Mergers of “Big 6” Seed and Ag Chem Companies – Who Owns What Now Feb 19, 2019

🕔Feb 19, 2019Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […]

Neonic Seed Treatments: Canadian Farmers Struggle with a Phase Out – DTN Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018Imagine having to ask permission every time you want to add an insecticide seed treatment to your corn or soybean seed.   That’s been the reality for Ontario grain farmers for […]

Bayer-Monsanto: Department of Justice says Divest $9Bln Assets – DTN May 30, 2018

🕔May 30, 2018The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Bayer and Monsanto will have to divest of $9 billion in assets, largely to BASF, for the Trump Administration to approve of […]

Neonic Use on Cotton, Corn, Soybeans – EPA Still Working on Decisions – DTN Feb 14, 2018

🕔Feb 14, 2018EPA doled out hundreds of pages on the risks and benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides on Dec. 15 — an early Christmas “gift” of sorts for farmers.  Tempting as it to […]

Neonics: Fed Court Ruling Against EPA Puts Insecticides on the Hot Spot, Again – DTN May 12, 2017

🕔May 12, 2017A federal court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday, May 10, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act by not adequately reviewing 59 different registrations on neonicotinoid-coated […]

Soybean Yield Increase: Lower Planting Rate Plus a Proven Seed Treatment, Study says – DTN Jan 24, 2017

🕔Jan 24, 2017A new study from the University of Wisconsin holds some good news for soybean growers facing tight margins in 2017.  The research, led by Extension agronomist Shawn Conley and Ph. […]

EPA Releases 4 Neonicotinoid Risk Assessments for Public Comment – DTN Jan 13, 2017

🕔Jan 13, 2017In a sizeable document dump, EPA released a number of preliminary risk assessments for 4 neonicotinoid insecticides on Thursday evening, as well as a revised registration review schedule for the chemicals. […]

Soybean Aphids: 3 Insecticide Groups Face Resistance and Regulations – DTN Dec 12, 2016

🕔Dec 12, 2016Soybean aphids are sneaky. Attacks seem to come out of nowhere, and recently, the pest has also sho wn an increasing ability to withstand insecticidal controls. That’s why entomologists such […]

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