According to the annual Compliance Assurance Program (CAP) results, all growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted at least one refuge in a bag product, and many growers planted exclusively refuge-in-a-bag products.
Syngenta shared results from a survey revealing that a significant number of growers do not consider soybean cyst nematode (SCN) to be a serious threat. Despite this underestimation, SCN is one of the most damaging soybean pests, costing growers an estimated 128 billion bushels of soybeans every year, according to university specialists. SCN is found in every soybean-producing state across the U.S., and once present in a field, it cannot be eliminated.
Faced with unappealing prices for most major crops, farmers in the southern U.S. Plains are struggling with what to plant this year. The region, stretching from Texas to Nebraska, is traditionally one of the world's leading producers of wheat and cattle.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) urged the European Commission today to continue its work in addressing delays in the approvals timeline for crops grown with new biotechnology traits, saying the delays create a barrier to entry into the market for American soybeans and risk the supply of high quality feed for Europe’s livestock industry.
Looking to leverage soybean checkoff funds, reduce redundancy and prioritize local research, soybean farmer leaders from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Virginia have agreed to create a regional research consortium.
By Adapted from Farm Journal article by Sonja Begemann
Weed control isn’t about killing weeds; it’s about protecting yield—and the stakes are high. The challenge is not only gaining control of weeds this year, but every year following while herbicide resistance is building. It is logical that ag professionals have some farmer convincing to do when money is involved in this down ag economy.