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
Getting to the heart of the matter—that is what the United Soybean Board (USB) is doing in forming an industry partnership to develop soybean varieties with healthier oil profiles and healthier market prospects.
Valent and Monsanto are expanding their collaboration in Roundup Ready Plus Weed Management Solutions with new cash-back incentives to help growers protect their herbicide investment in the 2013 season for soybeans....More
FMC's Marvel herbicide for use on soybeans has recently been approved by the EPA. Paul Redhage, FMC, gives an update on the company's new crop protection product. FMC has also launched its second annual Anthem singing contest for students to enter for a chance to receive college scholarships. For more information, visit http://www.fmccrop.com/grower/
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In the Midwest, insect pressure varies widely depending on location, weather and cropping practices. But year-in and year-out, some pests tend to dominate more than others. According to Extension entomologists in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, corn rootworm is by far the region’s worst insect pest for corn. Soybean’s top insect pest is less clear, but the four most often mentioned in the Midwest are soybean aphids, bean leaf beetles, Japanese beetles and spider mites....More
A new series of Pioneer brand soybean products, developed through the DuPont Pioneer Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT) process, will bring soybean growers across North America a range of high yielding varieties....More
Bayer CropScience announced today the completion of its purchase of Prophyta GmbH, a leading supplier of microbial crop protection products headquartered in Malchow on the island of Poel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The acquisition includes Prophyta´s product portfolio, R&D laboratories, production and formulation facilities....More