Tag Archives: drought

DEKALB System Delivers Deeper Roots To Withstand Drought

With the effects of last season’s drought still being felt in many states, farmers are looking for ways to help mitigate risk as they head into planting season. Farmers across the corn-growing area have selected DEKALB drought-tolerant corn plants with deep, strong root structures to help withstand drought conditions and reduce yield loss. A root

Hearing On Weather Disasters, Effects On Agriculture, Economy

Senator Debbie Stabenow, chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a Committee hearing on February 14 at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 328 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing, “Drought, Fire and Freeze: The Economics of Disasters for America’s Agricultural Producers,” will feature testimony from Dr. Joe

2013 Ag Retail Outlook: Consolidation, Drought Among Topics To Watch

Fresh from serving as the primary educational session coordinator at the Agricultural Retailers Association annual meeting in December, noted agribusiness consultant and Purdue University professor emeritus Dr. David Downey shared his top-of-mind, post-conference thoughts and observations. Drought impact. We are set up well financially, as crop insurance has put a lot of dollars in farmers

Soybean Expert: Drought Impacts Soil Microbials

Severe drought conditions limited soybean production (6.2% per-acre yield decline from 2011) across much of the U.S. in 2012. The implications of the 2012 drought may progress well into the 2013 growing season. One area of concern among growers is the impact of the drought on soil microbial populations, most importantly Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Soybeans live

Syngenta: “Do Fungicides Pay In Drought?” Question Answered In 2012

Syngenta yield data indicates Quilt Xcel fungicide helped corn and soybeans in drought-stressed regions across the U.S. better tolerate the 2012 drought. Quilt Xcel has been shown to reduce stomatal conductance, or the passing of water through the plant stomates, the natural openings in plants that allow exchange of water and gases. This improves a

Conference To Cover Drought, Impact On 2013 Growing Season

The Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference will be December 18-19 at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN. It will include speakers from 10 states, including nine Purdue Extension educators, on topics spanning nutrient, soil and water, pest, and crop management. “Our speakers have a great deal of expertise and are some