Tuesday, October 13, 2015

As Midwestern soybeans near maturity, a Purdue Extension agronomist says farmers should watch for green stem syndrome, a condition that can trick them into delaying harvest, possibly lowering yields.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Cornell's new raspberry variety, Crimson Giant, was developed specifically for the New York climate and can extend the harvest window for fresh, local raspberries to the beginning of November.

Recognizing Ohio's top conservation farm families seemed particularly significant during this year's awards ceremony at the Farm Science Review Sept. 22. That's because more than one official who spoke warned of impending environmental regulations if the farming community doesn't step up to the plate voluntarily.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The sales closing date for 2012 crop insurance is Sept. 30 for certain crops planted during the fall of 2011.

LANSING, Mich. -- The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the first fatality associated with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a Midland County horse.

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. exports of agricultural machinery continued to grow in 2011 and ended the first half of the year with a gain of 15 percent, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Though it may not sound very glamorous, a new method of extracting ammonium from liquid animal manure could be exciting news for both confined animal operations and environmental groups, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service engineer.

LONDON, Ohio -- The history of corn, from ancient grasses to modern marvel, will be on display at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review, Sept. 20-22, at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center outside London.

WEST LaFAYETTE, Ind. -- A period of extremely hot, dry weather in the Midwest this summer has led to problems with corn ear development and kernel set, a Purdue Extension agronomist said.