Friday, August 22, 2014 11:45AM CDT
A University of Illinois entomologist and his grad student endure summer heat and impressive heights to track the dispersal habits of the western corn rootworm, which is proving to be alarmingly mobile.
Friday, August 15, 2014 10:26AM CDT
Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produces semi-determinate soybean plants, in the hopes that their smaller stature could help farmers with lodging in high-yielding environments.
Friday, August 15, 2014 10:24AM CDT
With reports of heavy rootworm pressure surfacing in the Corn Belt, entomologists are urging growers to get out and dig roots to check their level of rootworm pressure before they select seed for next year.
DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The signs that harvest is close go beyond the calendar date. I can smell it as I walk along the fencerows and hear it in the rustle of drying corn leaves. The other big clue is my suitcase is packed for the 2014 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.