Arysta LifeScience North America has recently launched Zolera FX Fungicide. The highly systemic, powerful fungicide delivers broad-spectrum disease control with strong plant health benefits for improved yield in corn and soybeans.
Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the final estimates of the size of those crops in the second week of January. Any changes from the November acreage and yield forecasts that substantially alter the production estimates would influence price prospects into the spring of 2016.
The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its sister regional organizations will use their upcoming annual meetings to spotlight topics vital to the future of weed control – from the genetics of herbicide resistance to the use of plant diseases and insects to manage highly competitive invasive weeds.
Monsanto was granted a section 3 breeding registration for MON 87411, or Corn Rootworm III (CRWIII), which marked the trait’s final U.S. approval necessary to support full food, feed, and environmental authorization in the U.S.
Annual changes in production are a key determinant of price variability for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Production variability can occur across the globe, but it is usually of most significance when it occurs in a country or region that is a large producer of the crop.
By Lindsay Fennell, Bianca Moebius-Clune, Aaron Ristow, and Harold van Es, Soil and Crop Sciences Section – School of Integrative Plant Science, Cornell University
A high percentage of corn fields may receive substantially more N fertilizer than is economically optimum, for which there are no obvious visual signs. Conversely, fields deficient in N have obvious visual cues, such as stunted growth and yellowing leaves. The Corn Stalk Nitrate Test (CSNT) has been used for two decades by farmers and consultants as an end-of-season tool for evaluating field-specific corn N management practices.
From Ohio to Nebraska and Minnesota to Arkansas, growers throughout the United States participated in the stewarded introduction of Enlist corn and grew Enlist soybeans for seed production under the Dow AgroSciences’ Field Forward program in 2015. The Field Forward program provides select growers an opportunity to experience new technology before it is commercially available.