Downy Mildew Disease Invades Illinois Pumpkin Crop

Evidence of downy mildew has been confirmed in central Illinois, Tazewell County in the Morton/Pekin area, according to Mohammad Babadoost, University of Illinois plant pathologist in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Department of Crop Sciences. “This is a very destructive disease,” he said. “In about a week to 10 days, it…


Carrington Research Extension Center Features Weed Exhibit

Growing weeds on purpose is not something most North Dakota producers would be fond of doing, but that is what is happening at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. “The CREC Weed Arboretum has about 60 living weeds available for viewing during the growing season,” says Greg Endres, NDSU Extension…


Crude Protein in Piglet Diets

To maximize piglet growth, it is recommended that levels of crude protein be at 20-23% in pre-starters and 18-20% in starters. However, part of that crude protein will not be digested at the end of the ileum, and it will enter the large intestine together with the endogenous waste. This will promote the growth of…


Brighter Farm Economy Unfolding

A drought in Russia and reduced global wheat production along with shifts in U.S. crop production affect the entire U.S. agricultural outlook. Changes in one sector ripple through all farm segments. A mid-year update of the 2010 U.S. agricultural baseline shows increased wheat exports, moderate rises in grain prices and modest recovery in meat…


USDA: U.S. Broiler Hatchery Report August-21

Broiler-Type Eggs Set Up 3 Percent Commercial hatcheries in the 19 State weekly program set 207 million eggs in incubators during the week ending August 21, 2010. This was up 3 percent from the eggs set the corresponding week a year earlier. Average hatchability for chicks hatched during the week was 84 percent. Average…


Rainwater harvesting course to be held in Kinney County

Rainwater harvesting course to be held in Kinney County BRACKETVILLE – A Rainwater Harvesting Workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sept. 17 at the Kinney County Civic Center, 200 E. Spring St. in Bracketville. The workshop, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, will be led by Billy Kniffen, AgriLife Extension specialist in…


VIDEO: New Direction Equipment, Model 804 Side Door Vertical Feed Mixer

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O’ Ethanol

By Anna Austin In stark contrast to its neighbor to the south, the Canadian ethanol industry didn’t experience the sweet boom years that the U.S. industry did, but it also hasn’t suffered sour effects from a declining economy. In fact, it has likely learned a few lessons from its neighbors to mitigate such effects.…


VIDEO: Soucy Seed Tracks System Manufacturing

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VIDEO: Exciting New Products from CASE IH Farm Equipment

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