Crop Chemicals http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en November 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The November issue of Corn+Soybean Digest offered fresh ideas in merging art and science to farm for the big picture. There are also corn residue breakdown myths, including a photo gallery. Read challenges in rail transport, and weed control. Get an outlook about corn production in China, and see what's ahead in soil health tests. Finally, read about the weather future for the Corn Belt. And don't forget regular pieces from Editor Kurt Lawton, as well as new ideas from Xperts Ed Usset and Dan Frieberg.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features#comments Conservation Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans Tillage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:52:00 +0000 94611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 21, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Included in the five agriculture stories to read this week is a reminder to pay attention to pesticide labels, particularly if planting cover crops. There's new research regarding demand for genetically modified seed, and a recap of the choices to make regarding upcoming farm bill options. Hear from Xpert Ed Usset about market price triggers, and check out a great Buzzfeed list about the top 10 things farmers are tired of hearing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans GMO Farm Bill Pesticides Prices Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:00 +0000 94591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 14, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five agriculture stories to read this week offer advice for watching your bottom line during this time of lower commodity prices. There are tips for winterizing your sprayer, as well as tips for successful weed control. Also read about the impact of low gas prices on the ethanol market. Finally, for some fun, enjoy the latest Peterson Farm Bros. parody, I'm so Farmer. Those fellas are so clever.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-14-2014#comments Crop Chemicals Equipment Issues Management Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:04:00 +0000 94491 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 8 tips for successful weed control http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/8-tips-successful-weed-control <div class="field-deck"> Diversity, practicality and knowledge define a field-specific weed control program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Jim Legvold’s weed-management story began when this Vincent, Iowa, farmer planned out his program, embodying a new approach. But the plot thickened after an extremely wet spring and cool summer thwarted his best-laid plans. Weather extremes, weed adaptability and low crop prices challenged his long-term plan of corn-soybean herbicides, residual herbicides and rotated modes of action. </p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/8-tips-successful-weed-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/8-tips-successful-weed-control#comments Crop Chemicals Soybeans Weeds Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:25:00 +0000 94371 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Jim Legvold, Vincent, Iowa, rotates among group numbers 2, 9, 14 and 15 sites of action in soybeans to delay the development of potential herbicide resistance. The strip-tiller uses 10 different chemicals with seven modes of action, and he plans herbicide use for both crops to help control specific weeds this year and avoid a major issue when he rotates crops next year.</p> Photo: Kurt Lawton Weed resistance statistics http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-resistance-statistics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Weed resistance happens when a herbicide program relies on only one mode of action. This places extreme selection pressure on weed populations, which means a number of resistant weeds can survive the herbicide application, producing thousands of resistant weeds.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-resistance-statistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/weed-resistance-statistics#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:42:00 +0000 94131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Analyze your weeds http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/analyze-your-weeds <div class="field-byline"> Source: Lizabeth Stahl, Extension educator in crops, and Jeff Gunsolus, Extension agronomist in weed science, University of Minnesota </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>September soybean fields in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota displayed large numbers of escaped waterhemp. Perhaps this was the case in other states, too. While your combine journey across all your acres is fresh in your mind (and your partners’ minds), take time to evaluate your weed control program to enhance future effectiveness. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/analyze-your-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/analyze-your-weeds#comments Crop Chemicals Weeds Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:08:00 +0000 94111 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Which weeds should you kill in the fall? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/which-weeds-should-you-kill-fall <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weeds, including marestail, compared with similar applications made in the spring, says Aaron Hager, a University of Illinois weed scientist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/which-weeds-should-you-kill-fall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/which-weeds-should-you-kill-fall#comments Crop Chemicals Resistant Weeds Weeds Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:42:00 +0000 94071 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 17, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-17-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories featured this week offer management tips for wet soybeans, as well as advice for fall herbicide treatments. Read about possible corn acreage in 2015, and check out one farmer's strategy for keeping his farm ahead during lower-price years. For the weather obsessed (like me), see what NOAA is predicting for weather conditions across the U.S. this winter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-17-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-17-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans soybean harvest Weather Herbicides Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:39:00 +0000 94001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com EPA registers Enlist Duo herbicide http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-enlist-duo-herbicide <div class="field-deck"> Risk assessment ensures protection of human health, including infants, children </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The EPA is registering the herbicide Enlist Duo with first-time ever restrictions to manage the problem of resistant weeds. The pesticide is for use in controlling weeds in corn and soybeans genetically-engineered (GE) to tolerate 2,4-D and glyphosate. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-enlist-duo-herbicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-enlist-duo-herbicide#comments Crop Chemicals Herbicides Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:54:00 +0000 93961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Think Different: Prolific pigweeds winning http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/think-different-prolific-pigweeds-winning <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Reports of more severe waterhemp infestation in Midwest soybean acres continue to roll in as we head into harvest, and that means more herbicide-tolerant weed seed going into the ground to cause larger future problems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/think-different-prolific-pigweeds-winning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/think-different-prolific-pigweeds-winning#comments Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans soybean production Think Different Weeds Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:11:00 +0000 93521 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com