Canpotex CEO sees potash demand recovering soon
Demand for the crop nutrient potash is seen recovering in the second quarter despite a weak start to the year, the head of marketing consortium Canpotex told Reuters Full story.
FMC signs agreements for access to new insecticide
FMC Corp. has entered into exclusive technology license and commercialization agreements with East China University of Science and Technology and Shanghai Shengnong Pesticide Co. Ltd. The three parties will develop and commercialize a new insecticide active ingredient. Full story.
LightSquared asks FCC for more time
Not willing to admit defeat just yet, LightSquared has asked the Federal Communications Commission for an extension on its waiver to use satellites for mobile internet services. Full story.
Fierce herbicide registered for use in corn
The new residual Fierce herbicide has received EPA registration in corn and is now available for no-till and reduced-tillage field corn growers looking for a consistent, long-lasting solution to tough weeds. Full story.
Organic group lawsuit against Monsanto dismissed
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has officially dismissed a lawsuit brought by The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and dozens of other plaintiff growers and organizations against Monsanto Company. Full story.
Crop protection industry celebrates ACRC
The crop protection and specialty pesticide industries are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Ag Container Recycling Council, a voluntary group that collects and recycles pesticide plastic containers nationwide. Full story.
EPA registers two herbicides from Willowood USA
Willowood USA announced that the EPA has approved both it's technical and end-use registrations for Willowood Diuron 4SC and Willowood Diuron 80DF. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Taking a new approach with the farm bill
|By Bob Stallman, president, American Farm Bureau Federation
Farm bill. It’s probably the most synonymous term associated with American agriculture. It plays a huge and significant role in farming operations across the nation, and shapes everything from the ebbs and flows of how farmers go about their daily business to their conservation efforts and even disaster relief. Understandably, formulating a new farm bill every five years is no easy task. Full story.
Watch out for carryover
One thing corn growers should probably be aware of and look out for this spring is carryover injury from applications of herbicides that contain fomesafen. Full story.
Lack of normal precipitation in northern Corn Belt
With spring planting around the corner, it’s time to analyze the impact of recent precipitation events on soil moisture recharge and whether drought concerns are warranted for the northern Corn Belt. Full story.
Weeds rob nitrogen from crops
With more post-emergent weed control, it's important to remember that the taller the weed, the more nitrogen it steals. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Starter fertilizer rates and placement for corn
Many producers could benefit by using starter fertilizer when planting corn. Starter fertilizer is simply the placement of some fertilizer, usually nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), near the seed. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
There’s still time to check fields for SCN
It is not too late to soil sample for soybean cyst nematodes, according to Iowa State University experts. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Recommendations for plant analysis for wheat
Wheat producers may want to start planning soon for taking tissue samples of wheat for plant analysis. Sampling can be done at tillering-jointing stage, or later in the season near the boot stage. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
Have your customers replenished their soil's P & K levels adequately for the 2012 growing season?
C) Plans are in the works
D) Don’t know