While only 10 complaints were filed in Texas in 2017 against the new cotton technologies, such as auxin-tolerant XtendFlex and Enlist, with new formulations of dicamba and 2,4-D, Dr. Peter Dotray, professor and Extension lead specialist with Texas Tech University, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, and Texas AgriLife Extension Service, urges growers to continue to practice strict stewardship.
A Yale University-led team of scientists has discovered a key gene in that controls the sex of maize flowers – a discovery that could open the door to creation of highly productive hybrid seed in many agricultural plants the authors say. “Genetic control of floral sexuality is the gateway for[…]Read More »
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue spoke to Iowa farm leaders, reassuring them he would take the lead in trade talks for farmers and defend renewable fuels production, which is critical to Midwest agriculture. Read moreRead More »