Waterhemp jumps to No. 1 weed to watch
Glyphosate-resistant waterhemp is making a troublesome mark in the Midwest, so much so that it has become the new No.1 weed to watch for farmers in the region. Full story.
Register now for NAEHSS safety school Aug. 21-22
The 2012 Safety School conducted annually by the National Agronomic Environmental Health and Safety School will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Asmark Institute Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill. Registration is underway. Full story.
GVM and Independent Ag Equipment split
GVM Inc. will be moving its manufacturing to East Berlin, Penn., just 15 miles from its current location in Biglerville, and GVM’s locations in Biglerville, Bellevue, Ohio, and Bunker Hill, Ind., will begin to operate under Independent Ag Equipment as distributors of multiple equipment lines and acting as separate entities from manufacturing. Full story.
New safety guidelines for two-tank NH3 wagons
A new set of voluntary guidelines for plumbing multi-tank anhydrous ammonia systems has been recently developed by a coalition of state government, academia and industry representatives. Full story.
i3G Corp launches i-tank Remote Tank Monitoring
The company's i-tank product line is designed to help optimize the delivery of bulk liquids by monitoring and reporting precise liquid levels on remote storage tanks. Full story.
Novozymes churning out new enzymes
A good guess is that Novozymes is not widely known in the agricultural industry as a global leader in all types of industrial microorganisms and enzymes with its discovery, research, development and uses even though the company has more than 6,000 active patents. Full story.
Arysta LifeScience gains rights to biostimulants
Arysta LifeScience and Intermag have signed a licensing agreement whereby Arysta LifeScience has been granted access to all formulations of Intermag’s proprietary titanimum-based biostimulant technology. Full story.
EDITORIAL: EU too influential over Central America ag
|By Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional
The European Union is tightening its business connections with Central American countries, and that presumably means agricultural exports to Europe is part of that tightening. I’m afraid this means European countries are achieving more power over how crops are grown by Central American producers. Full story.
Pesticide spills: Be prepared
Spills do happen. It may be a small spill that you can handle with a spill kit or one that you are not able to handle yourself. In either case, the trick is to be prepared. Full story.
AgGateway launches enhancements to AGIIS
AgGateway announced the launch of the first of many upcoming enhancements to AGIIS that will make adding and maintaining products much simpler as well as introduce product security features that allow subscribers to determine precisely who can access their product information in AGIIS. Full story.
Central Life Sciences introduces Centynal insecticide
Central Life Sciences announced the availability of Centynal Insecticide, a new tool for protecting stored grains against insects such as granary weevils, rice weevils, lesser grain borers and more. Full story.
Soybeans and N fertilizer — Do they go together?
Soybeans can be responsive to N fertilizer under certain conditions, whether in high or low yield environments. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Corn yield potential estimates amidst a 'perfect storm'
A good share of the crop will silk in the next few days to two weeks. This is the most critical time for corn in terms of effects on yield potential, a time when water use maximizes. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Drought season highlights damage caused by nematodes
The drought throughout Indiana is intensifying nematode damage in farm fields, says a Purdue Extension nematologist. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Multiple challenges impact 2012 wheat
The winter wheat crop has faced several challenges this year including diseases and pests despite a warm spring, which sped up the crop’s development and subsequent harvest. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How does this year’s drought compare to 1988's weather in your location?
A) Very similar
B) Somewhat similar
C) Not similar at all
D) Don’t know