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/
2013 Anthem singing contest...More
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
Mid America Distributing recently announced it has received U.S. registration and label for a new ammonium salt of glyphosate sold as an 88.8% WDG dry prill product called Clean Field 88.8 WDG. According to Jim Satter, Mid America, the product features a true solution technology so that when it is added to water, it cannot separate out of solution, eliminating concerns about clogging of screens or nozzles. Sold in 40-lb. easy-to-dispose plastic bags, the labeled rate is 1 lb. per acre, which is equivalent to a quart of 4-lb. liquid glyphosate....More
XS, Inc., announced recently that it has completed the sale of its XSAg.com chemical exchange business to Farmtrader, LLC, an entity comprised of former XSAg.com employees who have been associated with the business for the last 12 years.
The transaction closed on Jan. 4, 2013, for an undisclosed sum. Neither XS, Inc., employees nor shareholders retain any ownership or connection with the business unit with the closing of the sale....More
Last year’s challenging growing season could have some spillover impact in the form of herbicide carryover, warns one weed extension specialist. And it’s something growers need to keep in mind as they make their plans for 2013....More