250 DroughtGard acreages planted
Monsanto has been successful in initiating its “Groundbreaker Program” for DroughtGard corn with farmers in the Plains where corn is typically grown with less rainfall than a major portion of the Corn Belt. Full story.
Joint venture to build new fertilizer plant
Yara has agreed with Orica and Apache to form joint ventures to build a 330,000 metric tons ammonium nitrate plant on the Burrup peninsula and distribute ammonium nitrate and other explosives products to mining customers in the Pilbara region. Full story.
Isagro USA announces two marketing agreements
Isagro USA announced two separate distribution arrangements for its proprietary Trichoderma biorational fungicide, effectively splitting marketing responsibilities between agricultural and turf/ornamental markets. Full story.
New global alliance formed by AEM associations
Leaders from seven agriculture equipment manufacturing associations from around the world have signed a memorandum of understanding to officially launch the Agrievolution Alliance, which will facilitate collaboration and cooperation on a global basis within the ag equipment manufacturing industry. Full story.
Iowa State releases crop scouting cards
Farmers and crop scouts can identify and keep track of soybean and corn field problems throughout the season by using a new series of field crop scouting cards. Full story.
Corn, beans and the pests that came to the party
The planting season may be wrapping up, but the crop protection season has just begun. And there are a myriad of legged and rooted pests that will be doing their job to reduce your yield for the year. Full story.
Trimble breaks ground on new headquarters
Trimble held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Rockies campus in Westminster, Colo. The new Rockies campus will be a 125,000 sq. ft., four-story building on 15 acres in the Westmoor area of Westminster. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Celebrating or cursing Endangered Species Day
|By Rich Keller, Editor, AgProfessional
Holding an Endangered Species Day is unlikely to stop a large portion of the rural population from cursing the way that the Endangered Species Act has been enacted and overseen through the years. Full story.
How plants chill out
Plants elongate their stems when grown at high temperature to facilitate the cooling of their leaves, according to new research from the University of Bristol published in Current Biology. Full story.
APHIS celebrates 40 years of public service
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is celebrating the agency’s 40th anniversary this week. Full story.
What is going on underground?
A lot of time and money is spent to get crops the nutrition they need for maximizing growth and yield. But don’t forget about the part of the plant hidden beneath the soil surface. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Early season leaf spots and blights of corn
There are several leaf spot and leaf blight diseases that can develop on young corn plants including anthracnose, holcus leaf spot and Stewart's bacterial wilt. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Specialty soybean varieties for niche markets
Arkansas soybean producers looking to diversify with a specialty crop may not have to look very far. One of the state's main specialty crops is soybeans for niche markets. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Head scab risk low, but stripe rust showing up
Despite weather conditions in Ohio that have been unfavorable for head scab, recent lower temperatures are favorable for other diseases such as rust. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How have agronomy sales been so far this year compared to last year?
A) Sales have been up significantly.
B) Sales have been up slightly.
C) Sales are about the same.
D) Sales are down slightly.
E) Sales are down significantly.