Last week, Syngenta invited Farm Industry News to a test site in Morgan, Minnesota, to showcase some of the company’s newest seed, seed treatments, and pesticide products in the field.
The Morgan, MN, location is one of more than 30 test sites scattered throughout the Midwest that are part of the company’s Grow More Experience Sites. Each site consists of small sections of land that are devoted to different products used on crops....More
Researchers at the University of Missouri are working toward less reliance on nitrogen in plants, which could help decrease costs for farmers, develop heartier plants, eliminate runoff in water supplies and provide food for a growing global population....More
Wet conditions have persisted across eastern Nebraska and in some other areas, and as spring planting winds down, some growers have been unable to complete their usual plantings. These growers have a number of alternatives for the unplanted acres, including planting this ground to cover crops. This article discusses several issues related to this alternative.
Benefits of cover crops...More
Timing is important to a quality nematode analysis. In sandy fields sampling is best done up to the V6 growth stage. Fields with finer textured soils can be sampled for nematodes almost any time....More
Last week we took you behind the scenes of a sprayer testing lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where graduate student Shane Forney and assistant professor Joe Luck looked at issues affecting spray nozzle performance. Most of those issues have to do with how operators set up the machine. ...More
I’d like to thank a faithful reader from Missouri for setting me straight on an article we published in our December issue. On page 24, the headline reads “The Future of Farming: Industry leaders have a no-holes barred discussion on agriculture’s major challenges, and what farmers and corporations need to do to feed the coming groundswell of people.”
In a voicemail message, the reader says: ...More