Equipment en Wider or faster, which planter is better? <div class="field-byline"> Patricia McDaniels, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many producers can have excellent weather with few pest or weed problems and still find themselves straddling the line between profitability and losing money because of their planting decisions.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Management Soybeans Precision Farming Crops Mon, 25 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 121191 at <p>In a study, a University of Tennessee engineer predicted field efficiency and capacity values across 41 fields using planters with different widths at planting speeds ranging from 4 mph to 12 mph.&nbsp;</p> Virginia Ag Expo returns to Dinwiddie Aug. 4 <div class="node-body article-body">The 2016 Virginia Ag Expo will be hosted by Billy Bain at Double “B” Farms in Dinwiddie, Virginia Aug. 4.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Grains Miscellaneous Soybeans Tue, 19 Jul 2016 18:11:00 +0000 121181 at Close call: Heifers escape to busy Independence Day highway <div class="node-body blog-body">Chris and I loaded up again and sped toward the highway to find the two heifers grazing calmly on the right of way as vacationers and 18-wheelers flew past.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Livestock Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Beef Farm Press Blog Tue, 19 Jul 2016 14:30:00 +0000 121121 at Herbicide resistance was around long before GMO crops <div class="field-byline"> Weed Science Society of America </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Next year will mark the 60th anniversary of the first reports of herbicide-resistant weeds, while this year marks only the 20th anniversary of glyphosate-resistant crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Grains Soybeans Cotton Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:31:00 +0000 121011 at PhytoGen gives away UAV as grand prize in Best Yielder Club <div class="node-body article-body">William Dunlow won an unmanned aerial vehicle as the grand-prize winner in the 2016 PhytoGen Best Yielder Club sweepstakes.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Cotton Wed, 06 Jul 2016 16:37:00 +0000 120901 at <p>Best Yielder Club grand-prize winner William Dunlow (right) and his unmanned aerial vehicle with his father, David, and PhytoGen sales representative Laurie Coulter.</p> Syngenta’s Agri-Mek SC miticide, insecticide registered for soybeans <div class="node-body article-body">Soybean growers can now use Syngenta’s Agri-Mek SC miticide/insecticide.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Soybean Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:18:00 +0000 120881 at To get best herbicide performance, lukewarm water can help <div class="field-byline"> Keith Robinson, Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Guidance offered in Water Temperature and Herbicide Performance is based on research by Purdue University weed scientists who studied the effectiveness of certain herbicides on several weed species when mixed with spray water at various temperatures. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Soybeans Herbicides Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:22:00 +0000 120871 at <p>A tank of water sits among other containers in a farm shop. Purdue researchers say the temperature of water stored in tanks above ground for more than a day or two should be moderate to warm before mixing with postemergence herbicides for optimum effectiveness.</p> Purdue University Dow’s PowerCore corn trait now available in United States <div class="field-byline"> Dow AgroSciences </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dow AgroSciences announces the U.S. commercial launch of PowerCore trait technology, a new insect trait that protects corn plants from above-ground insects. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Corn Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:03:00 +0000 120841 at AGCO’s Challenger 1000 series: fixed frame with row-crop power <div class="field-byline"> Willie Vogt, Penton Ag </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Agco Challenger 1000 series line includes four models from 396 to 517 hp, which is a new class of fixed frame tractor.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:50:00 +0000 120811 at <p>The new Challenger 1000 line offers four models up to 517 hp. The integrated drivetrain - called AccuDrive - offers increased flexibility and performance. Willie Vogt</p> Willie Vogt 4 things to know about Panama Canal expansion opening <div class="node-body article-body">The Panama Canal expansion, which has been touted for what it will do for global trade, opened officially June 26 when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Managing the Margins Soybeans Import and Export Soybean Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:07:00 +0000 120721 at