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K-State's leadership in wheat research recognized with $1.6M grant

Kansas State University wheat researchers are leading efforts to develop a better understanding of the wheat genome. The National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Program awarded the researchers a three-year, $1.6 million grant to fund projects and collaborations to help train new generations to answer challenging plant genomics questions.

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AGCO introduces the Solo AGCO Edition

AGCO Corporation, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, announced the arrival of the Solo AGCO Edition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Utilizing intuitive mission planning and cloud-based, high-resolution mapping software, the UAV is easy to use and can increase farmers' efficiency.

Corn

In-season forecast of soil water-nitrogen and corn-soybean yields

The corn and soybean crops are halfway through their life cycle and are currently in the most critical phase of growth. Final yields will be determined by a combination of soil-plant processes that are highly affected by the prevailing climatic conditions in August, existing status of the soil water and nitrogen reserves, biomass production and N uptake to date, and biotic factors such as insect and disease pressure.

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Herbicide wind drift likely to increase with new soybean varieties

New soybean varieties resistant to weedkillers 2,4-D and dicamba are expected to be available to Missouri producers next year, pending regulatory review. The new varieties offer more options for soybean producers contending with the growing number of weeds resistant to glyphosate and other herbicides. But there’s a downside.

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Shale boom moves U.S. toward nitrogen independence

Since 2005, US natural gas production has increased almost 50 percent because of shale discoveries and horizontal drilling technology. With this new supply combined with lower production costs, reliance on importing nitrogen into the US is likely to decrease in the years ahead.

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Planting prescription shows in field logo

To ground-truth the accuracy of their planting prescriptions in a way that farmers can easily see, Legend Seeds generated a multi-hybrid planting prescription to create their logo in a cornfield on Trav Bratland’s farm in Willow Lake, S.D.

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As patents expire, farmers plant generic GMOs

It’s been 20 years since Monsanto developed its first genetically modified crops. Now some of its early patents are starting to expire, leading to the first “generic GMOs”—off-patent seeds that cost half as much and which farmers are free to save and replant.

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