Dow AgroSciences, Save Our Crops Coalition settle
Dow AgroSciences and the Save Our Crops Coalition issued a joint statement regarding regulatory issues around 2,4-D tolerant crops. Full story.
Monsanto comments on CRW resistance data
Monsanto responded to research from the University of Illinois that found confirmed resistance to Cry3Bb1 in two corn rootworm populations last year. Full story.
Jimmy Sanders to develop distribution network
Jimmy Sanders Inc. announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings LLC and affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, a global alternative investment manager, to pursue the development of a national agricultural input distribution network. Full story.
Optimum AcreMax XTreme gains approval
DuPont Pioneer recently received all necessary regulatory approvals for import into major world markets of grain grown from Optimum AcreMax XTreme products. Full story.
Looming global water crisis an 'urgent security issue'
With a billion new mouths to feed, the world will need the equivalent of 20 Nile Rivers by 2025 to grow enough food to avoid conflicts over water scarcity, a new report from a group of former world leaders says. Full story.
Genuity DroughtGard corn hybrids launched
For the 2013 season, Western Great Plains farmers will have a new tool to help manage drought conditions with the stewarded commercial introduction of Monsanto's Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids. Full story.
CLA supports EPA-led review on pollinator health
CropLife America (CLA) welcomed the review of the “Proposed Risk Assessment Process for Bees” by EPA’s Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Thank goodness — farmers won’t wipe out the human race
|By Geni Wren, Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
Recently, a report from Stanford University indicated that organic food essentially is not superior to conventionally-grown food. Researchers from Stanford’s Center for Health Policy reviewed 237 studies that compared either the health of people who ate organic or conventional foods, or, more commonly, nutrient and contaminant levels in the foods. Full story.
700,000 ton urea off-take agreement secured
CHS Inc. announced it will serve as the exclusive off-take company for urea fertilizer produced by the Summit Texas Clean Energy Project LLC plant at Penwell, Texas. Full story.
CHS, Mountain View Co-op to build fertilizer warehouse
CHS Inc., an energy, grains and foods company and the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative, and Mountain View Co-op, Black Eagle, Mont., announced they have formed a limited liability company to build a 35,000-ton dry fertilizer warehouse at Collins, Mont. Full story.
BioNitrogen selects gasification supplier for urea plant
BioNitrogen Corp. recently announced it signed a three-year, non-exclusive agreement with PRM Energy System Inc. for the construction of gasification units for its proposed urea plants. Full story.
Drought and fertilization
A good starting question to ask when crops have been affected by drought is: how much nutrient export was there from crop harvest? If corn, sorghum or other crop biomass was baled, then nutrient removal will be different than if grain were harvested as normal, and stalks remained. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Drought may increase stalk lodging in corn
Stalk lodging, which results from stalk rot, can have such an impact on harvest losses that many plant pathologists consider stalk rots to be the most significant yield limiting disease of corn. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Bean leaf beetle in late maturing soybeans
As fields mature, bean leaf beetle adults will leave and look for soybean fields that are still green to continue their feeding prior to overwintering. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Late-emerging volunteer wheat
Any field of volunteer wheat should be killed as soon as possible at this time of year so that it is completely dead at least two weeks before any wheat is planted within a half-mile of it. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How satisfied are you with the government’s response to the drought situation?
A) Very satisfied
B) Somewhat satisfied
C) Not satisfied
D) Don’t know or not applicable