Crop Management

Trimble acquires firm to provide tools for crop advisors

Trimble has acquired the assets of privately held AGRI-TREND of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, which operates the largest network of independent agricultural consultants in North America. The acquisition will enable Trimble to provide agronomists and... more »

2015 Sugarbeet Seed Week meetings will help in variety selection

Michigan Sugar Company and Michigan State University Extension conduct variety trials to evaluate the positive and negative traits of each variety. This testing program is comprehensive and involves small and field-scale trials. Michigan Sugar Company... more »

Alliance seeks to protect seed industry innovation

A new program has been established by the seed industry to promote the importance of innovation. Members of the American seed industry have formed the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), a program incorporated by the... more »

Extension manual shows herbicide applicators how to clean equipment

Experts from Purdue Extension have compiled a manual detailing steps to ensure that herbicide residue does not linger on emptied application equipment and damage crops. When applicator equipment isn't cleaned correctly before herbicides are switched,... more »

It is not too late to plant cover crops

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler so many feel that it is too late to plant cover crop. That is not completely accurate. While it is true that it is... more »

Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and... more »

John Deere is buying Precision Planting from Monsanto

Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, have signed definitive agreements for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment business and to enable exclusive near real-time data connectivity between... more »

Handheld meters, testers introduced by Dosatron

Dosatron International has introduced HM Digital handheld meters and testers to the Dilution Solutions product line. These handheld meters and testers, in both professional and economy lines, will increase the efficiency of mineral nutrient water... more »


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