USDA to Resurvey Growers for Acres Planted in Several States

John DavisUncategorized

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the June 30 planted acreage report this week, but weather issues that have caused planting delays in several states mean the numbers are not as accurate as they should be by now. Four states are to be re-surveyed. NASS previously collected planted acreage information during the first two weeks of June, with the … Read More

BASF Opens New Research Station in India

Kelly MarshallBASF, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticide, Research, Uncategorized

A new BASF research station in Pune, India will focus on the areas of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and other solutions beyond crop protection products.  Experts in biology, farm managements, and workers have been hired for the new facitlity. The center will research ares of global interest for the agriculture community, but it will also investigate issues specific to India, such … Read More

Ag Groups Call for Rejection of Farm Bill Cuts

John DavisUncategorized

A coalition of nearly 400 organizations, including the National Farmers Union (NFU), is calling for Congress to reject efforts to make additional cuts to the 2014 Farm Bill. The NFU and the coalition of groups, representing family farmers and ranchers, agribusiness, food banks, environmental and faith-based organizations, sent a letter to U.S. Senate and House leaders asking them to stop … Read More

BASF Provides Fermentation Education at CSS

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

Fermentation education was going on at the BASF booth during the ASTA CSS 2014 and Seed Expo last week in Chicago. The fermentation educator was BASF Biological Operations Manager Chris Feiden who explained and demonstrated for us the fermentation and filling process that takes place at BASF research facility in St. Joseph, Missouri and their quality assurance process. “We walk … Read More

Everglades Conservation in Action Tour Photos

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

Baby barn owls with a hearty appetite for rodents that destroy sugarcane were one of the highlights of the CTIC Conservation in Action tour this week in the Everglades Agricultural Area. We saw sugarcane being planted and harvested with precision, rich black soil, dozens of varieties of lettuce, a concrete post revealing six feet of soil subsidence in 84 years, … Read More

Holland Loves New Holland

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

The T6 AutoCommand™ tractor, from CNH Industrial brand New Holland Agriculture, has won the ‘Boerentrekker of the Year Award 2014’ in the Netherlands by leading Dutch farming magazine Boerderij. The title recognizes the ‘Best Farmer’s Tractor’ for the year in Holland and was conferred at the Agrotechniek 2014 trade fair by the magazine. First published in 1915, this weekly independent … Read More

More Accurate Soil Test Can Reduce Fertilizer Use

Cindy ZimmermanUncategorized

A USDA Agricultural Research Service soil scientist has developed a more accurate test for how much fertilizer a farmer needs to add to a field, reducing costs by $10 to $15 per acre and diminishing run off. Richard Haney, with the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas developed a soil test that replicates some of the natural … Read More

One Day, Countless Insights into Big Data Issues

Jamie JohansenUncategorized

Forward-thinking growers are learning more and more about the benefits of data collection and application. Increased productivity, efficiency and profitability are just the start. Find out how you can make the most of your data at the PrecisionAg Data Workshop, Big Data: Managing Your Most Elusive Farm Asset, August 25, at Iowa State University in Ames. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture … Read More

REGALIA® Rx Biofungicide for Use in Row Crops

Jamie JohansenUncategorized

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products formally introduces REGALIA® Rx, an advanced, broad-spectrum biofungicide that improves plant health and increases yield potential. REGALIA® Rx is registered for use in corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, and other row crops. Adding just one pint of REGALIA Rx to an existing fungicide program improved … Read More

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