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  • While farming methods may be different in other parts of the world, most farmers are seeking the same things, Juan Ferreira believes. 
  • Wet conditions in late winter and early spring in the region may be creating some special weed problems.Though many farmers may be anxious to get their crops planted, they should be careful not to give short shrift to weed control, says Ryan Rector, Roundup technology development manager at Monsanto. 
  • The renewable fuels industry continues to have a far-reaching positive economic impact on the Midwest and nation. A study, conducted by ABF Economics and released by the Renewable Fuels Association, revealed the U.S. ethanol industry experienced a record-breaking year in 2014 when industry output was increased an estimated 7.4 percent to a high of 14.3 billion gallons. 
  • Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat. 
  • ISDA Director McKinney visits Purdue during Ag Week
    The fourth annual Purdue Ag Week was held to tell the story of agriculture to Purdue University students, staff and the community. This year’s theme, “mAGnify: A Closer Look at Agriculture,” was created to show the importance of community, technology and hunger related to agriculture. 
  • Prune fruit trees into shape
    Pruning is both an art form and a science. There are several different approaches growers can take to prune fruit trees. The No. 1 mistake growers make? Damaging vulnerable, young trees by excessive pruning — which affects growth later in the tree’s life. 
  • Planting begins for Knox County farmer
    Like many farmers, Ray McCormick has been watching the forecast and studying his fields to determine the best time to begin planting. 
  • Women landowners learn management tips
    Well-managed woodlands are important to Indiana farms. Many farms in the Hoosier state have woodlots and with good management, they provide benefits to wildlife, native plants and trees, water quality, soil health and more. 
  • Co-founder of Farmers Business Network talks data
    Collecting data from farm equipment is one thing; analyzing it and using it to make decisions is another story. 
  • Meeting global sustainability challenge
    Using models that blend global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes. 
  • New wheat can take the heat
    Two Kansas State University researchers are developing a type of wheat that will tolerate hotter temperatures as the grain is developing. The problem is kernels start to shrivel if temperatures are too high as the wheat grains begin to fill out. That happens in May and June in Kansas. 
  • Weed research explains herbicide resistance
    Kansas State University researchers say new research helps explain why an invasive weed is developing resistance to a well-known herbicide. The researchers found that the plant kochia has evolved to have multiple copies of a gene that targets the weed killer glyphosate, allowing it to survive treatment. 
  • Apple variety resists turning brown
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has given its approval for two types of apples genetically modified to resist turning brown after they’re bruised or sliced. The development could boost sales of apples for snacks, salads and other uses. 
  • Indiana University gets lake study grant
    Indiana University scientists who’ve been tracking levels of the toxic airborne chemicals that enter the Great Lakes for two decades have won a $6 million federal grant to continue their work. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will fund the project until 2019. 
  • Cummins exec to speak at ag luncheon
    Rich Freeland, president and chief operating officer of Cummins Inc., will headline the May 1 AgrIInstitute Thought Leaders Luncheon in Indianapolis. 

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