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February 2012

Sites of Action

Use multiple sites of action to manage/prevent development of herbicide-resistant weeds. As the spread of resistant weeds continues, the term “site of action” is becoming a factor in managing resistance. It is imperative that growers understand herbicide site of action – and what it means to their weed management plan – because it can spell the difference between losing yield ... Read More »

Industry News February 2012

New Research Shows Atrazine Boosts Corn Yields By 600 Million Bushels Per Year A recent study by Dr. David C. Bridges, agronomist and president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga., shows atrazine increases corn crop yields in the United States by about seven bushels per acre, or more than 600 million bushels per year. In sorghum crops, yields ... Read More »

Editor’s Note February 2012

Put Some Spin On Your 2012 Crop Mix By Carroll Smith Editor Most dictionaries define the word “rotation” as the circular movement of an object. In sports, rotation is often referred to as “spin.” In tennis, the ball can have topspin and backspin. In billiards, or pool, words like English, follow and draw are used. And, of course, curve balls ... Read More »

Exports Up

By Mark Welch Editor’s Note: Mark Welch is a Texas AgriLife Extension Economist. Opinions and recommendations expressed are solely those of the author and are intended for educational purposes only. Texas AgriLife Extension Service assumes no liability. USDA issued numbers on Jan. 12, 2012, showing a tighter domestic corn situation, but not as tight as the trade anticipated. U.S. corn ... Read More »

Research Pays Dividends

Fertility treatment options and hybrid testing program benefit corn producers By Rick Mascagni After the investments in land and equipment, two of the largest costs that corn farmers have each year are fertilizer and seed. That’s where Rick Mascagni’s research benefits Louisiana corn growers. Mascagni, a researcher at the LSU AgCenter’s Northeast Research Station in St. Joseph, conducts trials with ... Read More »