DuPont Pioneer eyes biotech wheat for long-term growth
DuPont is expanding its pipeline of new products under development to include the potential for a biotech wheat, a company official said on Tuesday. Full story.
BioNitrogen signs agreement with CF Industries
BioNitrogen Corporation announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with CF Industries for the removal of its woody biomass from phosphate mining land to use for urea fertilizer production. Full story.
Potash Corp wants to buy ICL despite obstacles
Canadian fertilizer producer Potash Corp of Saskatchewan says it is determined to buy most, if not all, of ICL Israel Chemicals Ltd and that stiff local opposition to such a takeover is based on unfounded fears. Full story.
Valent introduces new seed-applied fungicide
Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced that Rizolex Fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use as a seed protectant on soybeans, cotton, sorghum, corn and sugar beets. Full story.
Long-term goals outlined by Bayer CropScience
Farmers are looking for whole-farm solutions for simplified production with one or two major suppliers of technology and products, said David Hollinrake, vice-president agricultural commercial operations marketing, Bayer CropScience. Full story.
Advanced Microbial Solutions announces name change
Advanced Microbial Solutions, LLC (AMS), an agricultural technology company delivering applied, biochemical-based solutions for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition, announced today that the company has changed its name to Agricen. Full story.
Know how much N you have before applying more
Knowing how much nitrogen is in the soil will help you apply the right amount of fertilizer this spring. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Texas farmers roll the dice with spring planting
|By Mike Barnett, Texas Farm Bureau
When I drive out in the country this time of year I think of Vegas, where the high rollers gamble their stake for a winning bet. Full story.
DuPont leader reports on ag pipeline
At the Goldman Sachs 17th Annual Agribusiness Conference, DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel highlighted 2013 growth drivers and advancements of its agriculture research pipeline to sustain innovation across its seed, crop protection and nutrition and health businesses. Full story.
Will there be a black cutworm outbreak in 2013?
Due to high levels of black cutworms during the 2012 growing season, many corn producers are concerned about another black cutworm outbreak in 2013, says Matt Hubsch, senior agronomist, Legend Seeds. Full story.
Pentair’s Hypro new filling and transfer pumps
Pentair’s Hypro 1542P Series Polypropylene Transfer Pump, ideal for tank filling and chemical transfers, is now offered with an optional aluminum frame for easier handling and increased protection during transport. Full story.
Guidelines for applying lime to no-till fields
When the soil pH gets too low for optimal crop production, lime must be applied to reduce the effect of toxic aluminum on plant roots, to maintain good conditions for microbial activity, and to get the best performance from some of the soil-applied herbicides. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
App provides daily variable rate recommendations
The new "Solver" function from Advanced Ag Solutions LLC can provide crop advisers the ability to download daily recommendations that can be used to control product rates in the field. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Soybean burndown options for control of marestail
Skipping the fall or early spring applications and applying all of burndown and residual herbicide together in spring introduces more variability in marestail control, and delaying application until late April or May can result in inconsistent control of emerged plants with burndown herbicides. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Great Plains wheat has snow, but what is underneath?
When snow is falling in Kansas, so is the wheat market in Kansas City. However, with record snow that generated 18-20¢ losses in wheat contracts on Monday, the export buyers came back in Tuesday to take advantage of bargain basement prices and halted the freefall. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
How concerned are your grower customers about the pending decision from the Supreme Court in the Bowman v. Monsanto seed patent infringement lawsuit?
A) Extremely concerned. There could be big implications for the industry.
B) Somewhat concerned. Watching the case closely, but unsure how the decision will impact ag.
C) Somewhat unconcerned. Will wait and see what happens.
D) Unconcerned. Not following the case whatsoever.