By Christine Stebbins and Julie Ingwersen, Reuters
U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans, sorghum and other grains than last spring, and less corn, a more expensive crop to grow, as they face their tightest finances in a decade, analysts said before the government's closely watched plantings report on Tuesday.
Doane's 2015 Planting Intentions Survey was released to subscribers and clients Friday, March 20th. Results from this year's survey show a continuation of recent trends toward more soybeans and less corn acreage.
Syngenta announced that the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country. This double stack will be available for the 2015/2016 season.
Before making burndown applications, decide which crops will be planted to make sure the re-plant intervals following herbicide applications will match up well with the intended crop. For all burndown applications refer to the Row Crop Plant Back Intervals (MP-519) publication for replant guidelines.
EPA has extended the comment period for a proposal to improve the corn rootworm resistance management program currently in place for registrations of plant-incorporated protectants derived from Bt in corn.
Corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Southern Wisconsin, Southern Minnesota and surrounding areas can take advantage of new corn seed from Wyffels Hybrids. The company rolled out 14 new products, including six new base genetics, for the 2016 growing season.
While many recent studies have documented that agricultural producers must significantly increase yields in order to meet the food, feed, and fuel demands of a growing population, few have given practical solutions on how to do this. Crop science researchers at the University of Illinois interested in determining and reducing corn yield gaps are addressing this important issue by taking a systematic approach to the problem.