The impacts both Hurricane Harvey and Irma on agriculture will be felt for months and years ahead, and images of the destruction might not do justice to describe the devastation.
Hybrids tackle newest and possibly biggest pest threat.
Jay Hill fits no farming mold. Hill’s John Deere 4020 tractor and 10 acres of ground have exploded into a multi-layered commercial operation with a dizzying array of moving parts.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been traveling the states hit the hardest by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Michigan farmers address worker shortage with visa program
Florida’s produce industry losses from Hurricane Irma will be grim, and vegetable crops near harvest in Moultrie, Ga., were also hurt, industry leaders contacted Sept. 12 said.
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.
Damage estimates from Hurricane Harvey continue to pour in from Texas and Louisiana that will continue to recover from the storm for years to come.
Tuesday’s weekly Crop Progress report from USDA showed corn maturity is still delayed, and that conditions for corn, soybeans and even cotton have improved.
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Farmers in Illinois might be tilling more land, but their interest in cover crops shows a willingness to adapt.
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.
Written by Steve Cubbage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Microscopic organisms can make or break your crop
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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