DOT plans to amend definition of 'tank vehicle'
DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has agreed to amend its definition of a tank vehicle, which would impact retailers. FMCSA will issue a new proposed definition where the public and industry groups can comment. Full story.
Temperature effects on burndown herbicides
Research in Michigan on control of common chickweed and henbit when burndown herbicides were applied at various air temperatures showed differing results. Full story.
Spread pattern problems on spinner spreaders
Although very noticeable in wheat, non-uniform application of fertilizer is a common problem in many crops where granular fertilizer applications have been made with spinner spreaders. Full story.
National one-day herbicide-resistant weed summit
The one-day national summit on “Strategies to Manage Herbicide-Resistant Weeds” will take place May 10 at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Full story.
Researchers discover how nematodes talk
Biologists at the California Institute of Technology have discovered how nematodes communicate. Full story.
North American potash inventories rise in March
North American potash inventories at the producer level, a key indicator of market sentiment, rose surprisingly in March ahead of the region's spring planting season, according to the world's top producer of the crop nutrient, Potash Corp. Full story.
New soybean insecticide registered
Gowan Company LLC and Nisso America Inc announced their Federal EPA registration of Justice insecticide for control of insect pests in soybeans. Full story.
EDITORIAL: What is it that’s so difficult about the farm bill?
|By Kenneth Dierschke, Texas Farm Bureau
Everyone in agriculture knew there would be substantial cuts in the new farm bill. Most agricultural organizations had signaled that a “proportional cut” would be acceptable. Full story.
Ziegler selling AGCO applicators in Missouri
Ziegler Ag Equipment now has major AGCO equipment sales and service operations in four states — Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin — with the purchase of Dean Ag Services locations in Maryville and Chillicothe, Mo. Full story.
Beta testers appreciate iPad database access
A new iPad application for Farm Market iD’s Grower Relationship Management system was introduced this week. Full story.
Do high yielding soybeans need to be fertilized with N?
Recently, a group of scientists at the University of Nebraska examined 108 published scientific studies on this topic to see if any trends could be discovered. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Corn planting continues at exceptional rate
Farmers in the top 18 corn-producing states have once again taken advantage of the drier weather according to the USDA’s Crop Progress report released Tuesday afternoon. With 17 percent of corn now in the ground, farmers more than doubled their corn planting progress for the second week in the row. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Soybean aphid prediction for Ohio
Ohio State University researchers anticipate a "low aphid" year in the state after finding a lack of eggs at most buckthorn sites last fall. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Rust diseases present in Indiana wheat
Stripe rust and leaf rust have been confirmed by crop consultants at low levels in several wheat fields in far southern Indiana, near Gibson County. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
Do you think a recently filed lawsuit or subsequent lawsuit will eventually lead EPA to force states in the Mississippi River basin to adopt highly restrictive numeric nutrient water quality standards?
C) Don't know