DuPont Pioneer researchers have discovered a protein from a non-Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) bacterium source that exhibits promise as an alternative means for controlling corn rootworm in North America and Europe. Science magazine published the finding this week.
Worldwide, 4.9 billion hectares of land are suitable for agricultural use. More than two thirds of this land is permanently used as grassland and permanent pasture, while 30% is used for growing crops (Trux and Zeitz, 2011
Some areas have received several inches of rainfall since Sept. 1, during a time when corn and soybean water use declines significantly. This lack of water use by the plant creates saturated soil conditions susceptible to compaction this fall.
The International Fertiliser Society (IFS) held its 2016 Technical Conference in June 23-24. For the first time this conference moved from London to a new location at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany—German chemicals group BASF SE is monitoring antitrust concerns over planned tie-ups in the global agrochemical industry for potential acquisitions, the head of the company’s crop protection business said Tuesday.