Seed en Mycogen Seeds Moves Beyond Drought Tolerance with Stress-tolerant Hybrids <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>INDIANAPOLIS &mdash; July 8, 2015 &mdash;</strong>&nbsp;Mycogen Seeds is helping growers in the western Corn Belt manage multiple environmental variables with a holistic solution: its new stress-tolerant corn portfolio. Unveiled today, the stress-tolerant portfolio features hybrids with a strong agronomic foundation, bred to handle a range of challenges common to the western Corn Belt &mdash; including disease and insect pressure, water availability and extreme heat.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99491 at MONSANTO CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF WHEAT TECHNOLOGY CENTER <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>ST. LOUIS</strong> (July 16, 2015) &nbsp;&ndash; A ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Filer, Idaho, marked the grand opening of Monsanto&rsquo;s Wheat Technology Center, which will serve as the company&rsquo;s core U.S. wheat breeding R&amp;D facility and bring together people and processes to drive innovation in wheat breeding.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99641 at Bayer CropScience Marks Continued Agriculture Industry Leadership with Grand Opening Of SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center In Shakopee, Minnesota <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>SHAKOPEE, Minn. (July 9, 2015)</strong> &ndash; Bayer CropScience today celebrated its continued commitment to leading the agriculture industry with the grand opening of its SeedGrowth Equipment Innovation Center, a $12 million, 135,000-square-foot facility situated on 11 acres of land in Shakopee. This center, focusing on the equipment design and manufacturing business promotes advanced research and development on seed treatment products, seed coatings, equipment and services to provide holistic agricultural solutions to customers around the world.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99651 at BECK’S EXPANDS TERRITORY TO INCLUDE NINE STATES <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>Atlanta, Indiana &ndash; </strong>Beck&rsquo;s, the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the United States, is pleased to announce a territory expansion into new regions of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. This expansion adds roughly 12 million acres of corn and soybeans to Beck&rsquo;s former marketing area to bring their total reach to half of the corn and soybean acres in the U.S. The continued growth will provide more Midwest farmers access to the world&#39;s most diverse genetics and traits in corn and soybeans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99691 at Fields of Genie: New local supply chain a breakthrough for craft beer <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Fort Collins, Colorado, June 12, 2015 &ndash; Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS) let the Genie out of the bottle at its Acres to Ales Tap Takeover event at local watering hole, the Mayor of Old Town&mdash;a Genie with the potential to revolutionize the craft beer industry.</p> <p>An energized crowd of plant breeders, farmers, maltsters, brewers and beer connoisseurs alike rubbed elbows and raised pints of beer made with LCS Genie, the company&rsquo;s first malting barley.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Mon, 20 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 99391 at 2 new tools aim to reduce sudden death syndrome and soybean cyst nematode in your soybean fields <div class="field-deck"> Seed treatment update </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New products aimed at soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and sudden death syndrome are on deck for the 2015 planting season. Bayer CropScience’s ILeVO seed treatment offers a new adversary for SDS, while Syngenta’s Clariva Complete Beans present a new tool for SCN.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Soybeans Seed Treatments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:07:00 +0000 96991 at Planting date impact on soybean variety maturity <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While we’ve always known that planting delays decrease yields on average, these recent findings confirm that losses from planting soybeans late are lower than those from planting corn late, says Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Soybeans soybean planting Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:05:00 +0000 96751 at 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 27, 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for seed treatments when trying to cut costs this spring. If you plant cover crops, be aware of residual herbicides, and there's still time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Read 5 tillage myths, and watch a video thanking farmers, that also helps FFA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservation Crop Chemicals Seed Soybeans Tillage Conservation cover crops Herbicides Seed Treatments Tillage Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:02:00 +0000 96111 at Farmers test drought-tolerant corn hybrids <div class="field-deck"> New hybrids cut yield losses during drought and optimize available water for higher yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“Although this was my first year planting drought-tolerant corn, it is a thing of the future,” says Mark Meyer, Nehawka, Neb. “As stewards of the land, farmers need to think long term about how we use water. Drought tolerance and water optimization, hopefully, will allow us to produce the same amount or more grain with less water.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Seed Drought Seed Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:39:00 +0000 95591 at <p>Mark Meyers of Nehawka, Neb., holds an ear of DeKalb DroughtGard corn that he grew in a field that usually gets less rainfall than the rest of his farm. According to John McNamara, agronomist for Wiles Brothers Fertilizer in Plattsmouth, Neb., about 25% of the marketplace in southeast Nebraska planted a drought-tolerant hybrid in 2014.</p> Photo: Mike Minford 9 basics for top soybean yields <div class="field-deck"> How a university grad student Bean Team topped 87 bushels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate research assistants apply small-plot research results from different management practices to large field-scale settings in order to maximize soybean yields. The basics of their high-yield program include high-yield genetics, early planting, narrow rows, optimal soil fertility and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Seed Soybeans soybean production Mon, 08 Dec 2014 15:14:00 +0000 94841 at <p><span style="font-size: 13px;">These Madison, Wis., grad students focus daily on growing top soybean yields. Adam Gaspar (left), Ethan Smidt and David Marburger (right) support state Soybean Extension Specialist Shawn Conley&rsquo;s research on the latest soybean developments.</span></p> Photo: Adam Gaspar