The continuous rainy weather this spring across much of the Midwest that is still causing planting delays will also have an effect on insect activity this growing season, according to Mike Gray, a professor of entomology at the University of Illinois.
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The same weather delaying corn planting may also result in later soybean planting. University of Illinois looks at previous years when soybeans were planted late to gain insight on potential yields for this year....More
Advances in soil science have called for an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras.
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On Monday, editors were invited to tour Monsanto's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., and see the work the company is doing in its Asgrow soybeans, particularly in fighting major pests and diseases which can be devastating to yields. Here is a look at the research being done at Monsanto to fight these yield-robbing problems.
Monsanto will provide Bayer CropScience a license to Genuity Roundup Ready 2, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to Intacta RR2PRO in soybeans in Brazil. Bayer CropScience will grant Monsanto licenses to evaluate technologies for corn rootworm control and herbicide tolerance....More