New patent granted for second Enlist trait
Dow AgroSciences LLC announced it received a second patent that covers crop plants containing another of the company's Enlist class of herbicide-tolerant traits. Full story.
USDA/NASS to interview soybean, wheat growers
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service announced it is collecting chemical usage data from soybean and wheat growers in 26 states. Full story.
New Agrisure Duracade trait from Syngenta
Syngenta announced that the Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration of its Agrisure Duracade trait (Event 5307 Corn) for control of corn rootworm. Full story.
Voting to select ARA technology presenter
Voting to select the agricultural industry innovation or technology that Agricultural Retailer Association members would like to learn more about during the ARA Annual Conference & Expo in December is open. The deadline to vote is Oct. 19. Full story.
USDA scientists met to discuss 4R implementation
On Sept. 25, the USDA held a Partnership Meeting to discuss nitrogen management through utilization of the 4Rs. Full story.
New report on comparative crop production systems
Context developed a study to provide a comparative assessment of a country's use of technology to successfully enhance the sustainable production of key field crops at a macro-level. Full story.
Wolf Trax founders win Manning Innovation Award
Wolf Trax founders Kerry Green and Geoff Gyles are being honored with an Innovation Award by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation. They are the first honorees to receive the award for agricultural innovation since 1997. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Are too many ag patents being granted?
|By Rich Keller, Editor, AgProfessional
A New York Times
article made me take notice of how all the legal fighting about patent infringement is affecting high-tech industries, specifically the smartphone and software industry. Full story.
Nominations open for 2013 4R Advocate Program
The Fertilizer Institute launched the 2013 4R Advocate Awards Program with a call for entries from retailers wishing to highlight the exceptional nutrient stewardship practices of their grower customers. Full story.
Illinois site was an example of weed resistance
It wasn’t hard finding Palmer amaranth dotting fields in the Midwest and South last summer, and many of this pigweed species were herbicide resistant. Full story.
Fall fertility issues: Answers for your questions
What happened to all of the nitrogen you applied last fall and this spring to your 2012 corn with the intent of producing a bumper crop? The corn plants certainly did not use it. So where is it, and will it be available for the 2013 crop? Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Guidelines for fall-applied herbicides
Applying herbicides after harvest provides an additional opportunity to manage some problematic weed species, including winter annuals, biennials and perennials. Be sure to scout fields before making any application to determine what weeds are present and if their densities are high enough to warrant treatment this fall. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
New Phytophthora spp. causing root rot on soybean
Most growers and consultants are familiar with Phytophthora rot on soybean; however, the primary causal agent in Wisconsin is P. sojae. The 2012 season is the first time that P. sansomeana was detected on soybean, resulting in root rot in Wisconsin. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Canada thistle control
Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is an aggressive, creeping perennial weed that infests crops, pastures, rangeland, roadsides, and noncrop areas. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How do you think the drought will impact fall fertilizer application?
A) It shouldn’t impact application
B) Will make application challenging
C) Will cause us to re-evaluate waiting to apply in the spring
D) Don’t know