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  • US: Corn Isn’t Enough for Ethanol Production in Future

    Ethanol if obtained through cellulose, a material found in cornstalks, trees, and grass that doesn’t carry any agricultural value, can help reduce corn’s demand and also curb the appetite of US for more and more foreign crude oil. Ethanol, produced from the cellulose of plants, has chemical properties that are same as in Ethanol obtained through sugar cane or corn. However, Ethanol can be made ...


    By RNCOS

  • Corn set to reduce incidence of blindness

    A new sweet corn hybrid is on track to reduce the incidence of blindness, following a six year research project funded by HAL using voluntary contributions and matched funds from the Australian government. Sweet corn is one of the highest natural sources of a nutrient known as zeaxanthin, which has been found to slow eye diseases such as macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in ...

  • Preventing soil erosion in continuous corn

    With recent increase in the cost of energy and subsequent explorations into alternative energy sources, the increased harvest of corn residue for cellulosic ethanol production is likely in the future. This may be especially true in fields where corn is grown continuously, in part because perennially high residue amounts favor annual harvests, and also because corn residue left on the soil surface ...

  • Amisy Self-propelled Corn Harvester

    Amisy Self-propelled Corn Harvester The economical use of original high-quality cutting components and wear parts can be considerably improved by proper ...


    By Amisy Farming Machinery

  • Best Bird Repellent for Sweet Corn

    Growing fall crops can be a fun activity for local families and farmers. Unfortunately, different pest birds can pick away at your corn leaving nothing but kernels left in the distance. Learn why Avian Control suggests you should use a bird repellent spray to help maintain your sweet corn supply. Problems Birds Can Cause Sweet Corn Pest birds can hurt a decent ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Liquid corn, fish fertilizers `good options` for organic blackberry production

    Managing soil nutrients in organic production systems presents multiple challenges for fruit growers. The availability and release rate of nitrogen from organic fertilizers, ease of application, and cost are among the important factors that influence choices in organic production. The authors of a new study say that there has been limited information available about the influence of fertilizer ...

  • USDA, EPA and FDA statement on genetically engineered corn

    The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are coordinating efforts following notification by Dow AgroSciences that the company detected extremely low levels of an unregistered genetically engineered (GE) pesticide product known as a plant-incorporated protectant ...

  • Protecting soils and producing biofuel with corn stover

    Those lonely cornstalks—called corn stover—left behind in the fields after the grain harvest is complete could someday become valuable raw material for the production of cellulosic ethanol. In the meantime, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Doug Karlen is determining which portion of the plant would work best for cellulosic ethanol production. He's also studying the amount of ...

  • Syngenta announces corn traits licensing agreement

    Syngenta announced today an expansion of its licensing collaboration with KWS and Limagrain and their joint ventures AgReliant and Genective. The new agreement is for 20 years and covers the AgReliant business in North America and the individual operations of the two companies outside North America. Under the terms of the agreement, Syngenta will provide worldwide rights to its current and future ...


    By Syngenta

  • Further corn trait expansion: approval in Vietnam

    Syngenta today (March 17, 2015) announced that the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country. This double stack will be available for the 2015/2016 season. Corn hybrids containing the Bt11 trait are designed to control the Asian Corn Borer, the most damaging corn pest in ASEAN countries. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Renewable Fuel Standard, corn and the farm economy

    The recent proposal by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lower the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets for biofuels will damage farmers and the rural economy. The RFS calls for increasing amounts of biofuels to be produced each year. This is the first time since the RFS went into effect that the EPA has lowered the requirement, and it reduces the total target by an astounding 16 ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Breakthrough corn herbicide receives US EPA approval

    Syngenta announced today that it has received US EPA approval for its breakthrough corn herbicide, ACURON™. The first sales of the product to US growers will take place this year. In the USA herbicide resistance, notably to glyphosate, is increasing with infestations of broadleaf weeds in corn up 50 percent in the past four years. ACURON has been shown to improve control of more than 70 ...


    By Syngenta

  • Pesticide levels decline in US corn belt rivers

    Declines in concentrations of the agricultural herbicides cyanazine, alachlor and metolachlor show the effectiveness of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory actions as well as the influence of new pesticide products. In addition, declines from 2000 to 2006 in concentrations of the insecticide diazinon correspond to the EPA's national phase-out of non-agricultural uses. The USGS ...

  • Pesticide levels decline in corn belt rivers

    Concentrations of several major pesticides mostly declined or stayed the same in “Corn Belt” rivers and streams from 1996 to 2006, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. The declines in pesticide concentrations closely followed declines in their annual applications, indicating that reducing pesticide use is an effective and reliable strategy for reducing pesticide contamination in ...

  • Iowa Corn Hosts Lively Conversation about Food

    The Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, in cooperation with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) hosted Food Dialogue: Iowa on Tuesday, November 19 at the Scheman building on the Iowa State University campus.   The event brought together several experts on food issues including farmers, for a panel discussion on Genetically Modified Organisms ...

  • Syngenta to acquire African corn seed business

    Combined portfolios offer new integrated crop solution opportunities Comprehensive and diverse white corn germplasm portfolio secured Supports commitment to build a $1 billion business in Africa Syngenta announced today that it will acquire MRI Seed Zambia Ltd and MRI Agro Ltd (“MRI”), a leading developer, ...


    By Syngenta

  • Corn out earns energy crops—for now

    Corn stover is the most profitable cellulosic biofuel feedstock on cropland in the Great Lakes Region at current prices. For perennial biomass crops to earn farmers more than corn, prices or yields would have to change. At biomass prices of US$110–US$130 per metric ton or yield gains of 50–60%, poplar, switchgrass, and mixed grasses would become attractive. If prices of expensive U.S. miscanthus ...

  • 1980-2014: U.S. Corn Production More than Doubles; While Fertilizer Use Remains Almost Level

    The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) announced today that between 1980 and 2014, U.S. farmers more than doubled corn production using just under six percent more fertilizer nutrients than were used in 1980.  The announcement is based on fertilizer application rate data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).   ...

  • US$4.8bn merger of Corn Products Int. and Bunge Ltd. prompts industry to take notice

    This week's US$4.8 billion merger of Corn Products International and Bunge Ltd. probably didn't catch your eye, but with revenues projected to increase 29 percent this year to $4 billion, you might consider paying attention -- for the sake of your belly and the environment. Corn syrup manufacturers are going on the offensive -- and that includes a charm offensive. The Corn Refiners Association -- ...

  • Iowa Corn Talks Water Quality at the Farm Progress Show

    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Iowa Corn will hold Soil Health and Water Quality Panel Discussions each day of the show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their booth 26N. The panel discussions will provide: Overview of the many water quality initiatives happening across the state How farmers can take advantage of these programs Farmers talking about their experiences implementing ...

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