The onset of colder than normal weather always brings up the question of how the cold will affect insect populations in the upcoming growing season. Though the answer to this question seems simple it is actually very complex.
Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, professors of agronomy and ISU Extension and Outreach weed scientists, updated the 2015 Herbicide Guide for Iowa Corn and Soybean Production to reflect the 2014 growing season, product effectiveness and changes in industry offerings.
Monsanto's Indian subsidiary expects to submit final trial results for its genetically modified (GM) corn to lawmakers within a year for the government to then decide on a commercial launch, the company's country head said on Friday.
Corn feedstock is the single biggest input cost for an ethanol plant, and ethanol yield per bushel is one of the most important drivers of plant profitability. Because higher quality corn means higher ethanol yields, Syngenta is working with ethanol plants to help growers improve grain quality and earn a premium for doing so.
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.