Alabama Hosts Corn and Wheat Short Course

Kelly MarshallCorn, Education, Events, wheat

The 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course is just around the corner.  This event will be held at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center on December 14-15.  A variety of topics will be covered, pertaining to corn and wheat crops.  Presenters are scheduled from Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, other land grant universities, the agriculture … Read More

Wheat Growers’ Applicator Finalist for Operator of the Year

Taylor TruckeyARA, wheat

Four finalists have been named to AGCO’s Operator of the Year award; one will be announced as 10th Annual Operator of the Year at the 2015 ARA Conference and Expo in California December 1-3, 2015. Curtis Fick, Wheat Growers’ lead applicator at the Carpenter location, has been chosen as one of four national finalists for AGCO’s Operator of the Year … Read More

Corn and Wheat Short Course to be held in Auburn

Kelly MarshallCorn, Education, Events, Sorghum, wheat

Mark your calendars for December 14-15 and attend the 2015 Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course at the Auburn University Hotel and Dixon Conference Center . Topics will include managing corn for high yields, soil health,  cover crop mixtures, best practices for sorghum, wheat production and profitability and wheat management.  Presenters hail from Auburn University, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, other … Read More

NipsIt SUITE Offers Solution to Disease and Pests

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Insect Control, Insecticide, seed, wheat

When choosing which seed protectant to use Northern Plains wheat growers consider two questions.  What will keep my seed safe from seedling diseases and insects and what is easiest to use on my farm? Valent U.S.A. Corporation hopes to help answer these questions with a new video explaining the NipsIt SUITE Cereals program. Acting as both a contact and super-systemic … Read More

First National Wheat Yield Contest in 20 Years

Kelly MarshallAg Group, Contest, wheat, yields

The National Wheat Foundation has unveiled the first National Wheat Yield Contest in over 20 years.  The rules and registration have just opened on their website and you can submit your entry today!  The contest has been looked forward to with great anticipation since it was announced at the 2015 Commodity Classic.  BASF Crop Protection, Monsanto Seed, John Deere, and … Read More

K State Researchers Uncover New Genetic Markers

Kelly MarshallEducation, Genetics, GMO, Research, wheat

Kansas State University wheat scientists, in cooperation with scientists from Saudi Arabia and the Czech Republic, are calling their study of wild wheat genes “a breakthrough.”  The research is the first completed study of a chromosome in a tertiary gene pool.  The study was published in The Plant Journal on Sept. 27 “What we did is develop a strategy that … Read More

Syngenta’s Trivapro Receives Federal Registration

Lizzy Schultzbiotechnology, Corn, Crop Protection, EPA, Farm Progress Show, Fungicides, Soybeans, Syngenta, wheat

Syngenta has just received federal registration for Trivapro, a new fungicide that will be available for corn, wheat, and soybean growers. The product contains three active ingredients, including Solatenol: a brand new, high potency succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor(SDHI) fungicide. Scott Cully, Research and Development Scientist for Syngenta, sat down with AgWired at the 2015 Farm Progress show to discuss the new … Read More

New Milestone in Sequencing of Barley Genome

Kelly MarshallBarley, Research, wheat

In 2000 a team of scientists at the University of California began work to sequence the genome of barley.  The work is time consuming since it is a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Recently researchers announced they have unlocked nearly two-thirds of the barley genes.  This information is expect to not only expand our knowledge … Read More

Iteris Signs ClearAg Agreement with Minnesota Wheat

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Data, Fungicides, Iteris, weather, wheat

Iteris, Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council (MWRPC) to provide wheat growers with custom weather and soil data to localize wheat disease models.  The delivery platform is Iteris’ precision data program, ClearAg.  MWRPC members will be able to view high-resolution data to make better decisions on fungicide applications using this app. Specifically, … Read More

Monsanto Opens Wheat Technology Center

John DavisAgribusiness, Monsanto, Research, wheat

A new center is promising to bring together people and processes to drive innovation in wheat breeding. This news release from Monsanto says the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Filer, Idaho, for the grand opening of Monsanto’s Wheat Technology Center, which will serve as the company’s core U.S. wheat breeding R&D facility. “The Wheat Technology Center gathers some of … Read More