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Be Cautious with Insecticides at Soybean Flowering Stage
As soybean flowering approaches (growth stages R1-R2), we need to bring up an important issue related not specifically to honey bees,...
Corn Yield Prediction Model Uses Simple Measurements at a Specific Growth Stage
The ability to predict corn yields would benefit farmers as they plan the sale of their crops and biofuel industries as they plan their...
Early Identification of Palmer Amaranth Essential in Reducing Losses
Is it waterhemp or Palmer amaranth? Though identification can be difficult, University of Illinois associate professor of weed science...
What Combination of Corn, RINs Prices Makes E85 Competitive?
In a post last week, we provided an analysis of the price of corn that could result in retail E85 prices being breakeven with E10 prices...
Study Predicts Rising Irrigation Costs, Reduced Yields for US Corn
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to...
Nematodes Encapsulated to Better Battle Corn Pests
Each spring, the western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera) awakens from its winter slumber to wreak havoc on corn crops across the...
Pioneer Crop Insights: Safened Sulfonylurea Herbicides Reduce Risk of Corn Injury
Successful weed resistance management requires a corn producer to thoughtfully choose the proper tools for weed management consistent...
Improving 'Crop Per Drop' Could Boost Global Food Security, Water Sustainability
Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve...
Pioneer: Evaluate Early Season Corn Stands
Corn can face many different stresses capable of reducing stands, such as cold or wet soils, insect feeding and unfavorable weather...
Determining How Much Nitrogen Is Present
With a still fresh memory of the drought conditions during last year, recent rains have reduced concerns over water availability for...
Fertilizers Provide Mixed Benefits to Soil in 50-year Kansas Study
Fertilizing with inorganic nitrogen and phosphorus definitely improves crop yields, but does it also improve the soil? ...
Adoption of Direct Seeding Improves Soil Quality
Starting in the early 1980’s, prairie farmers gradually switched from conventional tillage to adopt direct seeding, the seeding of...
For Brazil, Two Crops are Better than One
New research finds that double cropping — planting two crops in a field in the same year — is associated with positive signs of...
How Sweet it is: Energy from Plants
The Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) program managers recently selected an Illinois project for a visit from U.S....
Multi-Toxin Biotech Crops not Silver Bullets, Scientists Warn
A strategy widely used to prevent pests from quickly adapting to crop-protecting toxins may fail in some cases unless better preventive...
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