Crop Protection

FMC Launches Lucento fungicide to Manage Foliar Diseases and Fungicide Resistance

Dual mode of action Lucento fungicide provides long-lasting and broad-spectrum disease control in corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets.
FMC Corporation introduces Lucento fungicide, a new tool that provides long-lasting preventive and curative activity for a wide range of foliar diseases and reduces dependence on strobilurns, for the 2019 growing season. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration for Lucento fungicide in corn, soybeans, peanuts, sugarbeets and wheat.
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The New $867 Billion Farm Bill Includes Benefits for No-Tilling, Strip-Tilling, Terminating Cover Crops, Improving Soil Health and Sequestering More Carbon

While much has been written on the economic aspects of the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation included a number of items of special interest to no-tillers. Probably the most important one is new language specifically defining the rules for cover crop termination.
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No-Tilling Makes Continuous Cropping Work in Dry Climate

Leaning on the expertise of local researchers, Carl Vandermolen has diversified his no-till rotation and found another level of soil health.
The Gallatin Valley is a bustling place. Snug in the shadow of towering Rocky Mountain peaks, the valley is home to Montana State University, the hip and thriving town of Bozeman and a diverse, often progressive community of farmers — ranging from container hydroponic growers of salad greens to large-scale commercial producers — that make it feel more like a California valley than one in Montana.
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Improving Yields with Test Plots, Twin-Row Corn

From twin-row corn to in-furrow fertilizer adoption, Elwood, Ind., no-tiller Rick Williams embraces the risk-reward nature of farm trials on a 650-acre corn and soybean operation.
While taking a 15-year hiatus from farming, Elwood, Ind., no-tiller Rick Williams had every intention of eventually returning to the family farm he grew up on, contingent on completing a promise he made to his father, Jerry, of getting an education first.
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