Alfalfa weevils have already been extremely active throughout Kansas this spring. A Kansas State University entomologist attributes the insect activity to unusually mild weather conditions that evidently caused alfalfa weevil eggs to hatch and larval devel
In the new southern stretch of the U.S. Corn Belt, it's either too wet or too dry. For one of these reasons, the brakes are being applied -- or will be soon -- on spring corn planting from Mississippi to Missouri.
Corn planting is progressing quickly toward completion in the southeastern U.S. and slowly moving northward as warming spring temperatures allow. Unusually dry conditions from Mississippi to Florida have corn planting moving along rapidly, concluding in so
Tillable land values in Iowa have rocketed upwards at the rate of 16.5% in the past year, fueled largely by ethanol and biodiesel. That's the bottom line from a survey of land market experts by a rural real estate brokers group. The best farmland in the st
Global warming over the past quarter century has led to a fall in the yield of some of the most important food crops in the world, according to one of the first scientific studies of how climate change has affected cereal crops, The Independent newspaper r