The EPA’s winter release of surprising new Enlist herbicide restrictions, followed by a quick reversal in the spring, hold some important regulatory lessons for all farmers who use pesticides.
The future of crop and weed technology appeared close at hand at the 2022 Commodity Classic, running March 8 to 12 in New Orleans this week. Agrichemical and seed companies […]
Jerry Seuntjens has changed the way he views his farm. Rather than seeing 2,100 acres of corn and soybeans, he sees one ongoing, on-farm trial. The Kingsley, Iowa, fourth-generation farmer […]
Enlist Herbicide Heartburn – DTN Jan 15, 2022
Ethan Zoerb has never seen an American burying beetle, but the insect is threatening to bury his soybean plans for 2022. Two Nebraska counties where he and his father, Dale, […]
They are often called “The Big Four.” BASF, Bayer, Corteva and Syngenta now dominate the sales of agricultural seeds in the United States. Other firms, including at least 100 independent […]
Mead Ethanol Plant Cleanup Ongoing – DTN Jun 1, 2021
A group of seed and agrichemical companies have mostly taken over cleanup and remediation efforts from the state of Nebraska for an ethanol plant contaminated with their pesticides after the […]
Court Rules on Chlorpyrifos – DTN Apr 30, 2021
The EPA has 60 days to either write a new rule to allow for the safe use of chlorpyrifos or halt all food residue tolerances of the insecticide, which would […]
Corteva Sheds Dicamba Herbicides – DTN Apr 9, 2021
Corteva pulled a developmental dicamba product from the EPA registration process, the latest in a series of moves to distance itself from controversial ag chemicals.
A new postemergence herbicide combining the next generation of broadleaf weed control with an industry-leading graminicide is primed to change the game for wheat and barley producers battling tough weeds. […]
Ag Input Suppliers Face Antitrust Lawsuit – DTN Jan 19, 2021
A new lawsuit alleges crop input manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers coordinated a boycott of online sales platforms such as Farmers Business Network and AgVend to prevent greater price transparency, a […]