Precision Ag Bytes 6/16

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  • Dow AgroSciences has announced that Enlist corn will be commercially available in the United States for the 2018 growing season now that China has officially approved the trait for import.
  • Tracy Linbo has taken the position of Senior Vice President of Agronomy for Wheat Growers.  She comes from 10 years at DuPont Pioneer where she most recently held the position of Director, Global Strategy Planning.
  • Syngenta is reminding growers that this year’s heavy spring rainfall throughout the South and Midwest created the perfect environment for diseases like frogeye leaf spot to thrive. Growers should take steps to take the necessary steps to protect yields.
  • The National Corn Growers Association offered a voice to farmers’ concerns about the proposed rule regarding genetically engineered organisms during the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service public comment meeting held at the University of California, Davis.  This was the second of three such sessions to gather comments.
  • USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is featuring the story of seven rice farmers who sold the first carbon credits to Microsoft earlier this week.  The growers used a grant from NCRS’s Conservation Innovation Grants program.

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