Author Archives: Lisa Heacox

About Lisa Heacox

Heacox is a Contributing Editor for the CropLife Media Group, which includes CropLife and CropLife IRON magazines, and the PrecisionAg Special Reports.

Drought Shifts Pest Mix

Conventional wisdom says most tiny critters should have perished under last season’s parched conditions — but some actually thrived in the heat. Christian Krupke, Extension entomologist with Purdue University, would call 2012 “the year of the mites” thanks to the drought, though yield damage from both factors would be difficult to differentiate. Although mites are

The Rise Of The 4Rs

The concept of the perfect blend of production practices to maximize input efficiency, yields and environmental protection is hardly new. In fact, experts at the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) would trace its definition back some 20-plus years, developed through cooperation between the fertilizer industry and the scientific communities. But the idea has taken on

Integrated Farming Systems, Weed Resistance Among Top Concerns For Ag Retailers In 2013

Early in the process of assembling information for the State of the Industry report, it was assumed that the drought of 2012 would still be fresh in everyone’s mind and a dominant factor in the spending habits and cropping decisions growers will be making in 2013. But not one of the retailers expressed concern that