Precision Ag News 6/3

Carrie Muehling

  • Miravis® Prime fungicide – developed by Syngenta to deliver powerful, broad-spectrum disease control in grapes and other specialty and vegetable crops – is now registered for use in California.
  • Following school closures and summer breaks, students from three technical colleges will eventually return to classes and continue working with new hands-on learning tools: Case IH tractors. Case IH donated tractors to three technical schools: Parkland Community College in Champaign, Illinois; North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, North Dakota; and Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, South Dakota. Each received one donated tractor.
  • The best defense against corn rootworm is vigilance. That’s the message Bayer is sharing while launching the second year of The Watch, a program meant to educate farmers and encourage them to evaluate their corn rootworm pressure and management practices. Corn rootworm represents one of the top groups of insects threatening corn yields across the U.S. Corn Belt, and Bayer wants farmers to take note and track the pest in 2020.
  • Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) researchers Yuji Aria, Lowell Gentry and their graduate students recently received word that their work on accumulation of Phosphorus in Tile Lines will be published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal. This work comes from the NREC project “Understanding Mechanisms and Processes of Dissolved Reactive Phosphate Loss in Illinois Tile-Drained Fields” investigated by Yuji Arai, Mark David, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, and Lowell Gentry.
  • The Soil Health Institute cordially invites soil science graduate students, research scientists and others to participate in a virtual Video Poster Session during SHI’s 5th Annual Meeting, July 30-31, 2020. Visit the Video Poster Session webpage for a full listing of submission guidelines and presentation requirements.
  • Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC and AgPlanIt announced a new strategic supply agreement to serve American farmers. The Meristem Crop Performance product line will now become a key component of AgPlanIt’s offering of crop inputs and grower solutions.
  • Every summer, the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) organizes on-farm field days to give farmers the chance to see how organic farming work and to get ideas they can use on their own farms. With concerns about COVID this year, these organic field days will take place online. Each virtual event will include background information (podcasts, videos, and more) posted in advance and a 90-minute live meeting with the farm hosts and other experts hosted on Zoom. Participants will need to register to join the Zoom meetings. See details and register at
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