Clark Smith, Corteva U.S. Product Manager for Fungicides and Nutrient Maximizers, says white mold causes millions of dollars in lost soybean yields each season. He tells Brownfield Corteva is excited to launch Viatude, a new best in class white mold soybean fungicide that contains two... Read More.
A plant pathologist is mapping the spread of southern root-knot (SRK) nematode to increase awareness of the pest. Travis Faske is with the University of Arkansas. “If soybean cyst is an embezzler, you can’t quite see the symptoms then root-knot nematode, or the southern... Read More.
A former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee says finding more money for the farm safety net of the next farm bill is challenging lawmakers. Collin Peterson, the president of a lobbying firm The Peterson Group, says he met with Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman... Read More.
The National Association of Wheat Growers has prioritized an increase in reference prices for the Price Loss Coverage program, but CEO Chandler Goule says the farm bill needs a bigger baseline to make that happen. “We had Bart Fischer with Texas A&M University come... Read More.
An ag economist says it’s going to cost farmers more to produce corn this year. In the last five years, University of Missouri Extension’s Ray Massey tells Brownfield input prices have increased 40%. “In 2018, I estimated the cost of growing corn at about... Read More.
As nitrogen remains a costly input, farmers can save by following the recommended maximum return to nitrogen rate (MRTN). Laura Gentry oversees the Precision Conservation Management Program in Illinois and tells Brownfield about 70% of those farmers are applying above the suggested MRTN rate. “And... Read More.
A Southwest Nebraska farmer says it’s already been the most expensive season to irrigate his crops and it could be several weeks before he stops. Don Batie of Lexington tells Brownfield diesel fuel and electricity might double last year’s expenses. “We know it’s... Read More.