Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings.
Nine years ago, one of the first bioreactors was installed on Mike Bravard’s farm near Jefferson, Iowa. Last week, that bioreactor was reconditioned, all in an effort to make water cleaner for people downstream.
If the industry can learn how Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus arrived in the U.S., perhaps it can keep other diseases from having the same impact. Dr. Scott Dee's research is a strong step forward in that battle.
In a recent survey, 82 percent of pig farmers say they are aware of the upcoming regulatory changes regarding on-farm antibiotic use. And of those surveyed, on average, 71 percent have a defined record-keeping protocol
When Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) hit North America in 2013, it had many in the swine industry scratching their heads wondering how and why? For any of you that were listening during your high school history
Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can be preserved by harnessing the critical partner in food supply – soil.
Nearly 300 National Pork Industry Forum delegates, pig farmers and U.S. pork industry staff assembled in Indianapolis today to learn more about the upcoming regulatory changes to on-farm antibiotic use. The producer upd
Scientists have long struggled to understand what regulates sperm “capacitation,” the vital physiological process sperm must undergo to become capable of fertilizing an egg cell. Zinc plays a critical role.
A study conducted by Pipestone Applied Research (PAR) says the initial Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) arrived from China. Pipestone Applied Research replicated a study of pork inputs carrying the virus and found
Stewardship of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals is the subject of a workshop to be offered Saturday, Jan. 16, as part of the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, CO. This free workshop wi
Kavault, a new swine product from Elanco Animal Health, represents an animal use-only antibiotic for reduction in incidence and overall severity of diarrhea in the presence of pathogenic Escherichia coli in groups of we
The Pork Forum kicked off its 2016 session last week, bringing in hundreds of delegates representing the National Pork Board (Pork Board) and National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Without question, the biggest topic o