Growers who planted new Extend soybeans and cotton and made off-label dicamba applications.created a domino effect of bad publicity for U.S. agriculture, regulatory headaches and caused negative implications for regulation of future technologies....More
The Environmental Protection Agency apparently has decided glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup and a number of generic “look-a-like” herbicides, is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans....More
Alabama-based Agri-AFC, LLC, added its name Aug. 30 to the list of founding members of the Agricultural Data Coalition, becoming the 14th organization to join the group since its formation this spring....More
The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby.
Though dozens of exhibitors, industry reps and Extension specialists provide useful information for attendees at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day each year, there were a few particularly interesting things said at this year’s event.
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....More
Farmers today have access to the best pesticide and fungicide products ever made. To get the consistent, high-quality yields needed to sustain their operations, farmers depend on them. The continued viability of these essential products, however, depends on everyone....More
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....More
My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed....More