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  • India Cotton Production Soars


    06/27/2017 09:12 AM

    Cotton output in India, the world’s biggest grower, may increase to a three-year high as some farmers plant more of the fiber on better returns compared to other crops.

  • Video
    Louisiana Cotton Hurt, Corn Benefits from Moisture
    06/22/2017 10:14 AM

    As Louisiana gets hit with heavy rain from Tropical Storm Cindy, the Pelican State has already experienced a wet spring, but it hasn’t hurt the corn crop.

  • Video
    Dicamba Ban Hangs in Limbo
    06/20/2017 08:00 PM

    On the doorstep of an immediate in-crop use ban, the dicamba issue is hanging in limbo after a roller coaster ride.

  • Dicamba Drift Blowing Farm Trouble Again in 2017
    06/19/2017 05:58 AM

    Reports of dicamba drift incidents are pouring in and producer concerns are mounting, particularly with the echoes of 2016 still fresh across farmland. Pared down, the damage is alarming and there are plenty of passes left in the spray season.

  • Emergency Dicamba Ban Nears
    06/16/2017 03:25 PM

    Dicamba faces a potential immediate and total row crop use ban, pending approval by the plant board and a further green light from Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson.

  • States See Hike in Dicamba Complaints
    06/15/2017 02:00 PM

    To date, Arkansas has received more than 50 complaints of dicamba drift, damaging thousands upon thousands of acres. That number has room to grow as much of the season remains. The state received just 32 dicamba complaints in 2016. 

  • Video
    Texas Gin Aims To Become Largest In U.S., Potentially World
    06/15/2017 10:58 AM

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is forecasting a big cotton crop in the United States this year at 12.2 million acres overall, a 21 percent increase from 2016. 

  • Video
    Could Credit Hinder Cotton Acreage Climb?
    06/14/2017 09:02 AM

    USDA is forecasting a large cotton crop in the U.S. this year which could mean new growers coming online but the financial picture may hold some cotton acres back. 

  • Syngenta and BASF Bid for LibertyLink, Other Assets
    06/13/2017 11:35 AM

    BASF  and Syngenta are among companies that have submitted preliminary bids for assets that Bayer plans to sell in order to get regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of seeds giant Monsanto, according to people familiar with the matter.


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  • American Countryside: Monument to a Pest


    05/24/2017 03:28 PM

    In the early 1900s, cotton was king around Enterprise, Ala., and much of the southern U.S. But a silent southern invasion was just beginning.

  • Keeping Microbes Happy Key to Crop Success
    05/23/2017 01:46 PM

    Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop

  • Scout Smart, Mind How Weather Affects Pest Risks
    05/12/2017 02:00 PM

    After several days of rain in recent weeks the majority of corn growing states are officially drought free—and in some cases looking more like lakes than fields. For young corn seedlings, continued pounding rain could compound pest problems and even lead to replant.

  • Video
    Corn Belt Farmers Talk Planting Progress, Spotty Depending on Area
    05/09/2017 10:09 AM

    Before the last week or so, planting was rolling along and emergence was on its way, but it’s been a less than ideal planting season for many pockets of the Midwest. 

  • When a Farmer Punches Back at the Feds
    05/01/2017 08:02 AM

    John Duarte faces millions of dollars in fines for breaching the Clean Water Act by plowing 450 acres of farmland. If Duarte ultimately loses in court, his fall will affect the property rights of landowners and farmers across the U.S.

  • BASF Expands Digital Farming Portfolio
    04/25/2017 10:14 AM

    Helping grow their digital farming footprint, BASF recently acquired ZedX, digital agriculture intelligence developer of Pennsylvania. ZedX focuses on developing agronomic weather, crop and pest models to provide insight for agricultural production.

  • Who Killed the Finest Soybean Soil?
    04/22/2017 02:31 AM

    Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project

  • AgTech Investment is Booming
    04/17/2017 09:06 AM

    A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.

  • Measure Soil Compaction on the Go
    04/06/2017 02:18 PM

    Many new agtech solutions help farmers improve their ability to measure various aspects of their operation and make better decisions based on the data collected. That includes making instantaneous measurements of soil compaction with a new portable meter from Innoquest.


Input Management

  • Dicamba Management, Fungicide ROI & EPA Regs Headline Retailer Event


    06/27/2017 10:54 AM

    Retailers looking to increase their agronomic know-how to manage the new dicamba formulations more effectively will find a wealth of information at the 2017 AgPro Retailer Day. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place August 1 at the Crop-Tech Consulting facility just outside Bloomington, Illinois.

    Between now and July 15, early-bird registration is only $175 for retailers, agronomists and crop consultants who want to attend the one-day event, which offers five Continuing Education Credits. Breakfast and lunch are also included in that price.

    During the event, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and team will lead attendees through a session on managing dicamba technology, including a look back and discussion of this season’s applications. Along with that, Ferrie will address how retailers can manage the new dicamba formulations effectively in 2018, and will look at the factors that cause drift--which ones you can fix and which ones you must manage around and how.

  • Agrium / PotashCorp Merger Will Get New Name
    06/26/2017 09:42 AM

    The merger between Agrium and Potash Corporation is expected to close later in 2017. And once it does, the companies will emerge with a new name, they report.

  • Hose Type Impacts Carryover
    06/24/2017 02:31 AM

    Auxin herbicides are devastating to sensitive crops—know your risk

  • Damage Watch
    06/24/2017 02:23 AM

    Is it dicamba, another herbicide or disease?

  • Use Tech to Streamline Decisions
    06/24/2017 02:04 AM

    It used to be, the only way to determine what exactly is going on with your crop was to walk the fields and take notes. 

  • Count the Rings Around the Corn Collars
    06/23/2017 12:15 PM

    Knowing how to count corn collars at this point in the season is a valuable skill because it can help you make accurate decisions on timing postemergence herbicide applications, says Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer.

  • Dicamba Ban Passes, Heads to Gov.'s Desk
    06/23/2017 11:41 AM

    A rollercoaster dicamba ride passed a major benchmark as the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) voted to recommend an emergency dicamba ban.

  • Syngenta to Pay Nearly $218 Million in First Class Action
    06/23/2017 11:03 AM

    In the first of eight certified class actions against the company, jurors sided with plaintiffs and asked Syngenta to pay $217,700,000 in damages. 

  • Video
    Dicamba Ban Hangs in Limbo
    06/20/2017 08:00 PM

    On the doorstep of an immediate in-crop use ban, the dicamba issue is hanging in limbo after a roller coaster ride.

  • Dicamba Drift Blowing Farm Trouble Again in 2017
    06/19/2017 05:58 AM

    Reports of dicamba drift incidents are pouring in and producer concerns are mounting, particularly with the echoes of 2016 still fresh across farmland. Pared down, the damage is alarming and there are plenty of passes left in the spray season.

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