Giant ragweed, a prolific and efficient weed, robs soybeans each year of precious sunlight, nutrients and water, slashing yield. The trick to beating this thief could be easier than one might think—destroy the weed’s seed bank.
Questions about crop response and yield increase.
China recently approved Bayer and MS Technologies’ Balance GT Soybeans for import. With the European Union’s previous approval, the companies are closer to a full U.S. commercial launch.
Fine-tune seeding rates and placement with Precision Planting’s SmartFirmer.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently expanded Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Duo herbicide geography from 15 to 34 states.
There are several ways to categorize fertilizers. One logical way to look at them is as “granulars” and “liquids.” For the purposes of this comparison, anhydrous ammonia (technically a liquid) will not be considered.
You’re always pushing for better yields, and all the pieces finally fell together in 2016.
According to WinField United, the company has taken and analyzed 410,000 plant samples over the years, including 92,775 samples in 2016. The company says it has spotted several crop-specific deficiencies through this effort.
Farmers will have an additional herbicide option in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton in 2017.
Z-Trap 1 is an electronic insect trap allowing for remote monitoring of pest problems. The automated process of capturing and counting insects carries the potential for labor savings and greater accuracy of pesticide applications.
Problems can be avoided, or easily fixed, once you understand this secondary nutrient.
The gospel of high yields at all costs has a new apostate. A switch to a no till cover crop system changed Johnny Hunter's entire management dynamic and provided a booster shot to weed control, irrigation efficiency and overall soil health.
Many grasses and annual weed seeds have a relatively short life, two to five years, but researchers are finding other seeds to be more resilient. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently released a fact sheet with information about weed seed dormancy.
This close escape only emphasizes the importance of sound nitrogen management.
As of Monday, January 23
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