Seed/Biotech Stories

Crop InputsAgrii: Seed Treatment Should Be Regarded As Long Term Investment
February 12, 2014
Seed treatment should be thought of as a long-term investment rather than an extra cost, says Agrii. Read More
Crop InputsSyngenta’s CruiserMaxx Beans Takes Top No-Till Honors
February 11, 2014
Syngenta CruiserMaxx Beans seed treatment was recognized as the No-Till Product of the Year for 2013 in the seed treatments/inoculants category. Read More
Crop InputsClariva Complete Beans Manages Soybean Cyst Nematode, Improves Yield
February 6, 2014
Syngenta's Clariva Complete Beans nematicide/insecticide/fungicide — an on-seed application of separately registered products — showed consistently higher soybean yields and season-long protection against soybean cyst nematode in field treails.. Read More
Crop InputsWinField Adds Agrisure, DroughtGard Traits To CROPLAN Lineup
January 28, 2014
WinField customers can now benefit from three traits – Agrisure Artesian and Duracade (Syngenta) and Genuity DroughtGard (Monsanto). Read More
Crop Inputs12 Considerations When Deciding On Fungicide Seed Treatment
January 17, 2014
Growers and retailers should ponder the following scenarios when deciding on a fungicide seed treatment: Read More
Seed/BiotechAfter A Drought: To Inoculate Soybeans Or Not?
January 17, 2014
University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension soil specialist Charles Shapiro discusses what to consider when inoculating soybeans after a drought year. Read More
Crop InputsREPORT: Global Seed Treatment Market To Hit $4.45 Billion By 2018
January 17, 2014
The global seed treatment market, valued in 2011 at $2.43 billion, is projected to reach $4.45 billion by 2018. Read More
Crop InputsCibus Global Acquires Nucelis Inc.
January 6, 2014
Cibus Global, Ltd. has acquired the assets of Nucelis Inc., a developer of bio-based chemicals. Read More
Crop InputsMSU Expert: Soybean Seed Applied Inoculant Best Practices
December 16, 2013
Field studies showed 45% and 23% soybean yield increases where inoculant was used and fields had not seen a previous soybean crop. Read More
Seed/BiotechEXPERT: Check Soybean Nodulation to Determine Inoculant Efficacy
December 16, 2013
For fields where soybeans have not been grown previously, inoculation is essential, says a Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension specialist. Read More
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May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
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Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
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EquipmentSpray Application: A Nozzle Renaissance
May 2, 2017
If you had asked four-decade ag veteran Mark Bartel, President of Wilger Inc., just a few years ago what lay Read More
ManagementWashington Update, Dow-DuPont Earnings, and the Passing of an AGCO Legend
April 27, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj talk about the latest Beltway news, crop protection company 1st quarter numbers, and the Read More
Crop InputsFlying Under the Radar No More, FMC Goes Big
April 13, 2017
Describing FMC as “under the radar,” admittedly, is probably a stretch. But in a snap of the fingers, FMC upped Read More
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Crop NutritionStill Hunting Yields
April 1, 2017
There’s no denying it — the agricultural marketplace today is undergoing a fundamental shift in fortunes. Not too many years Read More
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Food IT Fork-to-Farm
Precision AgThe Mixing Bowl Event Connects Technology, Food, and Ag…
May 24, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, The Mixing Bowl presents FOOD IT, under the theme “Fork to Farm.” Action-oriented entrepreneurs, industry Read More
Photo credit: The United Soybean Board/The Soybean Checkoff.
Seed/BiotechKansas State University Researchers Find New Pathogens …
May 24, 2017
A single seed seems so simple. Put it in the ground, give it some care, and you’ve soon grown food. Read More
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HerbicidesNew Dicamba Herbicide Premix Coming Soon from Syngenta
May 24, 2017
Syngenta has announced the name of its new herbicide featuring the active ingredients of S-metolachlor and dicamba. Upon registration by Read More
Eric SfiligojMonsanto ‘Picks Its Battles’ by Nixing Deere Deal
May 23, 2017
Having been in the trade journalism game since the mid-1980s, I remember several watershed moments during my career. One of Read More
FungicidesSyngenta Launches New Seed Treatment Fungicide
May 22, 2017
Syngenta has announced the launch of PLENARIS seed treatment fungicide for the control of downy mildew in sunflower. PLENARIS contains Read More
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Crop InputsMonsanto’s First HPPD Herbicide Garners EPA Appro…
May 19, 2017
Monsanto announced today that EPA has federally approved Harness MAX Herbicide, the first herbicide in the Monsanto portfolio to provide Read More
ManagementPrecision Planting Deal, China Developments, and Enviro…
May 18, 2017
Editors Eric Sfiligoj and Dan Jacobs discuss the latest news on John Deere’s now dead deal for Precision Planting, China’s Read More
Soybean aphid leaf
InsecticidesMulti-state Research Reveals IPM Best Option for Treatm…
May 17, 2017
About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the U.S. in 2017 — a record high, according to Read More
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CropLife 100GROWMARK Names 2017 Summer Interns
May 16, 2017
Forty-two college students are exploring agricultural career opportunities this summer as GROWMARK interns. They are working at FS member cooperatives Read More
Migrant farm workers
LegislationTrump: Immigration Crackdown Won’t Impact U.S. Ag…
May 16, 2017
President Donald Trump said he would seek to keep his tough immigration enforcement policies from harming the U.S. farm industry Read More
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FertilizerBoth Wet and Dry Conditions Threaten Nitrogen Loss
May 15, 2017
The weather is notoriously unpredictable, leading to challenges for planting, harvesting and applying the nitrogen (N) your corn crop needs. Read More
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Precision AgAg Tech: On the Cusp of Something Big?
May 15, 2017
The investment and ag-tech sectors’ continuing courtship of agriculture, smoldering for three or four years now, was well in evidence at Read More
AGCO Ratliff featured
Eric SfiligojRemembering Robert Ratliff
May 15, 2017
With all the fast-paced happenings in agriculture this spring, with multiple mergers in the works and planting season in full Read More
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ManagementOpinion: Shaking Your Perspective in Ag Retail
May 12, 2017
Some of you I’m sure have encountered our recently retired salesman extraordinaire, Dan Bellanger. He worked in the industry for Read More
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CropLife 100New Alternative Weed Resistance Traits Could Experience…
May 12, 2017
It wasn’t too many years ago that ag retailers and their grower-customers could hardly wait for new options to fight Read More
Diane Allemang and Dan Jacobs
Crop InputsFMC Agricultural Solutions, Casa Pacifica Partner to He…
May 11, 2017
FMC Agricultural Solutions is teaming up with Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, an organization that supports vulnerable children Read More
UncategorizedWhat’s Up With ARA
May 11, 2017
CropLife Editor Eric Sfiligoj talks with Brian Reuwee regarding what issues are on the docket for the Agricultural Retailers Association. Read More
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Precision AgQ&A: What BASF’s Latest Foray into Precision …
May 11, 2017
In late April, BASF agreed to acquire U.S. precision ag player ZedX, a leader in the development of agronomic weather, Read More