1 Six Weed Management Considerations for Now and 2017 | AgroNews

Six Weed Management Considerations for Now and 2017 | AgroNews

  • Apply pre-emergence residual soybean herbicides.
  • Don’t cut your application rates.
  • Read the label on how to mix and apply the herbicide.
  • Make sure you have the right post-emergence weed and crop timing.
  • Rogue resistant weeds – do not let them go to seed.
  • Keep an eye on your weed mix – not just the ones in the headlines.

2 AM Markets: Palm oil, Cotton Dodge Grain Market Malaise | Agrimoney

AM Markets: Palm oil, Cotton Dodge Grain Market Malaise | Agrimoney

  • India palm oil futures are moving upward due to a duty cut.
  • Has also lowered the wheat import duty to 10% from 25% – signalling a need to import.
  • This may partially solve the worry about the upcoming wheat glut.
  • Wet weather continues to decrease quality in the US Midwest and Canadian prairies.
  • Soybeans fared better.
  • Some hail on cotton in Texas.

3 As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes | AgroNews

As a GMO Pillar Wobbles, Biotech Companies Promise New Insect-Killing Genes | AgroNews

  • Only insecticidal genes so far introduced are for Bt – Bacillus thuringensis.
  • These work on caterpillars.
  • DuPont Pioneer have discovered a rootworm-killing gene, by searching soil.
  • Monsanto is looking to the same corn rootworm pest, targetting RNA interference.
  • Both discoveries could help with Bt resistance in corn rootworm.

4 Bion Tech and Bayer CropScience USA Enter 2nd year R&D Agreement | AgroNews

Bion Tech and Bayer CropScience USA Enter 2nd year R&D Agreement | AgroNewsr

  • Bion Tech – Taiwan – Bayer USA are developing new biopesticides.
  • Bion is looking at Streptomyces bacteria with promising insecticidal and acaricidal traits.

5 How to Evaluate Frost Damage on Various Crops | WP

How to Evaluate Frost Damage on Various Crops | WP

  • Some frost in Western Canada last week – as low as –4°C.
  • Usually this happens in the second week of September most years.
  • If your canola is below 20% moisture you should be OK.
  • Otherwise, you may see some green seed – which could still self-correct depending on the weather.
  • Critical temperature is usually –5°C on Canola.
  • Alternaria could affect some hybrids that are cold stressed.
  • Wheat is more frost tolerant, then barley, then oats.
  • There could be a several day maturity delay because of frost.

6 Lanxess Plans to Acquire Chemtura Corporation | AgroNews

Lanxess Plans to Acquire Chemtura Corporation | AgroNews

  • Specialty chemical company Lanxess plans to acquire Chemtura’s flame retardant and lubricant additives business.
  • Offering an 18.9% premium to shareholders
  • Platform Specialty Products bought Chemtura Agrisolutions back in 2014.

7 PPO Inhibitor Resistance Confirmed in Palmer Amaranth | AgroNews

PPO Inhibitor Resistance Confirmed in Palmer Amaranth | AgroNews
* Illinois has confirmed protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO) resistance in Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri).
* Fomesafen (Flexstar) or lactofen (Cobra) herbicides no longer work on this weed.
* Weeds are still in the early stages of resistance development.
* Next year growers are likely to shift from Roundup Ready to other systems such as Liberty Link.

8 TPSA Announces State Pesticide Disposal Database | AgroNews

TPSA Announces State Pesticide Disposal Database | AgroNews

  • The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance – TPSA in the US.
  • Provides information on where to dispose of unwanted and obsolete pesticide materials.
  • The US still has a way to go to catch up with Canada.

9 UPL Sells Entire Stake in Bangladesh JV | AgroNews

UPL sells entire stake in Bangladesh JV-Agricultural news-Agropages.com

  • “Agro-chemical major UPL has divested its entire stake in its joint venture United Phosphorus (Bangladesh) as part of the company’s plan to reorganize its overseas businesses.”

10 VIDEO: The Damaged Harvest | WP

VIDEO: The Damaged Harvest | WP

  • VIDEO
  • Wet weather in Western Canada continues to degrade pre-harvest crops.
  • Only 13.2% of (first 10 days of harvest)crop is No. 1 CWRS compared to 65.8% last year.
  • To confirm your crop grade use the free Canadian Grain Commission’s Harvest Sample Program.