DuPont, National Corn Growers launch program
DuPont and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced a new program recently to develop corn farmers for agricultural leadership opportunities.
Fall-planted cover crops can become weeds to farmers at spring planting
New weeds were found in farm fields this spring. As producers rushed to plant their corn and soybean crops, cover crops planted last fall to provide erosion control were in the way.
Researchers discover genes resistant to soybean pathogen
Purdue University researchers have identified two genes within the soybean genome that are highly resistant to a soilborne pathogen that causes Phytophthora root and stem rot, a disease that costs U.S. soybean growers more than $250 million annually in lost yield.
Seeding forages into wheat stubble
Wheat stubble can be an excellent seedbed to plant forages into using no-till. To be successful, though, may take some advance preparation.
Scout alfalfa fields for shy insects
Two insects are creating problems on alfalfa fields ready to cut for hay. Stealth scouting may be needed to see them, says a University of Missouri Extension entomologist
“Grain Storage Tour” slated July 30
The free and annual Barton County Extension “Grain Storage Tour” will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 at Liberal Seed and Farm in Liberal.
July 17-18 Okla. and Kan. canola conferences
Producers interested in learning how to maximize their canola crop should plan now to attend one of two Oklahoma-Kansas Winter Canola Conferences taking place July 17 in Enid, Okla., and July 18 in Altus Okla.
Precision ag conf. slated July 16-18
The InfoAg Conference is set for July 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. InfoAg is the premier conference on precision ag technology and its practical applications.
Corn the comeback kid in Arkansas
According to the June 28 Acreage report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arkansas growers planted 1 million acres of corn, the highest number since 1951, when 1.05 million acres were planted.
Southwest Missouri field scouting report
Jill Scheidt, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension in Barton County, scouted area fields on June 26 to prepare the field scouting report.
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