Precision Ag News 8/19

Carrie Muehling

  • Corn and soybeans in Iowa have been particularly impacted by the recent derecho. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will collect harvested acreage information for both crops in Iowa in preparation for the September 11 Crop Production report. These additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated harvested acreage estimates in the September report.
  • Azotic Technologies, the UK-based global ag-tech company, announces that the US Patent and Trademark Office has just granted Azotic two significant patents. Both patents relate to Azotic’s natural nitrogen fixing technology N-Fix® marketed in North America under the brand name Envita™ which is derived from a naturally occurring food grade bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd).
  • Trimble announced that it will host a Precision Ag Pavilion at this month’s inaugural Farm Journal Field Days virtual event. From August 25-27, the free event will feature live and on-demand agriculture insights from industry leaders, virtual booths and pavilions showcasing the latest agriculture innovations as well as digital networking opportunities and more.
  • Soil is the Source™ is an AgriThority® initiative supporting development of new technologies from all around the world to help farmers improve soil health and productivity for greater yield and profit.
  • Overall unit sales of agricultural tractors and self-propelled combines in July 2020 were positive for the fourth month in a row in the U.S., and remained positive for the second consecutive month in Canada according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
  • FarmSense announced the debut of its award-winning smart pest monitoring system, helping farmers adopt the latest in artificial intelligence and analytics to improve insect monitoring and crop management. FarmSense’s FlightSensor uses novel optical sensor technology to automate the process of real-time insect classification and counting, providing immediate access for farmers to make mission-critical decisions on crop and pest control.
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