DuPont, Monsanto partner on new soybeans
DuPont and Monsanto announced a series of technology licensing agreements that will expand the range of seed products they can offer farmers. Full story.
Rabobank issues new report on global urea market
Rabobank has published a new research report on the global urea industry, forecasting structural change in the global urea market due to capacity expansion by key importers and low-cost players in the Middle East and Africa regions. Full story.
AGREBON to build fertilizer plants in North Dakota
AGREBON has entered into an agreement with Progressive Nutrient Systems (PNS) to incorporate its technology in small-scale distribution nitrogen fertilizer plants, which will be built adjacent to ethanol production facilities throughout North Dakota. Full story.
How many corn acres will be planted in 2013?
What is your guess for the March 28th USDA projection for planted acreage for corn? Likely, if you are not planting as much corn as others, you think the number will be on the low end of the 96-99 million possible range. Full story.
Safe handling of anhydrous ammonia
Although agriculture has used anhydrous ammonia for fertilizer for many years, the farming community can easily forget how this chemical should be handled with care and caution. Full story.
Now is the time to fine tune your sprayer
Higher pesticide costs and new chemicals designed to be used in lower doses make accurate application more important than ever. There is no better time than early spring to take a closer look at your sprayer. Full story.
A cold spring is tough on crops
A cold spring is not an enjoyable experience for farmers who pride themselves on being first to plant wheat in the fall and corn in the spring. During the past few years these courageous planters have been fortunate to get warmer than normal spring weather, but this year it seems that the tables may have turned. Full story.
EDITORIAL: April showers bring...taxes
|By Bob Stallman, president American Farm Bureau Federation
While taxes are necessary for a functioning government and society (where would we be without public schools, roads and firemen or police officers), if not reigned in, they can become too much for American families and businesses. Full story.
WSSA stresses early response to invasive weeds
Studies show that small, newly established invasive weed populations can expand at rates of up to 60 percent per year. As the size of the infestation increases, the cost of control soars while the probability of successful management plummets. Full story.
Tips so that biofuel plants don’t become weeds
Researchers at the University of Illinois’s Energy Biosciences Institute have developed some suggestions on how to improve the regulation of all invasive plant species, including new biofuels plants. Full story.
New 1,500 ton sulphur storage tank completed
H.J. Baker’s Tiger-Sul Products announced that to improve its handling and logistical position and to better serve its customers the company has completed construction on a new 1,500 ton molten sulphur storage tank at its facility in Atmore, Ala. Full story.
Don’t overlook the potential of starter
Placing some of the needed P, N, K and other nutrients near (starter) or with the seed (pop-up) at planting can result in a striking early season response that results in quicker canopy cover, decreased erosion potential and enhanced completion with weeds. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Corn flea beetle survival and potential for Stewart’s wilt
Corn flea beetle is a sporadic corn pest in Indiana and has had little impact of recent years. Still, winter temperatures in regions where beetles were abundant last season will determine if there is cause to be concerned this spring for susceptible inbreds and hybrids. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Delays in planting can decrease soybean yields
Most crop farmers have known that corn has a specific time for planting to realize maximum yield. Farmers are also beginning to realize that soybeans also benefit from being planted at the right time to maximize yields. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Assessing potential damage, estimating wheat yields
With the lack of precipitation in late summer and fall in many areas of Nebraska, winter wheat stands in some fields are questionable. This may be especially evident in continuous cropping situations. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
Are you reading articles about the attempt to require the labeling of food that might contain genetically modified ingredients?
A) Read them all
B) Have read some
C) Have read at least one article
D) Not at all concerned about the topic