ERS analyses evaluated the long-term financial returns to growers who adopt weed control practices that aim to slow resistance to glyphosate, and compared those returns when neighboring farmers also manage to slow resistance.
Funded partially by a grant from the USDA in collaboration with N.C. State’s Dominic Reisig and other colleagues, as well as a five-year Hatch project (SC01700519) titled “Ecology and Management of Arthropods in Corn,” Reay-Jones is conducting ongoing research involving genetically modified corn containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) toxins.
The ever-increasing threat from kudzu bugs to Southern soybeans is expected to continue throughout the season. As a result, Syngenta and local extension experts recommend that growers increase their scouting efforts now.
Last week, symptoms of sudden death syndrome (SDS) began to appear in April 15-planted soybeans at the University of Illinois’ Northwestern Research Center in Warren County. Weather during the 2015 growing season has been favorable for the development of SDS.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) reports agricultural biotechnology traits continue to hit roadblocks in reaching the market. With an approval process that is asynchronous and susceptible to international politics, ISA notes traits that may contribute to food safety and security often are delayed.
With weather forecasters declaring the arrival of El Niño, what does it mean for major crops across America’s heartland, namely corn and soybeans? History offers some clues, according to a new report issued at this year’s Ag Media Summit by AgriBank, the St. Paul-based Farm Credit Bank.
As part of an annual monitoring program started nearly 20 years ago, university researchers have tracked the rise of sudden death syndrome (SDS) from relative obscurity to its current status as the second-leading cause of soybean crop losses due to disease in 2014. The increased severity of SDS in recent years has raised concerns among soybean growers, as they seek new solutions to help manage this yield-robbing disease.
Fungicide resistance in soybean production has been a growing concern, particularly since the discovery of strobilurin-resistant Cercospora sojina, better known as the pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot.
According to our weather guru, there is no close precedent for a summer like this in the last 100 years, and I can’t recall a year with this much mid-season rain in my almost 30 years here. This has obviously caused immense problems with post-emergence herbicide applications.