Varieties of one of the world's most important staple crops will be stored for perpetuity deep in the Arctic ice. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) joined scientific experts and delegations from Peru, Costa Rica and Norway to witness a ceremony that will help to preserve these vital crops for future generations.
On Aug.19, 2015 a federal judge from the XII District Court overturned a 2013 measure that prevented biotechnology companies, universities, or public research institutes from planting genetically engineered (GE) corn in Mexico. Later that same day, supporters of the injunction appealed the decision. Now a Federal Magistrate will need to pronounce within the next several days if he is agrees or not with the judge to uphold the decision to overturn the 2013 ruling or agrees with the groups supporting the continuation of the injunction.
As custom harvesters make their way across the United States and Canada this summer, I keep wondering what happens to all that yield data these machines are collecting. I am sure much of the data is forwarded to the landowners and farmers so that they can make decisions for next year. I hope so. But do custom harvesters address this in their agreements?
AGCO Corporation announced that its AgCommand API (Application Programming Interface) is now open to approved third-party developers and service providers of farming applications, such as management dashboards and mobile apps. This new capability will enable AGCO customers to access their machine data through their other farm and fleet management tools.
U.S. new-crop soybean and corn prices are expected to drop as much as $1-$2 per bushel below production costs in the coming months as near-record domestic output adds to bulging world supplies, industry officials said on Thursday.
Across the state some soybeans have hit the later growth stages and we have a range of tall, beautiful soybeans loaded with pods to short, scraggly, can still see the rows with few pods soybeans and everything in between. Variability rules for the summer of 2015.
The agriculture industry is increasingly relying on remote imagery services to make timely and effective decisions in the field. According to a survey of 2015 InfoAg attendees, nearly half (47 percent) said that they plan to increase their investments in remote imagery services, citing real-time data and higher yields as the primary factors influencing its adoption by farmers.
It is a tendency of some people to only think of plant nutrition in terms of how much fertilizer to add. This simplification may be understandable since a healthy crop reveals only the above ground plant; the roots that support the visible plant are seldom seen without further exploration.
BASF and Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (Embrapa) officially launched the Cultivance Production System, a milestone for Brazilian science, as it contains the first genetically modified soybean fully developed in Brazil.