EDF to Help Reduce Emissions from Ag

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and partners have been awarded a $960,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the USDA to help almond and corn farmers increase fertilizer use efficiency, improve soil health, reduce nitrous oxide emissions, and expand the potential of fertilizer protocols to generate carbon credits from agriculture. “This project will demonstrate how growers implementing enhanced nitrogen management processes …

Agribusiness, Corn, Fertilizer, Sustainability

Asgrow, DEKALB Launch #MyFarmMyYield Contest

Kelly Marshall

Asgrow and DEKALB are inviting farmers to share their harvest success online, using the hashtag #MyFarmMyYield.  Photos are optional (although encouraged), but from Sept. 7- Dec. 6 farmers can post their yield and the Asgrow or DEKALB product number.  A random drawing will determine winners of this contest, with grand prize being a trip for two to the 2016 Commodity …

Agribusiness, Contest, Corn, Soybean

Latest FAPRI Commodity Price Report

John Davis

The prices for grains, oilseeds, cotton, milk and hogs are down sharply from record levels set in recent years. An update to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute’s (FAPRI) long-term baseline report says no quick price recovery is expected. Given all of the assumptions of the analysis, here are a few highlights of the results: · Projected corn prices …

Agribusiness, Corn, Cotton, Grains, Soybean, Swine

FMC Talks About Expanded Agreement with Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Agricultural Solutions and Monsanto last week announced the expansion of an agreement of participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The exclusive agreement includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides, and adds FMC’s Capture® LFR® insecticide as a soil-applied insecticide for corn and Hero® insecticide. “We believe growers should make use of the best technologies available,” said …

Audio, Corn, FMC, Monsanto

Elliott Steps Down From NCGA Board

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Rob Elliott of Illinois has decided to step down from the NCGA Corn Board, effective September 30. “My last 15 years as an active ‘corn guy’ have been very rewarding for me,” Elliott said. “I am proud to have been a part of my corn organizations in Illinois and on the national level …

Ag Group, Corn, NCGA

Fortix Offers Growers Fungicide Flexibility

Joanna Schroeder

With moderate temperatures and lots of rainfall, corn and soybean growers have had an environment fairly conducive to pathogen presence of diseases including gray leaf spot and southern corn rust said Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Service Representative prior to the kick-off of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. He cautioned there are also wind-borne spores on their …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Fungicide, Soybean

Overlapping Residuals for Weed Management

Joanna Schroeder

Heavy rainfall this season has led to heavy weed pressure in fields around the Midwest, making overlapping residuals more important to protect next season’s crop. FMC Midwest Technical Lead Gail Stratman explains that a grower wants to maintain good and strong weed control to maximize yield potential in the corn crop. As you travel around the Midwest, says Stratman, with …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, weeds

Capture Higher Yields with Capture LFR

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn prices are lower than they have been in recent years, which makes maximum yields more important than ever. FMC Corn Segment Manager Matt Hancock says even with the weather challenges farmers have faced this year, corn yields are forecast to be the third largest ever. “I think that gets back to good, sound agronomics,” said Hancock in an interview …

Audio, Corn, Fertilizer, FMC, Insecticides

How @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers #GrowSmart

Cindy Zimmerman

The BASF Ag Products “Grow Smart” strategy is able to help farmers all over the country. At a field day last week in Tennessee, BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt talked about the high yield Grow Smart small plot replicated trial programs. “We’re in the second year in a corn-soybean rotation program in 15 locations from North Dakota to Mississippi …

Audio, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection, Farming