Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers should consider switching from their normal full-season maturity hybrids to shorter-maturity hybrids.`
By Kiersten Wise, Purdue Univ., Daren Mueller, Iowa State Univ., Yuba Kandel, Iowa State Univ., Bryan Young, Purdue Univ., Bill Johnson, Purdue Univ., Travis Legleiter, Purdue Univ.
Farmers who were lucky enough to plant soybeans and spray pre-emergence herbicides in between rain events may now be seeing discolored or injured seedlings. Reports of fields with these issues are widespread across Indiana, Iowa, and surrounding areas, and many farmers and crop advisors are questioning if damage is more severe when pre-emergence herbicides are applied to fields that have been planted with seed treated with the new fluopyram fungicide seed treatment ILeVO.
By Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension
There have been some surprises this spring with rye showing up in fields when there was no rye planted previously, at least not intentionally. I figured it would be worthwhile to briefly discuss seed purity standards and control options.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available for public review and comment a draft environmental assessment (EA) and preliminary plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) following a petition received from the Monsanto Company.
Agrilead, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Kalo, Inc. of Overland Park, Kan. Through the alliance, Kalo will assume sales and marketing responsibility for the Agrilead NOVO Seed Care Prescription Management System and Agrilead's portfolio of seed care consumable products.
By Scott Irwin, Darrel Good, and John Newton, University of Illinois
As is the case in most years, there has been no shortage of discussion and analysis this spring of the potential impact of the timeliness of corn planting on yield prospects. Each effort tends to bring a slightly different perspective to the topic.
The Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) follows the same principles for sharing and distributing seeds among plant breeders and farmers. According to a recent publication in Crop Science, the last 100 years have witnessed a dramatic transition in how plant genetic material is controlled.
Argentina's Agriculture Ministry is creating a registry that will track the amount of genetically modified soybean seeds reaped from farmers' crops in order to crack down on the illegal resale of seeds developed by Monsanto Co.
By Bruce Potter, IPM Specialist, Phyllis Bongard, Extension Educational Content Development and Communications Specialist, and Seth Naeve, Extension Soybean Agronomist, University of Minnesota
Soybean planting and emergence is well ahead of the 5-year average, leaving the crop more vulnerable to early season frost events. Temperatures dropped into the low 30s and upper 20s (F) this week in the west-central and northwestern parts of the state, likely resulting in some degree of frost injury to emerged soybeans in select areas.