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New approaches to weed management: Public-private partnerships

Large scale management of weed populations is vital to decreasing propagule pressure and reducing weed seedbanks. Unfortunately, demands for improved management techniques will escalate in many areas as herbicide resistance (HR) expands.

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Chinese farmers to grow up to 15% less soy in 2015/16

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.

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ASA concerned over EU action on GMO imports

The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded with concern and disappointment in a decision from the European Commission to propose amending its approvals process for biotechnology traits to allow individual member states to opt out of the import of products containing those traits, even though such traits have been fully approved by EU food safety officials.

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Many farmers switching from corn to soybeans

A lot of farmers may be switching to soybeans because of the high cost of growing corn. USDA’s first estimate for corn acreage in 2015 came in at 89.2 million acres, down about 1.5 million from last year.

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Will soybean consumption reach the USDA projection?

With plentiful supplies of soybeans available, the magnitude of 2014-15 marketing year ending stocks of U.S soybeans has limited implications for old crop prices. Those stocks, however, will reveal the strength of demand for U.S. soybeans, will be part of next year's supply, and could have some influence on prices during the 2015-16 marketing year.

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Soybean Planting Decision Tool helps select planting date and maturity

Determining when to plant soybeans and selecting variety maturities are two critical decisions that Iowa farmers make each year. These two decisions greatly affect yield potential and economic return. Typically, soybean variety selection occurs months before soybean planting occurs. An added complexity is current weather conditions at the time of planting.

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