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Register Now for 10th International IPM Symposium

December 22, 09:00 AM The 10th International IPM Symposium is scheduled for February 28 to March 3, 2022 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202 USA. The International IPM Symposium is your premier global event for presenting and learning about the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture communities, and natural areas. The symposium is an outstanding networking and professional development event. In 2022, we will organize around an important theme, Implementing IPM across Borders and Disciplines. Register here…

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Planting cover crops can produce higher bean yields

November 15, 2021, 09:30 AM “We did see significant differences across the cover crop treatments with our highest yield being a three-year average of 63 bushels per acre,” said Trent Roberts, associate professor and soil fertility Extension specialist with the University of Arkansas. “That followed our blend 2 which, essentially, is a 50-50 split of Austrian winter peas and black-seeded oats.” read more…

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Updated edition of cover crop field guide

November 10, 2021 10:00 AM The popular Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide has been revised and will be available in early December. Updates to the guide include recommendations for cover crop termination in unfavorably wet springs and planting green into cover crops. The cover crop species section of the guide has also been expanded to include white clover, forage brassicas, balansa clover, and several cover crops that are commonly used in a mix. A webinar will be held on December…

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Consider economics of fertilizer use

November 9, 2021 7:00 PM With the recent increase in fertilizer prices, it is more important than ever to use the right amount of fertilizer to maximize the economic returns. Applying too little or too much fertilizer can result in substantial economic loss. Read more

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As-needed pesticide use brings wild bees, increases watermelon yield without reducing corn profits

November 8, 2021 09:30 AM Many farmers rent bee hives to pollinate crops, but they could tap into the free labor of wild bees by adopting an as-needed approach to pesticides, a new proof-of-concept study shows. A multiyear study of commercial-scale fields in the Midwest found this approach led to a 95% reduction in pesticide applications, while maintaining or increasing crop yield for corn and watermelon. The findings are detailed in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of…

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