The number of U.S. grain elevators, mills and feedlots that will buy a type of biotech corn banned by China has more than doubled since July, indicating growing domestic acceptance for a product seen as a potential risk to international trade.
By Jordan Hill, University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
A small weevil that lives inside corn kernels is costing Georgia growers millions of dollars each year. A University of Georgia scientist has teamed up with farmers and county Extension agents to put a stop to the maize weevil, the No. 1 insect pest of stored corn.
Midwest row crops are increasingly susceptible to pest pressure as aggressive weeds and insect outbreaks threaten yield, according to Dow AgroSciences specialists. Before growers enter fields this spring, they need to plan how to protect crops from these yield-robbing threats.
Since Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC, launched the “Right to Grow” program for Agrisure Duracade in early 2014, the total number of locations that will accept the corn trait has grown quickly, recently surpassing 1,650 locations.
Capture 3RIVE 3D in-furrow corn insecticide from FMC has received EPA registration for use with the new 3RIVE 3D ultra-low volume, in-furrow delivery system. The 3RIVE 3D system allows growers to treat up to 500 acres in one fill, using less than one-tenth the liquid carrier volume typically required to treat the same acreage.
Syngenta introduced the Enogen Value Tracker, a new tool for Enogen corn growers designed to simplify grain tracking. Beginning this year, the Enogen Value Tracker - a naturally derived, non-GMO purple tracer trait - will be included in select bags of Enogen hybrids. Syngenta intends to include the Enogen Value Tracker in all bags of Enogen seed over time.
Farmers can count on strong yield potential in 2016 with the robust lineup of new Asgrow and DeKalb brand products. The high-performing products demonstrate the latest advances from the industry’s leading breeding program. Farmers will have the opportunity to protect their investment through leading traits and the best in plant health with the 2016 Next Class.
Corn, cotton and soybean producers have to strike a balance between risk prevention and wise spending to achieve good profits each year. Insects that feed on recently planted crops can substantially reduce yields, but planting seeds pretreated with insecticides is one method of controlling these early-season pest problems.