Just an hour and forty-fives south of the Iowa state line, 15-year-old Garrett Heil’s cotton is a testament to the determination of a remarkable farmer not old enough to qualify for a driver’s license. Heil has succeeded in producing cotton deep in the pocket of the Midwest.
Sumitomo Chemical Company, parent company of Valent, recently entered an agreement with DuPont Crop Protection for the development, registration and commercialization of seed treatment technology.
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WEEDit aims at weeds and input costs
Dynamic industry changes could provide fresh opportunity for independents
Wayne Springer is tired of paying $300 for a bag of traited corn seed. Unafraid to change horses in midstream, the 60-year-old producer is transitioning from a row crop farm to a ranching operation.
Examine land, fertilizer and seed cost to save strategically
As we ponder the early discount season, let’s focus on seed and crop protection because both inputs offer these kinds of opportunities. As you consider products for your operation, think of the five Ps: performance, practical, placement, peace of mind and price.
As producers look to the 2018 growing season, fertilizer application is top of mind. Anhydrous is cheaper than it has been in the past couple of years, so many farmers are considering fall application.
Building pest control around hybrid/variety weaknesses means a variety of control measures will probably be necessary. That means the pest boss, and everyone on the pest management team, must communicate.
“One of the most crucial elements of successful pest management is communication among all team members,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “That includes planter, sprayer and combine operators, suppliers, scouts and everyone involved with producing the crop.
Agricultural groups challenge California weed-killer warning
As glyphosate resistance stretches across the U.S. the need for alternative chemistries is at an all-time high. Your corn fields are likely better off than your soybeans fields because most troublesome resistant weeds are post emergent broadleaves that can often be controlled by herbicides used in corn production systems.
EU fails again to agree on future weed killer use
California bans use of some farming pesticides near schools