General Agricultural News

Apr 29, 2016
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers hope a new technique to rapidly produce Bt proteins can help scientists overcome the problem of Bt-resistant insects.
Micronutrients may come in tiny amounts, but can take a bite out of yields if they go lacking.
A northeast Iowa farmer wants to interseed a cover-crop mix into his corn crop, but his insurer warned him against the practice. After the farmer got the Risk Management Agency involved, the insurer told him that he would face a quality-control audit this growing season.
Apr 28, 2016
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved a Chapter 15 filing by Abengoa.
Entomologists across the Midwest are reporting significant cutworm moth flights, which means cutworms could be clipping corn plants in a matter of weeks.
Dividing nitrogen applications over the season provides several benefits.
Apr 27, 2016
Many growers planted into the best pocket possible for good yields and are now switching to soybeans.
Prices bottomed in February but remain in neutral mode as planting progresses.
Farmers can build resiliency -- or simply remind themselves to be grateful -- if they consider how their price risk exposure might change without key products, services, or general societal order.

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