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All about seeds: Our 2014 fall seed edition

Friday, November 7, 2014

Combines may still be harvesting this year’s crops, but smart farmers are already thinking about next year’s planting.

Engineering soybean disease strategies

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pathogens in soybeans are a big problem not only in the U.S., but also around the world and no more so than in Asia, where soy is a major food source. Asian countries buy much of their soy from the U.S.

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.

All about seeds: Our fall seed edition

Friday, November 8, 2013

Combines may still be harvesting this year’s crops, but smart farmers are already thinking about next year’s planting.

Prospects for a rebound in corn prices

Friday, November 8, 2013

With corn producers reporting nearly 3.6 million acres of prevented planting in 2012 and with current 2014 crop prices favoring corn over soybean production in many areas, a decline in corn acreage in 2014 seems unlikely.

Do disease-resistant varieties pay price in yield?

Friday, November 8, 2013

For wheat growers, it’s a truism: Plant varieties that are resistant to prevalent diseases.
But what if the wheat plant has to pay a price for resistance, possibly reducing its yield? Is the resistance worth it?

OSU agronomists offer updated fertility calculator

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have updated a fertility recommendation calculator designed to provide major field crop growers with guidance on fertilizer application rates and costs.

Mycogen Seeds offer seven new silage corn hybrids

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mycogen Seeds is adding seven new BMR and TMF corn silage hybrids for the 2014 growing season, including five with SmartStax trait technology.

Yield consistency is key when choosing corn hybrids

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Corn farmers will soon start shopping for hybrids for the 2014 crop and according to a Purdue Extension agronomist, the number one factor they need to consider is yield consistency.

Scientists use computer simulations to study roots and improve crop yields

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The team working in Penn State’s Root Lab, led by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition, is studying what the rest of us don’t see — the work going on underneath the ground that enables the growth of healthier crops.

Researchers find inexpensive strategy to improve establishment of switchgrass

Thursday, November 7, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Switchgrass is a multipurpose crop native to Kentucky. Once established, switchgrass grows well on marginal land, but it takes several years to produce a significant crop. Researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have investigated methods to improve establishment time, which could make the crop more appealing […]

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