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Norac releases boom height control for TerraGators

Using Norac's Standard Control technology, boom height control is now available for TerraGators with Airmax Precision 2 and Benson Booms. This newly released system controls wing lift using TerraGator’s existing on/off valves while utilizing the same core components as Norac’s UC5 and UC4.5 Spray Height Control systems.

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Silver leaf symptom in corn

Forecasts of unusually low temperatures in late May or early June can set off warning bells for corn growers and lead to fearmongering about frost damage to young corn. Even if frost does not form during these cool nights, minor leaf surface damage can still occur as a result of radiational heat loss from the leaves during cool, calm, clear nights. Such leaf damage results in a curious leaf symptom that may remind you of freezer burn.

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FAA selects MSU team as Center of Excellence for UAS

After a rigorous competition, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected a Mississippi State University team as the FAA's Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS). The COE will focus on research, education and training in areas critical to safe and successful integration of UAS into the nation's airspace.

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Agrilead, Kalo announce seed care product alliance

Agrilead, Inc. announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Kalo, Inc. of Overland Park, Kan. Through the alliance, Kalo will assume sales and marketing responsibility for the Agrilead NOVO Seed Care Prescription Management System and Agrilead's portfolio of seed care consumable products.

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Google Ventures invests in agricultural technology startup

Google Inc., dipping its toes into an emerging agricultural sector, is investing in a computerized farming network that crunches data on seeds and soil to help farmers grow more crops and save money. Farmers Business Network Inc. on Tuesday closed a $15 million investing round led by Google's venture-capital division, which the startup intends to use to expand its field-analysis service into more states and crops.

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Plan ahead for fertigation

Fertigation allows application of nitrogen closest to the plants uptake in need of nitrogen without extra field traffic. Fertigation is often used in conjunction with side dress to apply the additional nitrogen required for the higher expected yields in the irrigated portion of field that are only partially irrigated.

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Early planting and 2015 corn yield prospects: How much of an increase?

As is the case in most years, there has been no shortage of discussion and analysis this spring of the potential impact of the timeliness of corn planting on yield prospects. Each effort tends to bring a slightly different perspective to the topic.

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