Technology is improving yield and pest management for grain crops

Smith, Ron
March 2010
Southwest Farm Press;3/11/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Jurg Blumenthal, Texas AgriLife Extension corn and grain sorghum specialist, credits the improvement of yield and pest management for grain crops in the U.S. to advancement of technology. Blumenthal states that newer and stronger toxins and a broader spectrum of insect control are studied by companies such as Monsanto Co., Dow Chemical Co., and Syngenta AG. He adds that native traits and transgenic lines have been identified by drought tolerant trials.


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