By Alison Rice, Markets and News Editor, AgWeb.com
Which crop price could gain the most from La Niña? As the current El Niño weather pattern goes into the history books as one of the strongest in memory, grain analysts and farmers are wondering if the forecasted La Niña will play nice.
Nitrogen (N) is often the most limiting nutrient for optimum corn production. It is needed in large quantities, but because N is unstable, it can quickly be lost to the environment. In recent years, crop-sensing technologies have been introduced to help fine-tune N management accounting for within-field spatial variability, which can increase yields and/or result in better use of N fertilizer.
As demand for seed treatment knowledge and products grows among farmers, retailers and others in the seed industry, Syngenta is expanding its North America Seedcare Institute in Stanton, Minn. Construction began August 2015 and is on track for completion by the end of 2016.
According to the annual Compliance Assurance Program (CAP) results, all growers surveyed in the Corn Belt planted at least one refuge in a bag product, and many growers planted exclusively refuge-in-a-bag products.
Sentera, LLC completed the integration as a John Deere Operations Center Production Partner. This affiliation gives John Deere’s dealer and customer network access to a variety of Sentera’s agriculture solutions including AgVault Software, precision sensors, and fixed-wing and quad copter agriculture scouting drones.