Protection 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 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 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 EPA approves Syngenta’s new corn trait stack with 5% refuge <div class="field-byline"> Source: Syngenta </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EPA has granted registration approval for Syngenta’s new Agrisure 3122 corn trait stack. The stack features two modes of action against both corn borer and corn rootworm, with a structured refuge of only 5% in the Corn Belt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Syngenta Corn Rootworm Corn Rootworm Traits European Corn Borer Glyphosate-tolerant Traits Tue, 26 Jul 2011 03:43:00 +0000 48831 at New Anthem herbicide from FMC <div class="node-body article-body">FMC is seeking registration on a new herbicide with a new active ingredient. Called Anthem, the new herbicide is both a pre- and postemergence product for both corn and soybeans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Herbicides Herbicides Herbicides Herbicides Fri, 22 Jul 2011 18:12:00 +0000 48801 at Wanted: Iowa corn and soybean growers, by July 14, for nutrient study <div class="field-byline"> Iowa Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Iowa Soybean Association On-Farm Network is seeking growers for a statewide project this summer to evaluate the current status of soil and plant nutrients. The cutoff date for enrollment is July 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fertilizer Micro-Nutrients Micronutrients Nitrogen Nitrogen Nitrogen Nutrients Soybean Sulfur Tue, 12 Jul 2011 03:43:00 +0000 48581 at