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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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