Saturday, February 22, 2020

Crops

Planting progress behind

Wet weather has caused fieldwork to come to a standstill in the top corn-producing states east of the Mississippi River last week, pushing overall plantings below the average pace. USDA put corn plantings at 13...

Corn Refiners respond to lawsuit

The sugar industry has filed a lawsuit against several corn processors and their lobbying group for their effort to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar”. In an attempt to end the campaign that markets...

US soybean farmers can enter the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards program

The Conservation Legacy Awards program, sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Monsanto, the United Soybean Board and the Corn & Soybean Digest magazine, is looking for those soybean farmers who should be...

Wet weather continues to hamper planting efforts

Emmett Lampert, technical support representative for Syngenta, says very, very little planting has taken place in his territory, covering Northwest Minnesota, all of North Dakota, Montana to the Rockies and the Western two-thirds or...

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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