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Should you plant earlier maturing soybean varieties

For the past two years, 15 percent of the Michigan soybean crop was still in the field as of Nov. 9. The significant harvest delays create several problems for soybean producers such as preventing wheat planting and fall tillage operations, increasing harvest losses, early snow cover and increasing soil compaction due to harvesting when the soil is too wet.


Bt resistant armyworms migrating north

To date, fall armyworms have not been a major crop pest in North Carolina, since they can’t survive a winter freeze. Studies have shown that these insects often migrate north from Florida, and this year they were found in North Carolina corn fields as early as May. The real fear is that these Bt-resistant armyworms will move from corn to cotton.


Corn storage costs

At harvest, corn producers must decide whether to sell their corn “wet” and pay a drying charge that correlates with grain moisture, or store the grain themselves and incur the cost of drying the grain to a moisture content that allows the corn to be safely stored.


Canpotex signs potash sales deals to India

Canpotex Ltd, the offshore sales agency for North America's three biggest potash producers, has agreed on multi-year sales agreements with two Indian fertilizer companies, the government of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan said on Thursday.


NTSB announces that drones are subject to FAA rules

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a much-awaited decision Tuesday that will surely be a disappointment to many drone enthusiasts, ruling that FAA rules that apply to manned aircraft apply to unmanned aircraft or drones, reports contributor John Goglia.


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