Scorching heat harming corn and soy in dry soil
Extremely hot weather will move across the southern U.S. Midwest through the weekend, taking a toll on corn and soybean crops, an agricultural meteorologist predicted Wednesday. Full story.
Hot, dry weather makes it harder to control weeds
While the extended hot, dry weather in Ohio recently might mean that weeds aren’t growing as fast as they would in more moist conditions, the weather can still make weed management more challenging for corn and soybean growers, an Ohio State University Extension weed specialist says. Full story.
First new Canadian potash mine in 40 years
The first new potash mine in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 40 years is now being built by K+S Group of Kassel, Germany. Full story.
Could sugar help drought stressed corn?
The dry weather has farmers looking for any options to alleviate drought stress. Some are tempted to try sugar. Full story.
Still time to nominate Agricultural Retailer of the Year
The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is still accepting nominations for the Agricultural Retailer of the Year Award. Full story.
New fertilizer rules for 2013 in Indiana
New rules for fertilizer use, application and storage have been announced in Indiana. The new rules will take effect Feb. 16, 2013. Full story.
Case IH's spraying tips to maximize productivity
Case IH offers its tips for minimizing drift while applying pesticides. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Anti-ag California and Europe are similar
|By Rich Keller, editor, AgProfessional
California is similar to Europe’s more radical anti-biotechnology countries. That was reinforced in my mind last week while listening to Patrick Moore, Ph.D., a dropout founder of Greenpeace, and Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Full story.
New fungicide questions popping up
Across Iowa many farmers and agronomists are starting to ask if or when to apply fungicide on corn and soybeans. Full story.
INCOTEC acquires Landec Ag
INCOTEC announced that it has taken over all the activities and operations of Landec Ag LLC located in Oxford, Ind., and it will also obtain exclusive license rights from Landec to market the Intellicoat Pollinator Plus technology and both companies will jointly research the development of new polymer technologies. Full story.
New release of AGRIS Fuel Connect System
The Fuel Connect system automatically imports transaction information such as invoices and customer payments from fuel pump dispenser systems into the AGRIS agribusiness management system. Full story.
Care with plant nutrient analysis
This season, many climatic and soil factors are causing problems with corn and soybean growth. Sometimes plants also exhibit nutrient deficiency symptoms. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Hot & dry: Stress on the corn crop escalates
The moderate temperatures enjoyed throughout Indiana since the end of May delayed the onset of severe drought stress symptoms in many areas, but those temperatures have recently climbed to above-normal levels and, coupled with excessively dry soil conditions, increasingly reveal the severity of the situation in field after field. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Soybean response to drought
Soybean is susceptible to yield loss from water deficit, drought stress, at two key developmental stages, germination and reproduction-seed development. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Controlling volunteer winter wheat now is critical
Each year wheat producers lose millions of dollars in potential income by not controlling volunteer winter wheat and other weeds in wheat stubble. In the Central Great Plains, the largest losses are due to wheat streak mosaic and soil water losses. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
What does the word “sustainable” mean to you?
A) Allowing a business to be passed through multiple generations
B) A process of measuring manufacturing’s environmental impact using renewable sources
C) Using renewable sources in a way that does not harm the environment
D) Propaganda word for the organic industry