European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products....More
Nematodes finally may be meeting their match with new technology available. A range of products on the market, and in the pipeline, will help make short work of SCN. In soybeans alone, yield losses can top 30% with a heavy nematode infestation....More
Getting the most out of N is increasingly important for a crop production budget. Enhanced efficiency N is available in two ways: stabilizers and controlled release. Both types of technology help maximize nitrogen’s availability to a crop....More
The partnership with Chr. Hansen, a biosciences company, will result in development of biological crop protection products. And the acquisition of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB) will lead to an enhanced research pipeline to develop new patented technologies....More
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.