The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program kicks off its eighth season with nearly 200 farmers planting and evaluating pre-commercial Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton variety candidates for the Deltapine Class of 2016.
By Randy Bell, Michigan State University Extension
Recently, Grand Traverse Culinary Oils, a Traverse City, Mich., based purveyor of Michigan grown and processed culinary oils and grains, announced it would plant, harvest and process certified organic emmer wheat during the 2015 growing season. Such an announcement led me to investigate and share information about this ancient wheat variety.
Although cold weather and cool soil temperatures have made many Ohio corn fields unsuitable yet for spring planting, growers who haven’t begun planting shouldn’t worry because there’s still time to plant and expect good yields, said an agronomist with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Growers who want to make sure they get their corn crops off to a good start this season should make sure they perform tillage only when necessary and under the proper soil conditions, cautions a field crops expert with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
Bioceres S.A. and Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced that their soybean joint venture, Verdeca, has received the first regulatory approval of its HB4 stress tolerance trait in soybeans in Argentina. This is the world’s first regulatory approval of an abiotic stress tolerance trait in soybeans.
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., and Bioceres, S.A., announced an agreement to develop and commercialize innovative traits in soybeans.
By United Soybean Board, American Soybean Association and U.S. Soybean Export Council
A new white paper shows that a three-year postponement in global approval of biotech-enhanced soybean traits any time in the next 10 years would cost farmers and consumers a total of nearly $19 billion, compared with typical approval timelines.
Farmers in China, the world's top buyer of soybeans, could slash the amount of land they use to grow the oilseed by as much as 15 percent in 2015/16 due to uncertainty over how a new subsidy scheme will work, industry analysts said.