Precision Ag News 7/22

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Association of Conservation Districts announced the award of $6.5 million in new technical assistance grants to nearly 400 conservation districts in 36 states and territories.
  • Agriculture may now have another solution to positively impact climate change thanks to a new initiative launched by Bayer. Beginning this month, Bayer will start rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices – such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops – designed to help agriculture reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Following action by the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation reauthorizing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program for three years, which was set to expire on July 23, 2020. Agricultural Retailers Association President and CEO Daren Coppock released a statement celebrating this action.
  • 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. Reviton is a PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo™. A non-selective herbicide for the preplant burndown and desiccation segments, Reviton will be one of the first new PPO herbicide to be introduced in the U.S. in more than a decade.
  • The National Institute for Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation has awarded Nadia Shakoor, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a three-year, $1.4 million grant to develop FieldDock, an integrated smart farm system. The technology will collect and analyze real-time data from the field, allowing for effective tracking of crop performance.
  • Farmers in the U.S and Canada can leverage on-farm data in new ways through the recent addition of Climate FieldView™ to the WinField® United Answer Tech Data Silo®, a cloud-based data-management system.
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