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  • Jun 6, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    BASF: Crop Production Challenges 3

    Farming is a challenging business, and among those challenges is chemical use. Nevin McDougall, senior VP, North America crop protection, BASF, talks about some of the challenges facing farmers today, including weed management and fungicide use and how BASF is doing its best to help farmers maintain a sustainable use of such chemicals....More
  • May 25, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    May 2012 Crop Update 1

    The corn and soybean crops are off to a nice start in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, says Kent Thiesse, former Extension educator and vice president of MinnStar Bank in Lake Crystal, MN. He notes that drought-like conditions have been overcome by some nice rainfall in May, which included some storms. Herbicide application has been a challenge due to wind and rain, Thiesse says....More
  • May 22, 2012

    Planting, Herbicides and Farm Programs 1

    Across southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, nearly all the intended corn is planted, and over 90% of the soybeans were planted as of May 18. Most of the corn and many of the soybeans that are planted in this region have emerged, and stands look fairly good....More
  • Jan 25, 2012

    Be Proactive in the Weed-Resistance Battle 29

    Growers from the Midwest took a field tour down south to get a first-hand look at glyphosate resistance in Palmer amaranth. While the growing weed-resistance problem is manageable, farmers need to be proactive. From using residual herbicides and tank-mixing other herbicides with Roundup, to making sure weeds don't go to seed, there are management strategies to combat the resistance....More

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