From wet, cold conditions in the eastern Corn Belt to excessively dry, cool soils in the Plains states, spring field conditions could pose early growth challenges for this season's crops. They may also provide growers with the opportunity to witness the benefits of using a starter fertilizer, says an agronomic expert from CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative.
Placing fertilizer on the seed can help speed up early plant growth but also can substantially reduce stand if a fertilizer is over-applied or soils are dry. How dry is too dry? That is a good question and the answer depends on the soil corn is being planted in.
A new formulation of a plant nutrition product has been introduced by Verdesian Life Sciences. The new product is specifically designed as an alternative to address concerns of tree nut and stone fruit growers who might have export issues with recent European Union (EU) Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) for phosphites.
The head of Israel's national labor court in Jerusalem on Monday ruled that Israel Chemicals (ICL) would not be allowed to lay off employees at its southern plants as planned, sending the matter to a regional labor court.