Precision Ag News 6/24

Carrie Muehling

  • National Pollinator Week is June 22-28, 2020, and the National Corn Growers Association says it is an excellent time to think about the best management practices to protect critical pollinators like honeybees and Monarch butterflies.
  • AGI SureTrack released a mobile application, for iOS and Android, that enables seed selection, production planning, traceability, marketing and bookkeeping from the palm of your hand.
  • BASF is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted BASF’s emergency motion to intervene in the case vacating the registrations of three dicamba-based herbicides, including BASF’s Engenia® herbicide. BASF is also pleased that the court’s decision will permit the continued use of existing stocks pending further court proceedings.
  • The National Cotton Council is pleased with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s denial of an emergency motion to halt dicamba use — a ruling that provides U.S. cotton producers with a very important weed control tool this season and prevents devastating financial losses.
  • Merck Animal Health announced the completion of its acquisition of Quantified Ag®, a leading data and analytics company that monitors cattle body temperature and movement in order to detect illness early. In April 2018, Merck Animal Health invested in Quantified Ag® and partially funded their development work in data analytics in livestock. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
  • Drexel Chemical Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Stewart to president of Drexel Chemical Company, effective June 2020.
  • Agtegra recently improved its Ag technology capabilities with a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system.
  • Farm Shield has emerged from stealth mode to address the needs of crop protection companies with their proprietary platform technology. Farm Shield’s unique supramolecular host chemistry can broadly improve crop protection product performance and lower use rates, leading to an eco-friendly solution to safeguard crops globally.
  • Registration is open for AgGateway’s Virtual Mid-Year Meeting July 7-10, which will feature an array of sessions and networking opportunities for companies seeking to realize the many benefits of digital agriculture. Details and a registration link are available on the Mid-Year Meeting page at
  • Kwizda Agro has received federal registration in the US for the biological plant protection product Trico®. This means that the top selling repellent Trico®, which is produced in Lower Austria, will be made available to wholesalers in North America for the use in home & garden as well as forestry and agriculture effective 2021. Trico® scores with its simple application, long-lasting and efficient effect as well as its biological active ingredient. Registration filed in Canada is expected in late 2021.
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