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Indiana Wheat: Get Ready for Spring Herbicide Applications

Indiana Wheat: Get Ready for Spring Herbicide Applications

👤By Joe Ikley, Travis Legleiter, and Bill Johnson, Purdue University 🕔Mar 20, 2017

The date on the calendar may indicate that we are still in the winter season, but the weather outside would indicate otherwise.  The temperatures of the past winter have been mild especially throughout late February.  The mild winter and early

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Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued dramatic increases in both funding and adoption to achieve full

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Cornbelt Cover Crops: Researcher Needs Farmer Data and He’s Willing to Pay – DTN

Cornbelt Cover Crops: Researcher Needs Farmer Data and He’s Willing to Pay – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor and Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Wally Tyner, a professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics, said he has his work cut out for him exploring the economics of cover crops. There are so many variables and so little history. The study is a collaborative effort

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Cornbelt: Soil Health and Your Bottom Line, Finding the Data – DTN

Cornbelt: Soil Health and Your Bottom Line, Finding the Data – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor and Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

It’s not hard to find a soil-health or cover-crop field day. Someone usually has a spade showing off earthworms and their tunnel work. There’s generally a 6-foot-deep pit to look at the root systems, filtration and soil compaction.   What’s

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Indiana: Updated Pesticide Standards – Resources Available to Aid Compliance

Indiana: Updated Pesticide Standards – Resources Available to Aid Compliance

👤By Jessica Merzdorf, Purdue University 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Farmers and farm workers seeking to comply with the 2017 Worker Protection Standard updates can get helpful information from the Office of Indiana State Chemist and Purdue Pesticide Programs. The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a set of federal standards

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Farm Safety: Fewer Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2016

Farm Safety: Fewer Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2016

👤By Jessica Merzdorf, Purdue University 🕔Feb 14, 2017

The number of grain dust explosions in the United States fell to a 10-year low in 2016, but two of the incidents resulted in the first reported fatalities since 2013, according to an annual report released by Purdue University’s Department

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Weed Scientists: “Buffer Zones” Could Become Resistant Weed Nurseries; Do and Don’t  List – DTN

Weed Scientists: “Buffer Zones” Could Become Resistant Weed Nurseries; Do and Don’t List – DTN

👤By Pam Smith DTN Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor 🕔Feb 11, 2017

The Arizona desert may not be a hot bed for row crop weeds, but it is the place to find weed scientists this week. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) is meeting to explore the latest in research on

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Seed Trade Concerned Over U.S. ‘Border Tax’ Proposal on Mexico – DTN

Seed Trade Concerned Over U.S. ‘Border Tax’ Proposal on Mexico – DTN

👤By Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent 🕔Feb 1, 2017

The American Seed Trade Association does not yet have a position on Republican proposals to establish a border tax on goods coming in from Mexico, but the industry is concerned about it because U.S. companies send seed to Mexico to

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Indiana: Popcorn Crop Yields and Production Went Through the Roof in 2016

Indiana: Popcorn Crop Yields and Production Went Through the Roof in 2016

👤By Jessica Merzdorf, Purdue University 🕔Feb 1, 2017

The Indiana popcorn harvest exploded in 2016, with yields up by nearly 30 percent compared with 2015. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that total production was up 45 percent from 2015 to a record 4.46 million hundredweight of popcorn,

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Dairy Groups Assert that U.S. Dairy Exports at Risk from New Canadian Rules – DTN

Dairy Groups Assert that U.S. Dairy Exports at Risk from New Canadian Rules – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Just a few weeks after writing to President Donald Trump, U.S. dairy groups are now calling on governors to halt new changes in Canadian dairy rules. A coalition of 17 American dairy organizations, farmers and milk processors have written governors

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