With the USDA action, the ball now goes to the Environmental Protection Agency for registration of Enlist Duo herbicide, the companion herbicide to the Enlist traits. Approval for Enlist Duo is expected in the near future.
In the Southern Region, vegetable producers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be contacted between October 1 and November 20 by NASS representatives who will be conducting in-person interviews with growers.
Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center will host its 2014 Pre-harvest Field Crops Tour on Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Tidewater AREC Research Farm, 1045 Hare Rd., in Suffolk, Va. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the tour promptly begins at 8:00 a.m.
The enrollment period for growers who had cotton base in 2013 to apply for the cotton transition payments began Aug. 11 and ends Oct. 7, according to Michele Mara, North Carolina Extension agricultural and resource economics specialist.
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service issued Aug. 6 a final environmental impact statement on Dow’s Enlist corn and soybean, stating the technology poses no plant pest risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the United States.
Southern rust was confirmed Aug. 3 on corn samples from Chesapeake and Suffolk in Virginia, according to Hillary Mehl, assistant professor of plant pathology at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Sufolk.
Sudden Death Syndrome is in soybean fields in Tennessee planted to varieties susceptible to the disease. Cool, wet weather -- which the state has had this growing season -- has been favorable for the disease.
Jake Carter, a McDonough, Georgia farmer and chairman of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee, was recognized as one of the “Champions of Change” for Agriculture by the White House and USDA on Tuesday.
Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.