Agrium incumbent nominees re-elected to board
Agrium Inc. announced the results of its 2013 annual meeting of shareholders Tuesday. Shareholders re-elected all 12 incumbent directors nominated by Agrium while candidates from challenger JANA Partners failed to gain any seats on the board. Full story.
DSM Nutritional Products and Monsanto to partner
DSM Nutritional Products and Monsanto Company announced a strategic partnership to deliver the first SDA (stearidonate soybean oil) omega-3 soybean oil for use in foods in North America. Full story.
Spraying off-label reduces yield, costs farmers money
Survey work conducted in 2012 by Stratus Agri-Marketing Inc. for Monsanto Canada shows the farmer practice of spraying off-label is becoming more common. Full story.
Farmers Cooperative, Hoegemeyer Hybrids form alliance
Farmers Cooperative Company (FC) and Hoegemeyer Hybrids announced they have formed a strategic alliance enabling FC to be an exclusive dealer of Hoegemeyer and HPT brand seed in 37 counties of Iowa. Full story.
Comments on herbicide carryover potential
Due to the widespread drought conditions experienced over the past year, many growers are concerned about the potential for herbicide carryover injury to this year's crops. Full story.
Sugar applications to corn and soybeans
Wanting to increase yields and looking to other farmers such as Kip Cullers for information, some of the University of Nebraska's on-farm research producers decided to test whether applying sugar to their crops would be beneficial. Full story.
Use gypsum to build soils and buffer weather
Gypsum is a “tool” that contributes to more efficient movement of air and water through the soil profile and helps speed warming of the planting bed in the spring, according to Ohio farmer Les Seiler. Full story.
EDITORIAL: No insecticide ban for killing a bird
|By Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional
Yes, insecticides can kill insects, bees and birds. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. Shall we ban the use of all insecticides? My answer is no, but many environmental activists say yes. Full story.
Killing cover crop reminders
With the delayed winter and cool spring, much of the cereal rye or other small grain cover crops were slower taking off this spring than in the past. Wow, what a difference a year makes! Full story.
i3G Corp offers “The One” single tank reader
i3G Corp has launched “The One” single tank reader, joining the company’s i-tank Remote Tank Monitoring Solution. Full story.
Cropping system nitrogen management
When fertilizer or manure N are applied to farm fields to provide the essential nutrient used in the greatest amounts by crops, it is also important to replenish the supply of N in soil organic matter. Full story. (Visit the Crop Fertility Resource Center for more fertilizer news and information.)
Drought tolerant corn hybrids
Many of the drought tolerant hybrids are primarily targeted for use in the Western Corn Belt especially in areas where corn growers are looking for ways to reduce irrigation and conserve water supplied by aquifers. Nevertheless two hybrids are adapted to Eastern Corn Belt conditions. Full story. (Visit the Corn Resource Center for more corn news and information.)
Growing 100 bushel soybeans in South Dakota
South Dakota State University is in a five-year project to increase production and profitabilty of soybean producers. Full story. (Visit the Soybean Resource Center for more soybean news and information.)
Kentucky FHB prediction center upgraded
It is anyone’s guess how severe fusarium head blight (FHB) will be this year, but the time will soon be upon us to decide if spraying a fungicide for FHB (and deoxynivalenol [DON] in grain) is necessary. Full story. (Visit the Wheat Resource Center for more wheat news and information.)
Has the drought situation improved in your area over the winter?
A) Yes, our drought is gone
B) Yes, but only slightly
C) No, we’re still the same
D) No, it’s gotten worse
E) Don’t know