Pending EPA registration, FMC will launch Lucento fungicide for use in corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season. The new fungicide is a combination of flutriafol and bixafen active ingredients.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.
If you’re not out in field scouting it’s time to make the trip—you might be able to preserve yield potential if you catch diseases early. Plant pathologists are seeing diseases rear their ugly heads in fields.
New gene editing tools could dramatically change how new seeds are developed and what traits can be brought to market, but Monsanto's head of research says the industry must do a better job of explaining the tools.
In the midst of rumors and anti-GMO rhetoric, one researcher is striving to use genetic modification to improve crop health as well as potentially save consumer lives. Aspergillus, which creates carcinogenic aflatoxin,