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Roundup Ready 2 Xtend finally approved by China

After more than a decade of research and development, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans are approved by China for import for use starting this season.

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Growers unaware of SCN yield damage to beans

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.

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Palmer amaranth could affect soybean yields in 2016

Although agricultural weed Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) primarily impacts southern U.S. states, new research shows it could soon spread further north and damage soybean yields in Illinois.

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New regional soybean research consortium formed and leader named

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.

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Help farmers plan against yield-robbing weeds

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.

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