Precision Ag News 7/15

Carrie Muehling

  • American Farmland Trust, a national leader in protecting agricultural land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land, will join forces with Sand County Foundation to present the Leopold Conservation Award® Program.
  • AgLaunch and Farm Journal are pleased to open applications for the 2nd Row Crop Challenge to select leading startup companies addressing the biggest problems in production agriculture. This year’s Row Crop Challenge will focus on technologies that accelerate the adoption of sustainable production practices toward the farm-of-the-future, specifically outlined in the Cotton Trust Protocol. Applications are being accepted through August 30. Start-up companies who are interested in the AgLaunch365 accelerator can apply here.
  • HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces Reviton™ as the name of its new herbicide, which is currently under EPA regulatory review.
  • Nutrien announced the launch of Smart Nutrition™ MAP+MST® fertilizer Powered by MST™, the latest, most efficient system for delivering sulfur and phosphate to meet crop needs and maximize production just in time for the fall application season. The first of its kind in the marketplace, this product combines micronized sulfur with phosphate to give crops consistent nutrition all season long.
  • The American Society of Agronomy will host the 3-day Sustainable Agronomy Conference virtually, August 18-20. As an early incentive, Nutrien Premium Fertilizer Technologies is providing a $50 discount for the first 200 3-day registrations. To learn more about the Sustainable Agronomy Conference or to register, visit
  • Rob-See-Co, an independent seed company located in Elkhorn, Neb. is launching the Innotech brand for Enlist E3TM soybeans.
  • UPL announces key leadership changes for the North American region as the company continues to focus on its mission to make every single food product more sustainable. Craig Brekkas, formerly Head of Canada, has been promoted to Head of North America for UPL. He replaces Vicente Gongora, who takes on a new role as Global Head, Differentiated and Sustainable Solutions. Trent McCrea moves into the Head of Canada position. These changes take effect August 1, 2020.
  • Overall unit sales of agricultural tractors and self-propelled combines in June 2020 rose in the U.S., and for the first time this year, grew in Canada as well according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
  • Topcon Agriculture announces a series of podcasts with industry professionals and thought leaders discussing the technology and latest trends that are transforming the agriculture industry — Topcon Talks Agriculture. The series offers tips and insights on how to stay ahead of the curve, to help increase productivity and profits.
  • AgriThority®, a global agricultural product development company, recently launched a new website at
  • As part of its commitment to helping growers sustainably meet increasing global needs through digital solutions, Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera Technologies Inc., a leading AI data analytics company, specializing in machine learning. With a focus on agriculture, Prospera provides a transformative, digital farming system to vegetable greenhouse growers worldwide that generates insights and optimizes the growing process.
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