USDA's Joseph Glauber talked with members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting earlier this week. The discussion considered ending stocks, rebounding corn and soybean supplies, exports, and the Lock Up.
The resistance is getting stronger in Illinois. It's been just over a decade since the introduction of Bt hybrids capable of fending off the western corn rootworm. University of Illinois Extension Entomologist Mike Gray says six counties in the state are affected, with more to come.
University of Illinois Weed Scientist Aaron Hager is urging farmers to diligently control a new weed species in the state. Palmer amaranth plants reached a 4-inch height less than 10 days after emergence. Palmer is very hard to control after it is taller than four inches. You can read more from Aaron Hager on the weed in The Bulletin.
This greenhouse demonstration compares the growth rate of palmer amaranth compared to waterhemp at 4 days post emergence and 16 days. Palmer becomes nearly untreatable after reaching a height of 4 inches, usually less than 10 days after emergence.