Potential implications of Mississippi River lawsuit
The lawsuit brought by several environmental advocacy groups against the EPA has even broader implications for the industry than the EPA's efforts to impose numeric nutrient criteria in the state of Florida, according to the Agricultural Retailers Association. Full story.
MAI, CSI to continue fipronil sales
Makhteshim Agan Group and Control Solutions Inc. have announced that they will continue manufacturing, marketing and sales of their fipronil-based Taurus SC product despite a recent court filing by BASF. Full story.
Priaxor, Merivon fungicides receive registration
BASF announced the full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of Priaxor fungicide and Merivon fungicide. Full story.
Funding for ag water use efficiency programs
Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes announced that collaboration between the agencies is again providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use throughout the State of California. Full story.
New tool for tracking a voracious pest
USDA scientists have developed a new tool to keep track of the Russian wheat aphid, which threatens wheat and barley, and to provide guidance to researchers and plant breeders on control strategies. Full story.
Pioneer Hi-Bred launches replant calculator
Pioneer's new tool helps producers decide whether to keep their current stand or replant where their crops have been impacted by weather, pests or other issues. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Don’t blame obesity on deserts
|By Rich Keller, editor, AgProfessional
All the promotion of consuming locally grown foods and making more healthy foods available to poor urban neighborhoods has been promoted as contributing answers to lowering the obesity rate of children and adults in those poor urban areas. Now two studies show that healthy-food deserts don’t really exist in most situations where child obesity is rampant. Full story.
EuroChem to acquire K+S Nitrogen
K+S Aktiengesellschaft has signed an agreement with EuroChem regarding the sale of K+S Nitrogen, one of the leading suppliers of nitrogenous fertilizers. Full story.
Black cutworm flocks to Indiana; scouting critical
Record numbers of black cutworm moths have descended upon Indiana fields, and after a week of warm temperatures and rainfall now is a critical time to scout, a Purdue Extension entomologist says. Full story.
Is there any value to starter fertilizer on soybeans?
Since soybeans can remove significant amounts of crop nutrients, soybeans can respond to starter fertilizer applications on low-testing soils, particularly phosphorus. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Emerged corn, herbicides and nitrogen
The rapid pace of planting in late April followed by rain has resulted in many fields having emerged corn before preemergence herbicides and nitrogen applications have been completed. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Soybean planting dates: Is earlier a good idea?
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in early soybean planting dates. Much of that interest is based on relatively recent work done in Nebraska, Iowa and Indiana. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Causes of brown, scorched leaves in wheat
There have been a number of reports of wheat fields in which flag leaves are becoming brown and developing symptoms of tip dieback. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
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