Feb 4, 2011
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I think I can. I think I can.

Don’t cows understand that icy roads make it hard to deliver hay to their rightful owners? Would it be asking too much for them to munch a bit more conservatively during the worst of the winter weather?...More
Jan 31, 2011
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GPS, GLONASS systems realign, adding more satellites

  Realignments of existing Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites are expected to be completed by early summer, creating the most optimal geometry in the navigation system’s 42-year history, according to the U.S. Air Force, which manages the GPS system. Meanwhile, several GLONASS system satellites also have been realigned to maximize coverage from the Russian system, which currently has 22 satellites in service....More
Jan 27, 2011
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Battle for the drought-tolerant hybrid seed dollar

As drought-tolerant hybrids make their way to market, at least one agronomist thinks the Western Corn Belt could be ground zero for an all-out battle for market share. "Drought-tolerant corn could expand seed companies' markets," says Kraig Roozeboom, Extension agronomist at Kansas State University. "Continued expansion of corn acreage at the expense of other crops, such as wheat and sorghum, will mean greater corn seed sales -- which is the most profitable sector of the seed market."...More
Jan 27, 2011
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More weed resistance headaches

New research from the University of Illinois points to a very chilling result: weeds can develop resistance to any herbicide. Case and point: waterhemp. In an article recently published in Pest Management Science, reserchers confirm that waterhemp is the first weed to evolve resistance to HPPD-inhibiting herbicides. "A fifth example of resistance in one weed species is overwhelming evidence that resistance to virtually any herbicide used extensively on this species is possible," says Aaron Hager, Extension weed specialist....More

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