Insects and diseases likely to vary this season—here’s what should be top of mind
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.
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.
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.
Purdue University has developed technology that researchers say could be used by farmers in the future to more accurately sense subsurface moisture by measuring the reflections from communication satellite signals.
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.
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).
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.
To increase the speed and probability of discovering new crop protection products, Monsanto is collaborating with Atomwise.