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Insect tool tracks earworms and cutworms

A sophisticated online tool that forecasts corn insect migration has been enhanced for the 2011 growing season to increase farmer awareness about above-ground pests that can threaten their fields. Developed by climatologist and meteorologist Mike...

Soybean farmers donate food

The United Soybean Board (USB), which represents the nearly 600,000 U.S. soybean farmers, will help Japanese small businesses that wish to donate food to those in need after multiple disasters in that country. The soybean...

Bioenergy “Good Practices” Project

The 25x’25 Alliance is inviting partners and all bioenergy stakeholders to participate in a new initiative launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to catalog and highlight sustainable “good practices” in bioenergy feedstock...

BCAP applications due May 27th

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says that if the country is really going to make a huge shift to home-grown fuels using feed stocks other than corn, producers must be encouraged to grow them. He...

Weed elimination-organic and conventional

"Weeds are hard to kill; they seem to come back no matter what steps people take to eradicate them. One reason is because of the persistence of weed seeds in the soil. Organic farming...

EPA approves Axial Star Herbicide

Syngenta in North America announced federal  environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Axial® Star herbicide to control both annual grass and broadleaf weeds in spring wheat (excluding durum), winter wheat and barley. State registrations may still...

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