Wild, wet winter ahead? Maybe not
Last winter fell far short of precipitation expectations, and with the dwindling development of El Niño, forecasters have little drought-busting anticipation for the 2012-2013 winter season. Full story.
Rabobank expects higher global fertilizer demand
A new report on the global fertilizer industry from Rabobank predicts increasing demand for fertilizer, which is expected to spur international trading. Full story.
ARA Management Academy registration open
Agronomy retail business senior-level managers, department managers, high-potential managers and regional and district managers from manufacturers and basic suppliers can share ideas with peers at the ARA Management Academy. Full story.
Seed industry makes strides in eBusiness
More than 20 leading companies in the seed industry are working collaboratively within AgGateway to improve eBusiness processes, with major improvements slated for the end of 2012 and more to come next year. Full story.
Remote monitoring unit offers control over ag assets
The Messenger Remote Monitoring Unit from Global Monitoring offers the tools to remotely manage and control assets, such as irrigation systems, wells/tanks/reservoirs and more by alerting specified personnel of conditions such as energy usage, temperature, power failure and security on a 24/7 basis. Full story.
Anhydrous tanks need to be in compliance
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring encourages anhydrous ammonia dealers to get their anhydrous nurse tanks ready for next spring. Full story.
Stakeholders promote funding for pesticide safety
The Weed Science Society of America and more than 30 organizations from the scientific community, government, education and industry have made a commitment in launching the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Is Brazil the reservoir of future ag capacity?
|By Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaffer, University of Tennessee
Back in 2001, it was estimated that Brazil could bring 200 million to 300 million acres of land into agricultural production — an area equal to the U.S. acreage involved in major crop production. Two years later, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service estimated that over time, the potential added production acreage could be closer to 420 million acres. Full story.
R7 Tool wins ARA Technology Contest
Voting concluded on Thursday, Oct. 18 with Winfield Solutions' R7 Tool winning the contest with 173 votes. Full story.
Trimble adds boom height control to its Field-IQ
Trimble introduced boom height control for self-propelled sprayers as the latest feature of its Field-IQ crop input control system. Full story.
China inks 10-year potash supply deal with U.S. miner
A state-owned Chinese fertilizer company has signed a 10-year potash supply agreement with Prospect Global Resources Inc, guaranteeing China a steady flow of the crucial fertilizer and helping it partially sidestep multinational suppliers. Full story.
Integrating 4R nutrient stewardship and precision ag
Precision agriculture tools can provide the feedback and recordkeeping necessary for the accountability that is needed in nutrient management. The inclusion of accountability is another way 4R stewardship moves beyond traditional nutrient management. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Palmer amaranth confirmed in northwest Indiana
Purdue weed scientists with the assistance of Purdue Extension educators and various agricultural industry reps have identified corn and soybean fields in northwestern Indiana that have Palmer amaranth infestations. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Three-step approach to managing phytophthora
The No. 1 threat to soybean yields is phytophthora root rot, contends Matt Hubsch, senior agronomist with Legend Seeds. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Heat-tolerant wheat in development
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development announced that they have signed an agreement to develop heat-tolerant wheat varieties using a range of classical breeding and modern molecular biology tools. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
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