Is your corn suffering from drought or Goss’s Wilt?
Once you have it, you’ll have it forever, and that is not a good thing, because the bacteria which cause Goss’s Wilt will stay in crop residue over the winter to infect the next crop. The problem is moving rapidly from the Western Corn Belt eastward, and heavy winds that blew through the Eastern Corn Belt this weekend may have helped spread it even faster. Full story.
Soil moisture conditions and crop water use
Generally, the no-till system is the most effective practice in conserving soil moisture among other tillage systems, especially during dry periods in rain-fed agricultural areas. Full story.
Last week to nominate 'Ag Retailer of the Year'
The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is still accepting nominations for the Agricultural Retailer of the Year Award, but time is running out. Nominations are due Friday, July 6. Full story.
On-the-go Mobile Weather offered by John Deere
Detecting the weather conditions on the go has become a feature that ag retailers and custom applicators are seeing as extremely important in today’s regulated application business, and the electronics for this weather-condition monitoring has become readily available from John Deere. Full story.
EPA registers Syngenta’s refuge-in-a-bag corn seed
Syngenta announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration approval for two refuge-in-a-bag trait stacks, which will be available for the 2013 planting season. Full story.
Deere dealers could hire crop consultants
John Deere has introduced MyJohnDeere.com as part of John Deere FarmSight strategy for a centralized online portal. Suggestion were made that equipment dealers could hire crop consultants to make production recommendations using data housed in MyJohnDeere.com. Full story.
New EverGol Energy fungicide seed treatment
Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Bayer CropScience to provide EverGol Energy fungicide seed treatment to growers planting Pioneer brand soybeans, beginning with the 2013 growing season. Full story.
EDITORIAL: The great rural America paradox
|By Bob Stallman, president, American Farm Bureau Federation
A wise man once said that rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life, not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have, like traffic, crime and crowds. This sentiment can be seen in the growing number of urban transplants that have made their way toward greener and more spacious pastures. Full story.
Kudzu vine key to kudzu bug’s survival
The pest eats the vine, but it overwinters on the bark of nearby trees. Those that survive winter lay eggs on kudzu in the spring. Full story.
TeeJet launches new high-precision GNSS receivers
TeeJet Technologies introduced its new line of high-precision GNSS receivers for use in the most demanding ag applications. Full story.
How extended high heat disrupts corn pollination
In years when we get high day and nighttime temperatures coinciding with the peak corn pollination period, we can expect problems. Continual heat exposure before and during pollination worsens the response. Full story.
Managing crop nutrition in a changing climate
Uncommon weather is becoming more common. Extreme weather has implications for managing crops and their nutrition requirements. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
The effect of high heat and drought on corn
High temperatures can cause problems in corn even when soil moisture is adequate — and will compound problems in drought-stressed corn. Hot, dry conditions are particularly damaging during pollination (VT-tassel through R1-silk). Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Cupping leaves on soybean
Although it is easy to look at cupping and curling symptoms on soybean and claim injury from a growth regulator, it is much more difficult and important to determine the origin of growth regulator herbicide injury or determine if it is a viral disease that can cause a similar symptom. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Wheat fields with stripe rust increasing in N.D.
Of the fields scouted across North Dakota, about 25 percent had symptoms of stripe rust at varying levels of prevalence within a field. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How will a recent court decision allowing an antitrust lawsuit against major fertilizer companies to proceed be settled?
A) Fertilizer companies will be the final winners.
B) Companies purchasing fertilizer will win out.
C) Fertilizer buyers will win a small settlement, but nothing major.
D) Have no idea what to expect.