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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.

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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.

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Evaluation of commercial seed treatments on soybean in Iowa

With funding provided from Iowa Soybean Association, 15 current commercial seed treatments from 8 companies were tested at 3 locations in Iowa.

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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.

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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.

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