University. Full story.
Casey, Ill., fertilizer storage facility open
Growmark Inc. announced the completion of a dry and liquid plant food storage facility located in Casey, Ill. Full story.
Workshop to increase awareness of soil health
Agronomists, farmers and landowners can receive information on hot topics in soil health and conservation at the Bi-County Soil Conservation Workshop. Full story.
Drought threatens Minnesota
A drought threat posed across southern and western Minnesota is the most serious in over a decade, according to University of Minnesota Extension climatologist Mark Seeley. Full story.
EDITORIAL: EPA’s 2013 budget proposal is 'penny wise and pound foolish'
|By Allen Schaeffer, executive director, Diesel Technology Forum
The proposed 50 percent reduction in funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act in the Obama administration’s 2013 proposed budget is “penny wise and pound foolish when it comes to one of the country’s most successful clean air programs. Full story.
New app helps farmers predict corn yields
Farmers can better predict corn yields throughout the year using a site-specific Web application developed and commercialized by Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, an affiliate of the Purdue Research Park. Full story.
BioNitrogen secures property for urea plant
BioNitrogen Corp., a developer of revolutionary patent-pending technology for converting renewable and abundant biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer, announced it has secured a 49-acre parcel of land to construct the company's inaugural plant in Lubbock, Texas. Full story.
Nitrogen management for late planted wheat
Wheat producers have asked would applying N earlier offset the low fall tiller numbers (increase spring tiller numbers) and would tiller number and growth benefit from a split application. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Effects of seed treatments on Iowa corn yields
Iowa State University researchers examined the effects of soil-applied insecticides/nematicides and new protectant seed treatments on corn yields. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Ohio State University to offer 'Soybean School'
Soybean farmers can learn tips to increase their yields from Ohio State University Experts at the March 7 Soybean School. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Winter wheat’s winter survival
In Michigan, wheat continues to be dormant despite the days where the weather has been unseasonably warm. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)