Weather extremes impacted Iowa crops the last week of July. Ag Secretary Mike Naig commented on USDA’s latest crop update, saying the month ended with several days of sweltering temperatures mixed with scattered thunderstorms that produced hail, high winds, and heavy rains. Corn rated good... Read More.
Weather extremes are having a unique effect on soybeans in Minnesota. University of Minnesota Extension soybean agronomist Seth Naeve says a very wet and cool spring gave way to extended dryness throughout June. “We just have very different symptomology and stuff going on in the... Read More.
The Vice-President of Agri-Services with MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based farm cooperative, says crop health is even more important in weather extremes. Jason Weirich says while conditions are dry now in Missouri, conditions might not stay that way and diseases like common and southern rusts... Read More.
The CEO of Syngenta says weather extremes have shifted how the company advances research and product development. “Instead of just trying to develop seeds and crop protection products to maximize yields under normal conditions,” Erik Fyrwald says. “Syngenta is trying to develop... Read More.