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Monsanto plans new insect program

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Two years ago, Monsanto launched the Corn Rootworm Knowledge program, designed to reward the research and academic community for outstanding projects that addressed specific aspects of the pest and how best to manage it.

Weather-tracking tool helps track insects

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Corn earworms (also known as cotton bollworms) cost cotton producers an estimated $200 million a year in lost crops and control expenses, and they are notoriously hard to track because they migrate at night.

Boosting global corn yields depends on improving key nutrients

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds.

Northwestern Ohio study looks at pollinators

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Center Seeds, in conjunction with Rasawehr Farms, is conducting a three-year study with a variety of mixed pollinating plant species to establish ideal habitats for pollinators and to improve ecological diversity on the farming acreage in proximity to these habitats.

4R and precision agriculture — where’s the payback?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Considering the current state of declining crop prices, discussions at the 2014 InfoAg conference were focused on the return on investment (ROI) of precision agriculture (PA) practices.

Mycogen Seeds introduces new corn hybrids

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mycogen Seeds is adding 19 new corn hybrids to the lineup for the 2015 growing season.

Why is micronutrient availability so patchy in a field?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

When we think of applying fertilizer the nutrients that come to mind initially are the major nutrients nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), and sulfur (S).

Learn more about emerging technology at Indiana conference

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Farmers and other agricultural professionals wanting to use existing and emerging technology more efficiently will get the information they need at the Ohio Valley Precision Ag Conference.

Calculator can help soybean farmers with seed decisions

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines.

A roundup of FFA news for the week of Nov. 6, 2014:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — The Smithville High School Ag Leadership class and FFA had the opportunity to have Wayne County Commissioner Anne Obrecht visit the class. In the Ag Leadership class, FFA members join together each day to work on leadership skills and other FFA events. Obrecht taught the class how important it is for people […]

Increased oil and gas drilling leads to lower prices at the pump

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Gasoline prices have hovered just below $3 a gallon at the pump, and oil prices are steady at about $80 a barrel.

The Business Journal features Farm and Dairy Publisher Scot Darling, 100 year anniversary

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Business Journal featured Publisher Scot Darling on ’3 Minutes With.’

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association: Plans Fall workshop on artificial insemination

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Topics to be covered include ewe and ram management.

Federal produce rules still on table

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Food safety law continues to be defined, with new comment period through mid December.

Market monitor: Harvest pressure hurting grain prices

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.

Kalmbach: New packaged feed facility opens

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

State-of-the-art manufacturing plant to produce packaged animal feed for retail sale.

Gause Equipment is now Evolution Ag

Monday, November 3, 2014

A dealership with almost 60 years of history is changing business hands.

Monsanto investing $20 million in genetics

Friday, October 31, 2014

Monsanto Company reinforced its commitment to further improve the genetic potential of seeds by announcing a $20 million investment in integrated technology centers as part of its global breeding program.

Harvest delays increase odds of yield loss for corn growers

Friday, October 31, 2014

The wet fields that have delayed growers from harvesting also increases the risk for yield loss from wildlife damage and weak plant integrity due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Youngstown company uses hydroponic system, grows lettuce indoors

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Growing food underground is a revolutionary idea to some, but to a Youngstown couple, it’s a no-brainer for their lettuce company.

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