TPP is dead, NAFTA is under renegotiation. What now?
In a down agricultural economy, firms look to mergers and acquisitions to gain efficiencies. Here’s a recap of the major ones announced this past year.
They can keep you warm on frigid winter days and also give you the flexibility you need in case the weather warms up.
Volatility denial from new dicamba formulations is industry’s brush with “inattentional blindness,” says an Extension weed scientist.
Gene editing is akin to flicking on a light switch (almost).
Practices like seedbank management must also accompany herbicide treatments in corn and soybeans
Although dicamba gave good soybean weed control in 2017, the risk of off-target movement via volatilization outweighs the benefits, ISU specialists say.
Looking to sharpen your 2018 weed-management strategy? Here are six recommendations for the coming year.
1. Use preemergence residual soybean herbicides.
“If you are looking for ways to cut costs, I highly recommend taking a look at where you can get the most return on investment,” says Dawn Refsell, Valent field market development manager. “Preemergence residual herbicides have the highest and greatest return on investment. So that ought to be the last area you should look at cutting when evaluating weed-management strategy.”
Slightly acidic soils are ideal. But for soils that slide below the optimum 6.2 to 6.8 pH scale, liming can pay dividends.
BASF will focus on training and education for 2018 dicamba applications, say company officials.