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Soaring Material Costs Causing Equipment Price Hikes

The rising costs of materials and components, manufacturers say, are forcing them to increase the pricing of their equipment, which may force machinery dealers to increase the prices of farm equipment to growers, Ag Equipment Intelligence (AEI) reports.
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Is Syngenta’s Approach To Herbicide Resistance Management Valid?

Two weed scientist square off on the pros and cons of this new 2-1-2 herbicide resistance strategy.
Earlier this fall, Syngenta Crop Protection initiated an educational and promotional campaign built around a herbicide resistance management strategy that they've named 2-1-2. The numeric code (below) describes an approach in which no more than two applications of glyphosate are made to one field within a 2-year period.
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Seed Trait Development Is Hot Item

With today’s emphasis by seed and chemical companies on development of complete crop packages, herbicide development is taking a back seat.
With growers needing to find new ways to take U.S. yields to a higher level to compete with other countries, Rob Neill says increased emphasis needs to be placed on seed treatments, shifting resources to development of new seed traits and developing new pest control compounds.
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Monsanto Puts Hold On Roundup Ready Wheat

Instead of being introduced as early as 2005, it may be 2012 before Roundup Ready spring wheat is released.
While numerous farm and environmental groups celebrated Monsanto’s decision to shelve its Roundup Ready spring wheat project, other farmers and organizations are not all that happy with the decision.
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Taking The Lead In No-Till

An early adapter of no-till, Charles Barkley says the system is just as important today as it was 15 years ago.
As with anything new, Charles Barkley heard plenty of negative reports about no-tillage from other farmers.
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