Area farmers welcomed the mild winter and early spring that allowed them to make rapid planting progress. But the favorable weather carries a downside: weed and insect problems not encountered in a typical growing season are popping up, and the arrival of normal weed and insect issues is accelerated.
WASHINGTON — A group of Midwestern fruit and vegetable producers, canners and food processors recently formed a Save Our Crops Coalition to monitor regulatory actions surrounding Dow AgroScience’s plans to seek deregulation of its genetically engineered corn, soybean and cotton crops that tolerate applications of the 2,4-D herbicide.
FARGO, N.D. — It’s too late to be proactive on glyphosate resistance in weeds. Everybody is reacting, said experts addressing a Northern Weed Resistance Forum on March 8, sponsored by Peterson Farms Seed.
The Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy is urging state and federal agencies to strengthen regulations for a heavily used agricultural chemical because scientific studies have found that atrazine-contaminated water increases the risk for birth defects and developmental problems for infants.
BISMARCK, N.D – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has extended a special local needs (SLN) registration to Syngenta Crop Protection, enabling North Dakota cuphea producers to use the herbicide Callisto® to control broadleaf weeds.
During the past half-century, atrazine has become one of the most widely used herbicides in Minnesota and the rest of the Midwest. Unfortunately, it is also top of the list in another category: It is the most commonly detected pesticide in our state’s surface and groundwater.
BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has issued a special local needs registration to Dow AgroSciences, allowing North Dakota mustard growers to apply Sonalan® 10G to stubble fields where yellow mustard will be planted the following spring.
A recent study by an agricultural economist shows that Roundup Ready cropping systems are losing profitability and increasing pesticide use, but some area farmers and agronomists disagree.
, December 13, 2009
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