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No-Tillage Is Number One

When it comes to ranking the most important developments in American agriculture over the past 75 years, a panel of conservationists recently placed no-till right at the top of the list.
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NCGA Expects Cellulosic Corn Ethanol

Corn cobs and fiber, along with stover, are likely to remain the main focus for cellulosic ethanol research and deployment in the Midwest over the next few years, according to the National Corn Growers Association. Cellulosic ethanol is made from the woody parts of plants, rather than the more easily refined grain. Cellulosic studies are now moving from basic research to applications, the NCGA notes.
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Glyphosate-Resistant Horseweed Now In 16 States Across Country

Michigan joined the list this year, and no-tillers heavily reliant on glyphosate for weed control are at particular risk of developing resistance in their fields.
Earlier this year, Michigan became the sixteenth state in the country to confirm a case of glyphosate-resistant horseweed when it was discovered in a Christmas tree plantation.
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Monsanto Further Extends Reach Into Biotech With BASF Deal

BASF and Monsanto Company announced a long-term joint research and development and commercialization agreement in plant biotechnology that will focus on the development of high-yielding crops and crops that are more tolerant to adverse environmental conditions such as drought. The collaboration is effective immediately.
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