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  • Aug 31, 2012
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    Handling herbicide carryover and fertilizer issues after drought 93

    The 2012 drought may cause some issues with herbicide carryover in the 2013 crop, according to Brent Wilson, technical services manager, DuPont Pioneer. In addition, growers will need to evaluate fertilizer applications....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Beck's Hybrids is confident of seed supply during drought 1

    Beck's Hybrids reports the company planted 150% of anticipated seed needs in 2012. In addition, the seed was planted over a period of time and in different geographies. As a result, Beck's expects to meet their customers' needs for seed corn in 2013, according to Ashley Woodward Fischer of Beck's....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Mycogen optimistic about 2013 seed supply even with drought 8

    The drought has hampered seed corn production and most supplies will be tight. Mycogen Seeds prepared for adverse weather events by spreading out production, according to Eric Sitzman, corn product manager. As a result, Mycogen with Dow AgroSciences expects to meet most of its 2013 customer needs....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Kinze provides planting solutions to help growers move past drought 8

    Kinze's Phil Jennings says the company is ready to help growers look through this fall and into next spring for a successful planting season....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Monsanto increases seed financing options, nonprofit contributions due to drought 5

    Due to the drought, Monsanto has added more pre-pay and financing options for its seed customers, according to Danielle Stuart, public affairs. The company also is doubling its contributions to the America's Farmers Grow program for drought-declared areas. The increased money will help agricultural-related nonprofit organizations weather tight economic times....More
  • Aug 13, 2012
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    This was right year to buy total weather insurance from Climate Corporation 22

    Offering total weather insurance for corn and soybean production, the Climate Corporation reports a high number of insurance payouts were triggered in some areas for the drought conditions, according to Jeff Hamlin, director of agronomic research....More
  • Aug 10, 2012
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    Processing started for crop insurance claims on drought-damaged corn 5

    Crop insurance claims for drought damage are being processed by the National Crop Insurance Services, according to Laurie Langstraat, director of public relations. If this drought is similar to the drought of 1988, then losses may amount to $20 billion to $25 billion....More
  • Aug 10, 2012
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    Agricultural companies respond to drought impact 9

    Beck's Hybrids, Monsanto and Kinze discuss how the companies are handling drought issues with their customers and business....More
  • Jul 31, 2012
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    My U.S. corn yield prediction: 120 bu./acre 31

    As mentioned a couple weeks ago, what is being reported in the media is probably worse than the reality of the drought and its effect on the U.S. corn crop. There will be corn fields in west central Illinois that yield 175 bu./acre. And there will be many fields yielding less than 50 bu./acre....More
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