Friday, May 1, 2015 10:46AM CDT
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, scientists find transgenic genes occurring naturally in the sweet potato genome, a new Bt protein passes a food safety assessment by South American researchers, and Kenyan scientists explore a biotech technique that could produce aflatoxin-resistant corn.
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:14PM CDT
High-oleic soybeans took a step toward commercialization Friday after the EU approved both Pioneer's Plenish soybean trait and Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybean trait. Monsanto still awaits Chinese approval, but both companies are hoping for commercial launches as early as 2016.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:28PM CDT
Carried by April storm systems, black cutworm moths are starting to show up in Midwestern fields. Growers should be prepared to scout for cutworm larvae in their newly emerged corn fields in coming weeks.
PALMYRA, Ill. (DTN) -- I grew up in corn and soybean country, but wheat was my favorite crop. It still is. That rich green blanket that breaks up sameness of the stubble fields is the first shot of green we see each spring.