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Soil Management

  • Illinois Farmers Tilled More Acres this Year


    09/18/2017 04:45 PM

    Farmers in Illinois might be tilling more land, but their interest in cover crops shows a willingness to adapt. 

  • Killing the Pan One Cover Crop at a Time
    09/11/2017 10:24 AM

    Junior Upton is fragipan's nightmare. He planted annual ryegrass hoping to gain the conventional benefits of a cover crop and no till system. However, the Illinois grower had no idea he’d just lit the fuse on the destruction of fragipan.

  • Massive Dead Zone And Crop Fertility Practices
    09/08/2017 06:47 AM

    Written by Steve Cubbage

  • Video
    What Farmers Need to Know: Case IH Field Cultivators
    09/07/2017 01:48 PM

    Pam Fretwell talks with Chris Lursen, Case IH tillage marketing manager about some of the new options for the Case IH Tiger-Mate 255 Field cultivator and the Ture-Tandem 335 VT in the upcoming year.

  • What Farmers Need to Know: Verdesian
    08/31/2017 01:47 PM

    Farmers may be wondering what all the wet weather they had this season is doing to their soil and what does that mean for next years crop?

    Pam Fretwell sits down with Kurt Seevers Technical Dev. Manager with Verdisian about that subject.

  • Drought Monitor: Drought Growing Across the U.S.
    07/27/2017 11:30 AM

    The latest Drought Monitor shows soils continue to dry out and crops are suffering as drought and abnormal dryness continue to expand or intensity across the Plains, Midwest, northern Rockies and Virginia.

  • NAICC: A Slow Start to the 2017 Crop
    07/05/2017 04:12 PM

    One of the contributing factors to our alfalfa stand losses is a root rot called Aphanomyces race 2. The prolonged wet conditions allowed this root disease to finish off already-weakened alfalfa crowns.

  • 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


Input Management

  • Aphix Sorghum Hybrids Feature Elite Sugarcane Aphid Tolerance


    09/21/2017 08:52 AM

    Hybrids tackle newest and possibly biggest pest threat.

  • Bayer Delays Monsanto Acquisition
    09/19/2017 10:07 AM

    Bayer officials no longer expect their planned $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto to close at the end of 2017, saying instead it should close early 2018, according to Dow Jones. 

  • EU Court Rules in Favor of GMOs
    09/16/2017 08:00 AM

    The European Union (EU) court recently ruled in favor of Italian farmer Giorgio Fidenato who planted GMO corn. Italy didn’t allow farmers to plant GMO products and sued Fidenato in 2013, according to AP.

  • Dicamba Lawsuits Mounting
    09/13/2017 10:49 AM

    Bill Bader is the bell cow of dicamba drift litigation, with farmers in at least 10 states right behind him. How the cases will play out remains a matter of conjecture, but one fact is clear: Dicamba-related litigation has only just begun.

  • Additional 2,4-D Product Available in 2018
    09/13/2017 10:22 AM

    Enlist One is a straight-goods 2,4-D choline product with Colex-D technology, by Dow AgroSciences. It allows farmers and applicators to tank-mix glufosinate and other approved tank mix products. 

  • Arkansas Approves First Step to 2018 Dicamba Ban
    09/12/2017 11:20 AM

    Tuesday the Arkansas Plant Board Pesticide Committee approved of an in-crop dicamba ban from April 15 to Dec. 31, 2018. The next steps for the potential ban are approval from the full Plant Board, the Arkansas Governor and the Arkansas Legislature.

  • Slugs Crawling to a Field Near You
    09/11/2017 01:50 PM

    Slugs are an accepted part of the bill for many agriculture operations, but as numbers rise, particularly in the Midwest, producers are reckoning with a new level of damage. A mild slug presence, sheltered by increasing no till acreage, can usher in a wave of replants, major yield loss and expensive bait control.

  • What Farmers Need to Know: Verdesian
    08/31/2017 01:47 PM

    Farmers may be wondering what all the wet weather they had this season is doing to their soil and what does that mean for next years crop?

    Pam Fretwell sits down with Kurt Seevers Technical Dev. Manager with Verdisian about that subject.

  • Dow/DuPont Close Historic Merger
    08/31/2017 11:03 AM

    Today Dow and DuPont close their merger valued at $130 billion. Final required divestments will take place over the next 18 months, while the larger combined company will split into three separate companies within the next two years.

  • Two New Herbicides Available in 2018
    08/31/2017 07:00 AM

    A new pre-emerge and a new post-emerge herbicide will be available for farmers in 2018. Dow AgroSciences is introducing pre-emerge Elevore for corn, soybeans and cotton and DuPont Crop Protection is introducing EverpreX for post-emerge use in soybeans.

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