Crops

Illinois study examines runoff strategies for Mississippi River

· January 23, 2018

To address run off in the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA recently formed a task force and required 12 states to develop strategies to reduce agricultural runoff. Researchers at the University of Illinois say the strategies show promise, but leave room for the addition of certain practical elements that could help decision makers choose specific […]

Today’s markets: Just can’t light a fire in corn

· January 23, 2018

Corn continues to go nowhere fast as the market continues to flirt with 350 and does not seem to budge too far away from that number one way or another. In the overnight electronic session the March Corn is currently trading at 350 ¾ which is 1 ¼ of a cent lower. The trading range […]

Wheat growers: Government shutdown is bad for ag

· January 22, 2018

Failing to pass legislation to fund government operations and creating a government shutdown is a failure to farmers says the National Association of Wheat Growers President. NAWG President and Outlook, Montana farmer Gordon Stoner made the following statement: “Funding the government is a basic charge of Congress, and failing to do so impacts farmers across […]

Syngenta: Don’t rely solely on herbicide rotation for weeds

· January 19, 2018

In the battle against herbicide-resistant weeds, university and industry research is rewriting some of the “rules” for managing resistant weeds. Syngenta, along with a university research team, suggests these key strategies for managing herbicide-resistant weeds: Use multiple, effective modes of action (MOAs) every year — ideally, in every herbicide application. A University of Illinois study […]

Fraley: Open letter to Monsanto’s customers regarding dicamba

· January 19, 2018

Happy New Year. Even though we’re still in the early days of 2018, we’re only a few short months from planting. Here at Monsanto, we’re excited for the 2018 season and for growers to once again experience outstanding weed control and yield potential with the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. As we’ve previously communicated, the […]

Bayer soybean trait stack receives EU import approval

· January 18, 2018

Bayer and MS Technologies have achieved a milestone on their path to delivering increased yield and enhanced weed control solutions for soybean growers. The FG72 x LL55 herbicide tolerant trait stack received a positive scientific opinion from EU Food Safety Authority (EFSA), which was subsequently accepted by the European Commission for the importation of FG72 […]

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