House lawmakers push to end extra permit requirement
A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013 on Tuesday. Full story.
EPA, pesticide industry discuss protecting pollinators
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted the 2013 Pollinator Summit, drawing attendance from a variety of stakeholders who discussed current initiatives and opportunities for improving the health of pollinators, particularly honey bees. Full story.
Disease syndrome identified as key factor in bee deaths
A new long-term study of honey bee health has found that a little-understood disease study authors are calling “idiopathic brood disease syndrome” (IBDS), which kills off bee larvae, is the largest risk factor for predicting the death of a bee colony. Full story.
MANA introduces five new soybean herbicides
MANA announced its launch of five new soybean weed control tools: Rumble, Tailwind, Torment, Vise and Outflank herbicides. Full story.
Bayer CropScience launches bee care tour in Corn Belt
To further the understanding of the important role bees play, Bayer is launching its first national Bee Care Tour. Full story.
Monsanto's new cotton offers extended weed control
Monsanto Company unveiled the future name of its triple-mode-of-action for herbicide tolerance cotton product — Bollgard II XtendFlex. Full story.
Scientists testing sustainable P reclaimed from waste
Phosphorous recycled from human and animal waste for plant fertilizer could ease demand for the dwindling, increasingly expensive rock-mined element. Full story.
EDITORIAL: Keystone XL oil pipe circus set to drag into 2016
|By Robert Campbell, Reuters
The glacial pace of the U.S. government's review of the Keystone XL pipeline has advanced making the pipeline more likely but the slow pace of the process means a startup before 2016 looks impossible. Full story.
USDA report confirms the safety of food in the U.S.
Pesticide residues detected on a variety of food products are below the tolerances established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and “do not pose a safety concern,” according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). Full story.
Leica Geosystems adds GLONASS and steering support
Leica Geosystems announced several new product features and support updates. The company also released additional steering solutions for several existing and new tractor models for the Leica mojo3D as well as access to the GLONASS constellation for the Leica mojoMINI. Full story.
Making P and K fertilizer recommendations
Soil testing is the foundation upon which universities make nutrient recommendations. Something equally important that is often overlooked is the crop response correlation work that gives those soil test numbers meaning. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Kansas corn seeding rate recommendations
The optimal corn population for any situation will depend on the anticipated environment and how the hybrid responds to that environment. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
It’s not too late to soil sample for SCN
If you didn’t sample for soybean cyst nematodes in the fall as recommended, you can still collect soil samples for SCN. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Winter durum wheat breeding project at K-State
Kansas is known for hard red winter and hard white winter wheat, and the wheat breeding programs at K-State are naturally focused on those predominant classes of wheat. But the university also has a small breeding effort in Manhattan focused on winter durum. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
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