2020 Wheat Yield Contest Winner Tops 206 BPA – DTN Nov 17, 2020

🕔Nov 17, 2020
How do you inspire a busy 10-crop farmer to focus on wheat? Tell him what his neighbor is yielding! That’s what pushed Derek Friehe, from Moses Lake, Washington, to net […]

Wheat: Do You Really Need a Fall N Application? – DTN Nov 10, 2020

🕔Nov 10, 2020
Gambling across the table from Mother Nature each year has taught Colorado farmer Marc Arnusch a hard, but valuable lesson: Don’t play your cards too early. “We’re in a high […]

Soybeans: New Technologies Look Promising In Fight Against Nematodes – DTN Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
Luke Wilhite was born into soybean cyst nematode (SCN) management. By the time he entered the world in 1991, his father, Pete, had recently identified and gone to battle with […]

Pesticides: Those 24(c) Labels Look Doubtful After EPA’s Sudden Decision – DTN Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
State regulators are reeling from a sudden apparent policy change by EPA that will make restricting pesticides — such as dicamba — beyond the federal label much harder for states […]

Dicamba: With EPA Approvals, Labels Significantly Change – DTN Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
EPA released three new dicamba over-the-top herbicide labels on Tuesday: XtendiMax (Bayer), Engenia (BASF) and Tavium (Syngenta). (FeXapan Corteva Agriscience’s marketed version of XtendiMax is not yet registered for use, […]

Paraquat: EPA Issues Interim Registration – DTN Oct 23, 2020

🕔Oct 23, 2020
EPA released a flurry of interim registration decisions for 13 pyrethroid insecticides and one herbicide, paraquat, on Thursday morning. The decisions remain interim and not finalized, as the agency still […]

Corn Belt: Rootworm Populations on the Rise with Heavy Bt Resistance – DTN Oct 15, 2020

🕔Oct 15, 2020
After several years of low corn rootworm populations, the “billion-dollar bug” is catching eyes again in the Corn Belt. Populations of both western and northern corn rootworm are rebounding after […]

Midwest Soybeans: Why Is My Crop So Short, What Should I Do About Harvest? – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
As summer 2020 advanced, a common question surfaced in parts of the Corn Belt this summer: Why are my beans so short? The effect was clearly on display when Pioneer […]

Weed Management: 6 Challenges from 2020, Preparing for 2021 – DTN Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
Here’s what went wrong with weed management this year and what might be ahead for weed control in 2021.

Bt Corn: Phaseout of Most Hybrids Proposed Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
My recent post discussed the proposal by EPA to drastically change the resistance management regulations around Bt corn and cotton. You can submit a comment here before November 9th. The proposal is hard to find […]

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