Crop Chemicals http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Herbicide and cover crop challenges http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-and-cover-crop-challenges <div class="field-deck"> Balance weed control and cover crop strategies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"We've found you can use most herbicides with fall seeded cereal rye with very few problems, but when you get into annual ryegrass, legumes or forage radishes, you start seeing more limitations." -- Bill Curran, weed scientist, Penn State University </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-and-cover-crop-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-and-cover-crop-challenges#comments Crop Chemicals Resistant Weeds Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:27:00 +0000 105291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Credit: Bill Curran, Penn State University Fertilizer leads variable expenses lower in soybeans and corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/fertilizer-leads-variable-expenses-lower-soybeans-and-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: David A. Widmar, Purdue University </div> <div class="field-deck"> Variable expenses are falling; especially fertilizer costs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Data shows the cost of fertilizer is falling.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/fertilizer-leads-variable-expenses-lower-soybeans-and-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/fertilizer-leads-variable-expenses-lower-soybeans-and-corn#comments Crop Chemicals Fertilizers Thu, 14 Jul 2016 13:27:00 +0000 105191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Water temperature affects herbicide performance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/water-temperature-affects-herbicide-performance <div class="field-byline"> Source: Keith Robinson, Purdue University Extension </div> <div class="field-deck"> Getting the most out of your herbicide may be linked to water temperature. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers said applicators should consider that mixing certain herbicides with water warmer than 41 degrees may enhance early spring or late fall burndown applications.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/water-temperature-affects-herbicide-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/water-temperature-affects-herbicide-performance#comments Crop Chemicals Herbicides Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:39:00 +0000 105171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Scientists say herbicide resistance predates GMO crops http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/scientists-say-herbicide-resistance-predates-gmo-crops <div class="field-byline"> Lee Van Wychen, Weed Science Society of America </div> <div class="field-deck"> There may be no link between gmo's and herbicide resistance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists say that the first know report of herbicide resistance began 60 years ago, long before glyphosate-resistant crops were discovered.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/scientists-say-herbicide-resistance-predates-gmo-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/scientists-say-herbicide-resistance-predates-gmo-crops#comments Crop Chemicals Resistant Weeds Tue, 12 Jul 2016 17:52:00 +0000 105151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Ag stories: Waterhemp, land values and spider mites http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-waterhemp-land-values-and-spider-mites <div class="node-body gallery-body">Check out these 5 ag stories in this week's roundup.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-waterhemp-land-values-and-spider-mites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-ag-stories-waterhemp-land-values-and-spider-mites#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:27:00 +0000 105061 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Timeframe for applying postemergence soybean herbicides http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/timeframe-applying-postemergence-soybean-herbicides <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Almost all postemergence soybean herbicides have a preharvest interval or a soybean developmental stage beyond which applications cannot be made specified on their respective label. Failure to observe the preharvest interval may result in herbicide residue levels in the crop in excess of established limits. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/timeframe-applying-postemergence-soybean-herbicides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/timeframe-applying-postemergence-soybean-herbicides#comments Crop Chemicals soybean production Herbicides Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:45:00 +0000 104931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Using adjuvants with pesticides http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/using-adjuvants-pesticides <div class="field-byline"> Source: BASF </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><P>Adjuvants improve a pesticide’s ability to perform. While there are dozens of different kinds, adjuvants can be categorized at a high level as either an activator or utility adjuvant.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/using-adjuvants-pesticides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/using-adjuvants-pesticides#comments Crop Chemicals Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:18:00 +0000 104841 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Tips for reducing spray drift http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-tips-reducing-spray-drift <div class="field-byline"> By Erdal Ozkan, Ohio State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although complete elimination of spray drift is impossible, problems can be reduced significantly if you are aware of major factors that influence drift, and take precautions to minimize their influence on off-target movement of droplets. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-tips-reducing-spray-drift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-tips-reducing-spray-drift#comments Crop Chemicals Sprayers Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:15:00 +0000 104821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: fotokostic/iStock/ThinkStock Midwest crops update: Time to scout for insects and diseases; crop progress variable http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crops-update-time-scout-insects-and-diseases-crop-progress-variable <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Around the Midwest, agronomists from WinField are out in corn and soybean fields, checking on crop development and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. Development varies across the Corn Belt, and some states are seeing disease and weed pressure.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crops-update-time-scout-insects-and-diseases-crop-progress-variable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/midwest-crops-update-time-scout-insects-and-diseases-crop-progress-variable#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Weeds Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 105071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Midwest crops update: Weed control and nutrient deficiency problems http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-weed-control-and-nutrient-deficiency-problems <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Around the Midwest, agronomists from Winfield are out in corn and soybean fields, checking emergence issues and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. They're also checking for nutrient deficiency. Here are updates on what they're seeing.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-weed-control-and-nutrient-deficiency-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/midwest-crops-update-weed-control-and-nutrient-deficiency-problems#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Weeds Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:43:00 +0000 104741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com