Southeast Missouri harvest begins

Southeast Missouri’s harvest has begun. Heading into the Delta Center field day, we got an update on the crops.Gene Stevens, plant science specialist at the University of Missouri Delta Center, says farmers here got luckier than many others in Missouri and parts of the Corn Belt… “It started off really wet. It was kind of in pockets…. Read more »

Bayer CropScience invests in ag’s future

The 2015 Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum “Feeding imagination today.  Nourishing tomorrow.” was held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.  Innovation in food and agriculture has been a focus of this event each the 10 years it has been held. David Hollinrake, Vice President of agricultural commercial operations marketing at Bayer CropScience LP tells Brownfield his… Read more »

Dicamba-tolerant beans, cotton approved

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The USDA has given final approval to dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton developed by Monsanto. Those products will be resistant to a new herbicide that combines dicamba and glyphosate.  Monsanto is still waiting for final approval on the herbicide from the EPA. The company also awaits approval from Chinese regulators to allow imports of the new… Read more »

End to Brazil/U.S. cotton dispute

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U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the settlement today in which the U.S. will make a one-time payment of $300 Million dollars to the Brazilian Cotton Institute – an assistance fund for Brazilian farmers. In turn, Brazil agrees to give up the right to retaliate against the U.S. with… Read more »

Farmer says Stoller’s stress reduction “unreal”

Texas farmer Steven Albracht says Stoller’s Bio-Forge seed treatment helped his crops get through a very stressful growing season. Albracht grows mostly corn, triticale, cotton and sorghum.  Every year, he tells Brownfield, he deals with drought stress. This year, they had 15 to 19 inches of rain in his area.  He says the amount of… Read more »

Missouri corn/soybeans still flourishing

Corn silking of the Missouri crop is way ahead of last year and the five year average at 91 percent complete as of Sunday.  The condition of corn also increased over the past week with 86 now good to excellent. Soybean blooming progressed to 48 percent complete and the condition of the crop is rated… Read more »

Missouri harvest progresses in dry weather

Dry weather helped Missouri’s harvest progress last week.  The state’s corn harvest advanced to 77 percent complete as of this past Sunday. Corn moisture has declined to 16.4 on average. The condition of Missouri corn was 45% good to excellent, 32% fair, and, 23% poor to very poor. Soybean harvest took a big jump this… Read more »

Missouri corn harvest begins

Missouri’s corn harvest has been underway in Southeast Missouri for two weeks now and is starting in a few other areas in spite of late planted crops.  Mike Geske farms near Sikeston, in the Missouri Bootheel, “There was quite a bit of corn the last two weeks of August because there were premiums being paid for… Read more »

Missouri crops mostly fair to good

Crop development remains behind in Missouri amid unseasonably cool temperatures for the fourth week in a row. The state ag statistics office says 75 percent of the corn crop was in the dough stage as of Sunday… 34 percent had dented completely. Both are four to nine days behind normal. The condition of corn falls… Read more »

Rain helps Missouri crops

Widespread showers last week helped improve crop conditions in Missouri. The state ag statistics office says as of Sunday, 89 percent of corn had silked, 42 percent was in the dough stage and 10 percent was dented, all about a week behind the average. Nearly three-fourths of the state’s corn crop is in fair to… Read more »