Hay baling continued with cooler temperatures throughout the state, according to the Aug. 7 USDA Crop Progress report. The average temperature was 70.5 degrees, 3.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.46 inches, 0.42 inches below normal.
AMES, Iowa — Better land management in a system that includes cover crops could benefit farmers in a variety of ways, according to speakers at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s July 20 economic summit.
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a farm bill hearing July 25 that focused on commodity, credit and crop insurance programs. This follows previous farm bill field hearings in Kansas and Michigan, as well as committee meetings on the farm economy, agricultural research and conservation issues.
Atop a 35 foot scaffolding tower, Brody Dunn, a University of Illinois student, spends his evenings collecting western corn rootworm beetles as they disperse from the Urbana, Ill., fields where they developed as larvae. Joseph Spencer, University of Illinois principal research scientist, lea…
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — When a tall, thin robot was introduced to visitors at University of Illinois test plots July 13, it was reminiscent of early “Star Wars” movies, when such robots were science fiction.
BASF held a conference call July 19 to discuss the ongoing dicamba herbicide situation. Amid numerous complaints of dicamba damage to soybeans, the Missouri Department of Agriculture briefly suspended use of dicamba before allowing it for three dicamba products, including BASF’s Engenia herbicide.
Hot and dry conditions were prevalent across Missouri, according to the July 24 USDA Crop Progress report. Temperatures last week averaged 83.0 degrees, 4.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.33 inch statewide, 0.48 inches below normal.
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Much-needed rain was reported across the state, according to the July 17 USDA Crop Progress report. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.5 degrees, 0.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.30 inches, 0.53 inches above normal.
Ideal temperatures and adequate rain allowed crops to progress, according to the July 17 USDA Crop Progress report.
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MILLSTADT, Ill. — At least one beekeeper believes the publicity about problems with honeybee populations is a good thing.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced July 13 it was ending the temporary ban on the sale and use of dicamba products, with certain conditions.
Weed problems are not static. As new farming practices gain ground, weed populations change.