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.
On the doorstep of an immediate in-crop use ban, the dicamba issue is hanging in limbo after a roller coaster ride.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Auxin herbicides are devastating to sensitive crops, know your risk.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Randy Dowdy says he’ll face major yield loss from natural gas pipeline project
A ‘new agricultural revolution’ is brewing, and farmers are in the center of it.
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.
Auxin herbicides are devastating to sensitive crops—know your risk
Is it dicamba, another herbicide or disease?
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.
A rollercoaster dicamba ride passed a major benchmark as the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) voted to recommend an emergency dicamba ban.
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.
Farmers interested potential premiums from high oleic soybeans now have full Chinese import approval for one product.
When it comes to fungicide, critically examine your opportunity for yield increases to determine whether two, one or any application is needed.
Bringing them one step closer to finalizing their “merger of equals” Dow and DuPont announced Thursday they have reached a proposed agreement with the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
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