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Insecticide Treatment Boosts Seedling Vigor By: 01/06/2015 @ 11:03am

A surprise answer waited for Clarence Swanton, a past president of the Canadian Weed Science Society, in his lab at Ontario’s University of Guelph.The biochemist was…

Monsanto Wants Retraction for Disputed IARC Glyphosate Health Review By: 03/24/2015 @ 4:44pm

Monsanto officials came out swinging at a teleconference today, with officials criticizing the World Health…

Considerations for Neonicotinoid Insecticide Seed Treatments By: 03/16/2015 @ 3:42pm

The smart alecks of old used to define optimal corn and soybean planting time this way:Pick a spot in your fields away…

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Off-Target Chemical Applications By: 01/06/2015 @ 10:37am

Excessive wind leads to off-target chemical applications. Right?While that might be conventional wisdom, you’ll get an argument from Andrew Thostenson. In fact, the opposite may be true. “There has been…

8 Ways to Make New Herbicide-Tolerant Traits Work By: 12/16/2014 @ 11:57am

Rotating different herbicide modes of action and applying pre-emergence residual herbicides in Jim Call’s corn and soybeans are a couple ways the Madison, Minnesota, farmer fends off herbicide-resistant…

Soybean Fungicides: Are they worth it? By: 08/05/2014 @ 3:50pm

We are approaching or are at the R3 stage of soybeans in many fields (see the picture above of a soybean plant at the R3 stage). The R3 stage is when there are pods developing on the lower nodes (there…

2014 White Mold Pressure Pattern Similar to 2009 By: 08/05/2014 @ 3:44pm

The last year we had a significant amount of white mold pressure was 2009. As you may (or may not) recall, 2009 was below average as far as temperatures were concerned. Highs were generally in the 70s and low…

Corn and Soybean Disease Scouting Challenges This Year By: 07/23/2014 @ 2:23pm

This growing season has had some unusual weather. And it may be affecting what you should be looking for when scouting your fields.“Weather has been a big factor this year. So be aware of that and how it’s…

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