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Breeding for corn tar spot resistance

Plant breeders are making progress identifying tar spot-resistant corn hybrids. AgReliant Genetics manager of product breeding Mike Popelka says the crop disease continues to spread since it was discovered in North America less than ten years ago. “From our group we immediately started looking at... Read More.

Breeding for drought tolerant crops

A plant breeder says a changing climate has underscored the need to research more regenerative ag traits. Michael Kovach with Bayer Crop Science tells Brownfield recent drought in the Midwest will be beneficial from a research and development standpoint. He recalls the selection... Read More.

U.S. hog breeding herd moves slightly lower

The USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs shows the potential for at least some industry contraction later this year. The U.S. breeding herd on June 1st, 2023 was slightly lower at 6.146 million head, generally in-line with pre-report expectations. The breeding numbers do show steady... Read More.

An inside look at the DEKALB Asgrow breeding process

Each growing season, farmers look forward to planting new corn and soybean products that promote higher yields and profitability.  In this Managing for Profit, Rebecca Thompson, head of North America plant breeding for Bayer CropScience discusses the process to develop new DEKALB corn and Asgrow... Read More.