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Syngenta, Gavilon enhance Duracade support in 2015

09/15/14

Syngenta announced that it has renewed and enhanced its program with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to provide grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant Agrisure Duracade in 2015.

Entomologist tries to stay ahead of insect resistance to Bt corn

08/19/14

Fall armyworms and corn borers have long been a concern for Louisiana corn growers. While farmers in the U.S. have planted transgenic Bt corn varieties since the 1990s to biologically control pests, staying ahead of their ability to develop resistance is a constant battle.

Watch for mites in this dry weather

08/13/14

There is no guarantee that mites will be a problem in any particular field, but dry (low humidity) weather and drought stressed plants increase the probability of a problem occurring.

Suspected Bt corn rootworm resistance in Pennsylvania  (08/13/14)

Texas fall armyworms out early due to unseasonable rains (07/31/14)

Scout for western bean cutworm, western corn rootworm in Ohio (07/31/14)

Six steps to identify corn rootworm damage (07/28/14)

Rotation resistant and rotation susceptible WCR  (07/23/14)

What insects to watch for in corn, beans and wheat (07/21/14)

Corn rootworm pest management best with long-term approach (07/07/14)


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Afternoon Comments 09/16


Corn futures closed slightly higher Tuesday. The Farm Service Agency released its updated numbers concerning acreage enrolled in U.S. crop insurance programs Monday night. It boosted corn acreage and prevent planted acres from its August estimates. Futures rallied in response Monday night, turned lower, but ended the day slightly higher. Traders cited widespread bargain hunting. December corn futures closed up 0.75 cent at $3.4375/bushel Tuesday, while May rose 0.75 to $3.6425.
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