Precision Ag News 3/4

Carrie Muehling

  • As farmers are cleaning up their shops, Pioneer is cleaning up their smart phones by consolidating the suite of Pioneer digital tools into one app – the Pioneer Seeds app. Download the Pioneer Seeds app at the in the Apple App Store® or on Google Play®.
  • Registration is now open for Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture. The fifth annual Soil Health Institute meeting will be held July 29-31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Cotton growers who grew Stoneville® cotton seed were recognized for their hard-earned harvests at the annual Stoneville Legacy Club™ celebration held in Destin, Florida. Now in its fourth year, the Stoneville Legacy Club honors cotton growers for their advanced knowledge and skill used to maximize yields and profit potential, along with producing high-quality fiber. New this year, growers that farm without irrigation were given the opportunity to enter the club.
  • North American producers in need of a high-horsepower, highly connected tractor now have the next generation solution in the new T9 with PLM IntelligenceTM from New Holland. Today the global equipment leader announced its new T9 lineup, featuring seven horsepower levels, track or wheel options, and a choice of two transmissions to suit the unique needs of large operations.
  • AGCO Corporation introduced the Fendt® IDEALDrive™ steering system to North American producers during the 2020 Commodity Classic. IDEALDrive is the first joystick steering system on a combine from a major manufacturer. It gives the operator an unobstructed, end-to-end view of the combine header for less stress and fatigue during long hours harvesting.
  • Register today to take part in the upcoming March 10, 2020, Farm Foundation Forum, Consumer Attitudes about Gene Editing.
  • SureFire Ag Systems and Kinze Manufacturing have reached an agreement that will allow SureFire to install its industry-leading liquid fertilizer planter solutions on Kinze planters before they leave the factory.
  • Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC introduced new herbicides for corn and soybeans at the 2020 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Empyros™ for corn and Antares® Complete for soybeans are innovative, pre-emergence herbicides designed to manage weed threats earlier when valuable resources are at stake. As weed resistance grows, Empyros and Antares Complete will empower crop protection programs with new active ingredients and unrivaled herbicide combinations.
  • BASF and AGCO have announced that they will join forces for BASF’s Operation Weed Eradication initiative. The collaboration will provide farmers with agronomic expertise to help promote best practices for on-farm eradication of pigweed.
  • NewLeaf Symbiotics has initiated a partnership with IN10T® to test its M-troph microbial product line Terrasym® with farmers. The company will tap into IN10T’s extensive FarmerTrials Network to analyze the Terrasym® product line’s impact on root development, plant health, yield and other agronomic benefits in corn and soybeans.
  • Following the EPA registration of its newest fungicides – Veltyma™ fungicide in corn and Revytek™ fungicide in soybeans – BASF worked with more than 1,200 growers across the country as part of the RevX Fields program. The program allowed growers to experience the newest BASF Plant Health fungicide offerings in their own backyards. RevX Fields is designed to provide local, relevant and transparent yield results.
  • Golden Harvest released its Agronomy in Action 2020 Research Review to farmers nationwide, showcasing a commitment to delivering best-in-class agronomy and service. The book features 2019 Golden Harvest® Agronomy in Action research studies with more than 100 pages of agronomic knowledge to help farmers plan for and navigate the upcoming season.
  • The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) announced at Commodity Classic plans to test improved nutrient stewardship as a means of increasing farmer profitability through the ecosystem services market being developed by the ESMC.
  • The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Nancy Kavazanjian, from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, with the 2020 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. Nancy and her husband Charles Hammer, a fourth-generation farmer, grow corn, soybeans and wheat.
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