Featured Stories

Jul. 17, 2017
Weather woes: How fungicides can help

Each season, growers across the country face adverse weather conditions that impact the health and yield of their crops. These conditions can include too little or too much rain, extreme temperatures, wind and hail. Plain and simple, weather is a wild card.

Jul. 17, 2017
Starting a career in agriculture at BASF

Can anyone be guaranteed a job after college graduation? Those who study agriculture or food sciences are part of the few who need not worry. According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast, there will be 57,900 high-skilled job openings annually between 2015 and 2020 in the agriculture and food industries. On average, only 35,400 new U.S. graduates will come out of agricultural programs across the country. That is a shortage of 22,500!

Jul. 17, 2017
BASF becomes newest National Teach Ag Campaign sponsor

Agriculture is all about growth — from seeds in the ground that lead to healthy crops, to providing food for a growing population. At the heart of it all are the people who do the work, both on and off the farm.

Jun. 19, 2017
Disease Forecasting

“What am I up against?” can be a tough question to answer as a grower. Crops face a variety of challenges, and with summer gearing up, the question gets pointed at mid-season disease.

Jun. 16, 2017
Record-breaking yield strategies

Growers across the nation are always pushing themselves to gain higher yields, not only to highlight their success, but to also highlight the industry as a whole. Every year, the National Corn Yield Contest, sponsored by the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), challenges growers across the nation to compete for recognition as a Record-Breaking Grower. What are some simple strategies that these record-breaking growers are using? NCGA contest winner, Heath Cutrell, offered a look into his 2016 growing season.

 

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