Ag biotech market to hit $14.4 billion in 2012
Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4 percent, the agricultural biotechnology market has been estimated to reach a market value of $24.8 billion by 2017. Full story.
First strobilurin resistance in CLS
The first report of strobilurin resistance in populations of Cercospora beticola
, the cause of Cercospora leaf spot (CLS) in Michigan and Nebraska, has now been published. Full story.
New Leader announces its events at MAGIE
Highway Equipment Company, the manufacturer of New Leader crop nutrient applicators and Hi-Way road maintenance equipment, announced the special promotions it plans to take place during the Midwest Ag Industries Expo (MAGIE) Aug. 22-23 in Bloomington, Ill. Full story.
Capture LFR insecticide road tour coming to Midwest
FMC announced the Capture LFR Insecticide “Meat and Greet” Road Tour, a series of meeting events that will take place at retailer locations across the Midwest from Aug.13 to Sept. 28. Full story.
Beck's Hybrids reassures Midwest on 2013 seed
As farmers across the Midwest continue to experience record temperatures and lack of rainfall, one question still remains. Will there be an adequate supply of corn and soybean seed for the 2013 planting season? Full story.
CF Industries to acquire Viterra’s interests in CFL
CF Industries Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Glencore International plc to acquire the interests in Canadian Fertilizers Limited currently owned by Viterra Inc. for total cash consideration of C$915 million, subject to certain adjustments. Full story.
|Featured products at MAGIE 2012, Aug. 22-23 in Bloomington, Ill.
The KBH Corp. of Clarksdale, Miss., manufacturer of quality fertilizer and seed equipment for nearly 60 years, will double its exhibit space at this year's MAGIE show. The KBH 26-Ton Dry Fertilizer Tender Trailer has standard features such as 304 stainless steel, hydraulic hopper doors and a Deutz diesel engine but now also comes standard with hydraulic clean out doors, central lubricating systems and an Agri-Cover SRT spring assist tarp. Read more.
Marcus Construction Company
Founded in 1956, Marcus Construction has built a reputation of helping customers meet their needs with quality, affordable construction. As a leader in liquid chemical and dry fertilizer storage and flat grain storage facilities across the U.S., our longevity and experience will help you navigate the building process. From conventional and unit train plants to river and port terminals, Marcus Construction offers a total commitment to quality, schedule and budget. Read more.
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New, expanded label for Warrant herbicide
The new, expanded label for Warrant herbicide will now help to provide farmers the flexibility to manage small seeded grasses and broadleaf weeds, as well as tough-to-control weeds like Palmer amaranth and tall waterhemp in either a pre- or post-emergence application in cotton and soybeans. Full story.
Trimble introduces GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor
Trimble introduced the GreenSeeker handheld crop sensor, an easy-to-use measurement device designed to assess the health of a crop. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Too many programs for Congress to assess
|By Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional
If members of Congress cannot figure out how to deal with the farm bill economics, how in the world do they expect to complete a budget for all the departments and operational costs of each branch of the government, and have it total within the parameters of the budget cutting that is being demanded? Full story.
Researchers develop wheat for ‘wet’ southern climate
With winters often damp and dreary, Louisiana is not conducive for growing this crop, which has its origins in dry climates. But a Louisiana State University AgCenter wheat breeder has developed lines that can tolerate local conditions and allow farmers to grow wheat profitably. Full story.
Rentech Nitrogen completes part of DEF expansion
Rentech Nitrogen Partners L.P. announced that it has completed the diesel exhaust fluid system portion of its previously announced urea/DEF expansion project at its nitrogen fertilizer plant in East Dubuque, Ill. Full story.
Is it all about the application rate?
It seems that discussions by government regulators to minimize nutrient impacts immediately turn to reducing the rate of fertilizer application. While this approach has the advantage of simplicity and being easy to measure, a narrow focus on fertilizer application rate alone will consistently fall short of achieving the desired environmental and economic goals. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Performance problems with Bt corn rootworm traits
Calls in Minnesota over the last two weeks indicate Bt-RW trait performance problems may be expanding in scope. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Lush green soybean field may not be good sign
Farmers are reporting that in spite of prolonged drought and hot temperatures their soybean plants appear amazingly green for this time of year. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Control weeds in wheat stubble before they set seed
Kochia and Russian thistle are day-length sensitive and usually begin flowering in late July and early August, and set seed shortly after that. Controlling kochia and Russian thistle now is very important to prevent seed production. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
What percentage of your customers has disced their crops under due to the drought?
A) 0% to 5%
B) 6% to 10%
C) 11% to 20%
D) 21% to 30%
E) 30% or more