Keeping weeds down in a wet year

Add weed control to the list of elements of growing your 2011 crop that is being complicated as cool, wet weather continues to delay planting in the bulk of the Corn Belt. If you’re too far delayed in your planting and were originally planning on using a quick tillage trip to knock down early-emerging...

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Corn closes ‘limit’ down

Mike McGinnis CHICAGO, Illinois (Agriculture.com)–The CME Group corn market closed limit down on improved planting weather outlooks Thursday. The July corn futures settled down the 30 cent ‘limit’ at $7.29 1/4. The contract traded around $7.24, synthetically. The July soybean contract closed 31 cents lower at $13.53 1/2. The July wheat futures closed 34...

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Exhibit opens on Hawaii’s creole language

A new exhibit opens this weekend on Pidgin, Hawaii’s creole language. The exhibit titled, “Pidgin: How was, how stay,” is to feature an illustrated timeline that connects history and the development of Pidgin English and Hawaii Creole. The exhibit is to also feature audiovisual samples of plantation era and contemporary Pidgin. The opening day...

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Growing olives on Maui topic of speaker

WAILUKU – The Italian American Social Club will host a potluck dinner Tuesday with a discussion on the prospect of growing olives on Maui. The event at 6 p.m. in St. Theresa Church’s Stawasz Hall will feature speaker Alan Battersby. Battersby owns and operates the new Calasa Gulch Olive Tree Farm in Upcountry. He...

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Blue Plains upgrade could produce valuable farm fertilizer, but critics are wary – The Washington Post

By Darryl Fears, After moving tons of earth for an expansion, Stafford Regional Airport in Virginia faced an embarrassing problem: severe and seemingly irreversible baldness. Virtually nothing grew on its dusty, damaged land. The airport’s worried manager, Ed Wallis, tried different treatments before he was advised to consult with officials at theBlue Plains Advanced...

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