Crops en Special report: Inside Los Alamos National Laboratory <div class="field-deck"> Verdesian Life Sciences works with national defense lab to develop new crop health and nutrition products </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Plant health company Verdesian Life Sciences took the media behind the gates of the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico this week to see where the technology for its plant health product Take Off was discovered. The technology increases the metabolism in plants to help them grow better. &ldquo;From the 1920s to 1970s, farmers saw a nice increase in crop yields per acre with mechanization and hybrid seed,&rdquo; says J.J. Grow, CEO of Verdesian. &ldquo;But yields have slowed down drastically since then.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Crop chemicals Growth Promotants Mon, 06 Oct 2014 05:42:00 +0000 72661 at <p>Richard Sayre, scientist with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, walks us through some research and developments at the Bioscience Center. The lab is designed with an open environment to encourage collaboration.</p> Jodie Wehrspann Taking bees seriously <div class="node-body blog-body">Trip to Germany was an eye opener in a few ways.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-industry-news-blog">Farm Industry News Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Crops Farm Industry News Blog Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:05:00 +0000 67542 at <p> The bee hotel is a common site on the Bayer CropScience campus, as are flowered areas for native pollinators to forage.</p> Should you replant? Try out Pioneer's online calculator <div class="field-byline"> By Karen McMahon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deciding when to replant a crop that’s been adversely affected by weather, pests or other problems is tough. Now an online calculator will help growers make that decision. A replant calculator is available from Pioneer Hi-Bred on Mobile</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn hybrids Weather Field Crops Soybean Fri, 11 May 2012 20:02:00 +0000 56211 at Interest in Dow's nitrogen stabilizer Instinct grows <div class="node-body video-body">Growers looking for ways to improve yields are more frequently using Dow AgroSciences' nitrogen stabilizer called Instinct. Product manager Amir Faghih says Instinct may be used with fertilizer and manure to keep the nitrogen from leaching out of the soil. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Anhydrous ammonia Fertilizer Nitrogen Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:12:00 +0000 50131 at How to grow 300-bu. corn <div class="node-body video-body">Increasing corn yields to the elusive 300-bu. mark is often fraught with problems. Fred Below, University of Illinois crop scientist, identifies seven factors that affect high yields and discusses these in his talk "The seven wonders of high-yield corn production." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn hybrids Crop chemicals Nitrogen Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:45:00 +0000 50151 at Agrotain agrees to sell to Koch Agronomic Services <div class="node-body video-body">Agrotain announced plans to sell its assets to Koch Agronomic Services, a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Fertilizer Fertilizer Fertilizers Tue, 09 Aug 2011 17:03:00 +0000 49241 at DuPont seeks registration for two new fungicides <div class="node-body video-body">DuPont Crop Protection expects its new fungicide, called Aproach, to be available for 2012. The company says Aproach offers control of white mold in soybeans and grey leaf spot and other diseases in corn. Wayne Schumacher, traits manager for DuPont Crop Protection, also describes a new fungicide for wheat. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides DuPont Fungicides Fungicides Fungicides Fri, 05 Aug 2011 02:27:00 +0000 49181 at Yetter fertilizer knife <div class="node-body article-body">A longer-lasting, cast knife for Yetter’s Magnum fertilizer applicator is now available for anhydrous, liquid, or dry application.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Farm Equipment Fertilizer Fertilizer Fertilizers Machinery Soil Fertility and Fertilizers Wed, 03 Aug 2011 18:06:00 +0000 49141 at Team FIN Report: Heat, drought and weeds hurt Ohio crops <div class="field-byline"> by Daryl Bridenbaugh </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Team FIN farmer reports on Ohio fields, which show damage done by hot, dry weather and tough weeds like Curly Dock and marestail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Drought Corn Resistant Weeds Weeds Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:27:00 +0000 49111 at Be cautious with late-season herbicide applications in soybean <div class="field-byline"> University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body">University of Illinois Extension weed specialist Aaron Hager cautions producers about spraying herbicides for late-season weed control.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Herbicides Herbicides Herbicides Fri, 29 Jul 2011 03:25:00 +0000 49001 at