Precision Ag Bytes 11/13

Carrie Muehling

  • Syngenta announced that it has sued agrochemical maker Atticus LLC for patent infringement. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, alleges, among other things, that Atticus’ Acadia 2 SC, Acadia ESQ, Aquila XL, Artavia 2 SC and Artavia Xcel products each infringe certain Syngenta patents relating to the manufacture of azoxystrobin fungicide.
  • CLAAS has announced a global partnership with The Climate Corporation, Bayer’s digital farming arm, and its industry-leading FieldView™ digital farming platform, providing farmers with seamless connectivity and unlimited storage of machine-generated agronomic data directly to their FieldView account.
  • Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., an international leader in sustainable bioprotection and plant health solutions, announced positive results for the 2019 field trials for its novel bioherbicide, known as MBI-015.
  • Learn more about AgIntegrated by visiting the company’s new website. AgIntegrated builds APIs and tools for service providers and software vendors to help collect, clean, and move agronomic data to and from different agricultural related systems, software, and hardware solutions.
  • Pioneer® brand corn and soybean product yields across the country continue to set records thanks to rigorous research and testing programs. Despite what may be the most challenging growing season in recent history in terms of weather, yields from Pioneer brand corn and soybeans continue trending up.
  • USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service seeks public comments on its interim final rule for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). CSP is the nation’s largest conservation program, designed to help farmers have more robust conservation activities. The rule – now available on the Federal Register – takes effect upon publication and includes changes to the program prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill.
  • October 2019 saw increases in U.S. sales of self-propelled combines while both 4-wheel-drive tractors and 2-wheel-drive tractor sales fell modestly compared to October of last year, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
  • Topcon Agriculture announces the Topcon Technology Roadshow for North America featuring the Topcon Agriculture Platform. Event stops are planned to showcase the cloud-based farm workflow improvement tool integrating state-of-the-art connectivity, cloud services and data analytics. Four stops are planned for November and December across Indiana, Iowa and Nebraska, with more on the way for the North American tour in 2020. The up-to-date schedule is available at
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