Soy trials give Michigan growers benefit of research
Southeastern Michigan soybean growers gathered at Cabela’s in Dundee on Jan. 15 to learn results of 2014 Soybean Management and Research Technology (SMaRT) on-farm research trials, as well as a multistate agronomic practices research study done by Michigan State University.
Dealing with major depression is a serious challenge to individuals and families in agriculture. The preceding two “Farm and Ranch Life” columns explained how depression and suicide often occur among agricultural people and how exposures to certain agricultural pesticides contribute to these problems.
College volleyball women get namesakes at Ohio dairy farm
Kate Yeazel grew up on a farm in southwestern Ohio. She went to the University of Pittsburgh on a full volleyball scholarship. There were more students in her first lecture than in her entire high school; it was quite an adjustment.
Pipeline expert to deliver strong advice during Power Show Ohio
What started out in western Pennsylvania more than a decade ago has spread quickly into central Ohio, creating havoc inside the agricultural community. It is making its way towards northwest and west-central Ohio and soon may spread to other parts of the state.
OSHA cites Illinois company for 2 worker deaths in June
A Springfield agricultural products company has a few days to decide on contesting the citation the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) levied this month in a dual suffocation incident on plant property last summer.
Iowa’s largest utility suing three counties over high nitrate levels
The Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) board unanimously voted last week to sue three northwest Iowa counties over high levels of nitrates discharged into one of the state’s major tributaries. It has been called the nation’s first legal case of its kind and could set a national precedent if subsequently won,
U of I professor’s advice: Know your foliar diseases
Knowing the differences among common foliar diseases in corn, and how to treat corn pathogens including Goss’ wilt, was the topic of a presentation from University of Illinois associate professor of plant pathology Carl A. Bradley during the Corn and Soybean Classic Jan. 7.