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Midwestern crop threat

INCREASING RESISTANCE

RESISTANCE ISSUES, AND especially herbicide resistance, were a dominant concern for growers and Iowa State extension agronomists at this winter’s series of Crop Advantage workshops. [Read more]

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Emerging corn diseases

CONCERNS SOUTH OF THE BORDER

PLANT PATHOLOGISTS AT Iowa State University Extension are red-flagging three newly emerging corn diseases and asking farmers to submit possible samples during the coming crop season. [Read more]

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Winter wheat growth

DOES INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT PAY?

WHILE WINTER WHEAT harvested acres are declining in Michigan, yields per acre have increased in recent years, and producer interest in intensive management to further boost yields has grown. In response, researchers at Michigan State [Read more]

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U.S. files WTO complaint

CHINA'S GRAIN SUPPORTS AT ISSUE

CHARGING THAT CHINA’S market price supports create government incentives for Chinese farmers to ramp up corn, wheat, and rice production, the United States has initiated a new trade enforcement action against China. In 2015, China’s [Read more]

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Proper herbicide application

LESSONS AND GUIDELINES MONSANTO’S DICAMBA-TOLERANT soybeans, marketed under the trade name Roundup Ready 2 Xtend, are at the center of a dispute over damaged bean fields in Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. Monsanto launched commercial [Read more]

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U.S. GMO labelling law

AVOIDING A PATCHWORK OF STATE LAWS

THE NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED Food Disclosure Standard aims to establish uniform labeling rules across the United States for foods containing genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in July, it would replace [Read more]

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U.S. grain crop update

REACHING THEIR POTENTIAL IN 2016? AMERICAN GRAIN FARMERS got 2016 crops off to a quick start as planting moved faster than usual for commodities in the grains and oilseeds sector.     By May 15, barley [Read more]

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The resistance movement

IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN GLYPHOSATE WEED EXPERTS AT Iowa State University (ISU) are warning farmers in the U.S. Corn Belt that herbicide resistance is not just a glyphosate issue that can be solved by turning [Read more]

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Weathering the storm

8 WAYS TO PREPARE FOR LOW PRICES AND TIGHT MARGINS DESCRIBING HIMSELF AS ‘Dr. Doom’, Iowa State professor Chad Hart spent much of the winter farm show season delivering grim economic news for farmers. His [Read more]

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Micronutrient deficiency risks

PRIORITIZE TESTING FIELDS AT BIGGEST RISK WHILE CROPS DEMAND micronutrients such as boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc, in very small quantities, these are essential plant nutrients that can affect output significantly. PHOTO: ZINC [Read more]