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Next Class products to deliver for Asgrow and Dekalb in 2016

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.


Seed treatments can reduce pest battles as crops grow

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.


ASA calls on EU to issue import approvals for 13 biotech traits

In a letter sent last week to European Health & Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and fellow farm groups urged that draft import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products be considered without further delay by the EU’s College of Commissioners. Import authorizations for 13 new biotechnology products, including soybeans, corn, canola and cotton, are pending, some for well over a year.


New herbicide for seed corn and other specialty corn

After receiving registration approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DuPont Crop Protection has introduced DuPont Revulin Q herbicide, an early postemergence herbicide for corn grown for seed, sweet corn, yellow popcorn, and field corn grown for silage or grain.


Syngenta mulls counterclaims to biotech corn lawsuits

Syngenta AG may file counterclaims against some of the more than 750 U.S. grain farmers and exporters who have sued the seed maker over sales of biotech corn seed that disrupted trading with China last year, regulatory documents show.


Corn plant populations on the rise

Corn plant populations have steadily increased in Indiana over the past 25 years by about 300 plants per acre per year. Probably the biggest reason for the increase in corn population, Nielsen said, is the improved stress tolerance of modern hybrids, meaning the plants do better in densely populated fields.


New Croplan by WinField seed is performance validated

Croplan by WinField introduced its latest seed products shown to optimize production in all types of conditions. No matter what challenges Mother Nature serves up, farmers and retail partners will have newfound choices, helping to ensure their success in the coming year.


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