Precision Ag Bytes 11/26

Carrie Muehling

  • The Soil Health Partnership and the National Corn Growers Association co-hosted a field day for U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee staff at Harborview Farms in Rock Hall, Md. Staffers had the opportunity to learn more about soil health management practices being implemented at Harborview Farms.
  • Syngenta and Simplot Grower Solutions are working together to increase efficiencies for growers through software integration. Growers can now pull recommendations from Simplot’s centralized agronomic data hub, Simplot Advisor®, and insert them directly into the Land.db® software provided with AgriEdge®, Syngenta’s whole-farm management system.
  • Golden Harvest corn beat key competitors in 2019 trials across the Midwest. For example: In the upper Midwest, Golden Harvest corn G02K39-5122 E-Z Refuge® brand outyielded Pioneer® products by 10.4 bu/A in 84 comparisons. In Nebraska, Golden Harvest corn G11B63-3010A brand outyielded Pioneer products by 9.9 bu/A in 70 comparisons. In central Illinois, Golden Harvest corn G13Z50-3220 E-Z Refuge brand outyielded Pioneer products by 3.5 bu/A in 87 comparisons.
  • FMC Corporation took top honors in the Best New Biological Product category of the 2019 Agribusiness Intelligence Crop Science Forum & Awards for its Presence® and Quartzo® bionematicides. FMC was also commended for Best R&D pipeline, Best Application Technology Innovation and Best Stewardship Program.
  • To give farmers the best control of tough and resistant weeds, Corteva Agriscience and BASF are recommending the use of Liberty® and Enlist One® herbicides on Enlist E3™ soybean and Enlist™ cotton acres. These two leading herbicides offer exceptional control of broadleaf weeds including waterhemp, pigweed, kochia, marestail and ragweed species.
  • Granular, a leading agriculture software and services company, announced that it has released 67 new or improved features to its software in 2019 to-date, in addition to its field agents having logged over 1 million miles helping farmers to improve their profit margins by better using their on-farm data.
  • Old World Specialty Products, LLC, a subsidiary of Old World Industries, LLC, has announced a joint venture with Meristem Crop Performance, LLC — a provider of specialty crop products designed specifically to drive both yield and value for corn, soybean and wheat farmers. The joint venture will be called Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC.
  • At its annual conference in New Orleans, AgGateway honored exemplary individuals who have made outstanding contributions in advancing the industry’s transition to digital agriculture. Eric Hoefing, Manager of Applications Development at ACS, received AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award, the organization’s top honor.
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