For more than two decades, Joe Spencer has spent many a summer evening standing atop 30-foot-tall towers above corn fields, trying to catch adult Western corn rootworm beetles as they […]
Fields that were flooded or lay fallow in 2019 may require extra management for the 2020 spring planting season. The two top concerns will be weed control and nutrient availability […]
DTN’s Unglesbee Wins Weed Science Society Award Mar 4, 2020
As I’ve said before in this space, it’s always fun to brag about the accomplishments of our journalism team. It starts to be really fun when the team repeatedly cleans […]
A lot of novice cover croppers are heading into this spring, thanks to record prevented planting in 2019. Some cover crops will winterkill, leaving only residue to manage in the […]
A couple of key herbicides can lose effectiveness when tankmixed with the wrong products. That leads to control failures, especially with grass, and also can trigger resistance across a wider […]
Dicamba Lawsuits Expected to Increase – DTN Feb 28, 2020
Lawyers expect thousands more farmers to file dicamba injury lawsuits in the aftermath of Bader Farm’s successful court case against Bayer and BASF.
Dicamba: Pigweed Punches Back – DTN Feb 28, 2020
Scientists in some southern states are observing Palmer amaranth survivors in the greenhouse following labeled dicamba applications.
Attendees at USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in Virginia this week are getting an earful about the challenges posed by increasingly volatile weather extremes. Speakers in at least three separate […]
Production of the insecticide Lorsban is ending, but its active ingredient, chlorpyrifos, is likely to remain on the agricultural landscape in the years to come. Corteva Agriscience took the industry […]
Midwest Soybeans: Improving Resistance to SCN – DTN Feb 18, 2020
Imagine a soybean trait that could save many Midwest soybean growers up to $200 per acre — in the very first year it was planted. Greg Tylka has a surprise […]