Hot Summer Erodes Corn, Soy Harvest


The hottest summer since 1955 in Iowa and Illinois is eroding yield prospects for corn and soybean crops in the U.S., the largest grower and exporter. Signs of diminished output appeared this week during a four-day, seven-state sampling of about 2,000 fields in the Midwest organized by the Professional Farmers of America, which will report…

Fertiliser poison risk following hot summer


Incidents of poisoning in grazing stock have been associated with the application of fertilisers and conditioners on to grassland in dry conditions. Although cases are uncommon, the cases seen are usually avoidable. The products implicated vary in type and include nitrogen based fertilisers which have caused nitrate/nitrite toxicity and recently selenium supplemented fertilisers which have…

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