Spring wheat and barley growers, especially those in the black soil zones, may appreciate a new Axial brand from Syngenta. Axial Xtreme combines the broad-spectrum annual grass control of Axial Herbicide with the broadleaf herbicide fluroxypyr. Axial should deliver a high level of control of common annual grasses such as wild oats, green and yellow… Read More

Like a company reporting earnings to the market, StatsCan released their stocks report.  The clear indication from the report is that canola stocks are very low. As we look at the current 2012 seeding season (follow #plant12), this report does not provide increased planting incentive that wasn’t already there. The intended 20 million acres of… Read More

Early weed control in any crop is important. This especially true when it comes to difficult weeds like lambs quarters. A difficult weed like that often calls for an aggressive strategy.   An extra level of care and attention is required when formulating a strategy with non-gmo soybeans. It involves a good look into your… Read More

As soybean planting begins there is a lot discussion about the potential for some acres swinging into soybeans.  Peter Gredig and I had a great discussion on it this morning over the phone. Peter indicated to me that from his discussions with retailers and other farmers most of the swing into soybeans will be from… Read More

Corn and soybeans are continuing to expand their presence from their traditional growing regions into areas previously unseen. A combination of economics and new genetics are driving this march North with a great deal of success. The question now is, how will that success impact other crop types in those new geographies? Should those other… Read More

The difference in bushels per acre of wheat from country to country is larger than you might think.  On the surface that may seem fairly obvious when we see a drastic difference between climates or access to technologies, but when we look to level the playing field in these areas it begs the question: Can… Read More

As we head into the 2012 growing season it’s important to know just what we’re up against in terms of disease threats on the horizon for our pulse crops. Knowing the history of the land your planting into as well as disease activity in your area can be important factors in assessing your risk. Being… Read More

Growing a good yielding soybean crop starts before it’s even in the ground. Planting into a field with the potential for heavy weed pressure can cost you anywhere up to 80 percent of your yield. It’s incredibly important therefore to make sure that ground is as clean as possible both before you plant and after… Read More

The corn crop in Argentina holds major influence over corn prices worldwide. Argentina is the fourth largest corn growing country worldwide. According to the USDA foreign agriculture service the projected crop for 2012-13 is projected to be 23.6 million metric tonnes. The 2011-12 crop was badly affected by drought conditions spread across a large corn… Read More

 

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