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Scout Cornfields for Black Cutworms, Purdue Expert Advises

Scout for Black Cutworms

With temperatures warming and corn emerging in some parts of the state, Indiana farmers should start scouting for signs of black cutworm, says John Obermeyer, integrated pest management specialist at Purdue University. Black cutworms are migratory pests that can cause significant damage to young corn crops. Newly hatched larvae feed on weeds and the leaves of small corn plants while ... Read More »

Rain, Late Corn Planting Delay Soybean Planting

Delayed Soybean Planting

Rain over Memorial Day weekend likely means that Missouri farmers will shed planting equipment again for the third weekend in a row. Delays in corn planting have pushed soybean planting progress well below the five-year average. Soybean planting generally does not begin until corn planting is complete. But there is still plenty of time to plant soybean without worries of ... Read More »

Steve Krause Discusses BigSoy100 and High Oleic Soybeans

Steve Krause Discusses BigSoy100 and High Oleic Soybeans

Steve Krause of BigYield.us discusses BigSoy100 and the High Oleic soybean trait. The High Oleic trait causes soybean oil to have zero trans fats. Read More »

Crop Update Photos 5-19-15

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Bill Cook Discusses Water Movement in Virginia Beach

Bill Cook Discusses Water Movement in Virginia Beach

Bill Cook of BigYield.us discusses water that is being pushed in by winds from the Chesapeake Bay. Read More »

Bill Cook Discusses Research in Virginia Beach

Bill Cook Discusses Research in Virginia Beach

Bill Cook of BigYield.us discusses our research plots located in Virginia Beach, near the Chesapeake Bay. Read More »

Steve Krause Discusses Corn Research and BigCorn300

Steve Krause Discusses Corn Research and BigCorn300

Steve Krause of BigYield.us Discusses Corn Research and BigCorn300. Read More »

BigYield Encourages Support for Missouri FFA Leadership Fund

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The Missouri FFA Leadership Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that benefits Missouri FFA programs, has a new option for individuals interested in supporting state FFA activities. Through this effort, individuals can donate farm properties, life insurance policies and other assets to the Missouri FFA Leadership Fund if they include those wishes in their wills or trusts. Ultimately, donations provided to the ... Read More »

Bill Cook Discusses 2015 Wheat Trials and BigWheat150

Bill Cook Discusses 2015 Wheat Trials and BigWheat150

Bill Cook of BigYield.us discusses the 2015 wheat research and the product BigWheat150 Read More »

States Contest California Egg Law

California Egg Law

In January 2015, California implemented Proposition 2, an initiative focused on creating standards for the housing space provided for egg-laying chickens. After voters approved Proposition 2 in 2008, the California legislature later approved AB 1437 in 2010. The AB 1437 law would make Proposition 2’s provisions apply to any suppliers that sell eggs in the state, regardless of a supplier’s ... Read More »