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USDA expands sorghum acres to 8.84 million

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its June acreage report, increasing its estimated planted grain sorghum acres to 8.84 million, up 11 percent from its March report and 24 percent over the previous year.

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Locality Effect Delays Availability of Applied Granular Elemental Sulfur for Crop Production

Farmers applying granulated elemental sulfur may be waiting an entire cropping cycle before their crops get the sulfur they need - a problem that could be costing them yield and money. Sulfur is a vital component of chlorophyll and a wide range of amino acids, enzymes and proteins required for plant growth, but can only be taken up by plants in the sulfate sulfur form. Elemental sulfur must be oxidized into sulfate, a process carried out by soil bacteria that chemically combines sulfur atoms with oxygen and water, before it is available to crops.

Crop Fertility

Soil pH is the big elephant in the field

Across Western Canada there are roughly 20 million acres affected by low soil pH. To put this in perspective, this is more than all the land farmed in Indiana or the United Kingdom, and ten times all the farmland in the Netherlands. In Indiana, the UK and the Netherlands, the first thing a grower looks at on a soil test is pH.

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Extended flooding kills some corn crops

Excessive rain and extensive flooding and ponding have taken a toll on corn fields across Ohio, and could leave some growers facing sudden death of their plants now or diseased crops and potential long-term yield loss later, according to an agronomist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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ProTrakker introduces two new products in its implement guidance systems line

Advancements in precision agriculture continue to provide producers with technology that gives them more control over maximized yields, inputs, and ultimately, profits. ProTrakker, a manufacturer of implement guidance systems, has pioneered the design of hydraulic hitches and accessories that deliver sub-inch accuracy for virtually all equipment models.

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