Precision Ag News 9/30

Carrie Muehling

  • AgBiome® and Tropical Melhoramento e Genética (TMG), a Brazilian breeding company with state of the art breeding technologies for developing soy and cotton cultivars with high productive potential, announced a new global R&D collaboration. The goal is to discover and develop traits with novel modes of action to combat the cotton boll weevil.
  • Case IH announces the launch of Case IH VX — a virtual platform and immersive brand experience for producers to see and learn about the latest equipment solutions and technology at any time, from anywhere.
  • Bayer announced that the European Commission has authorized XtendFlex soybean technology for food, feed, import and processing in the European Union. This milestone represents the final key authorization for XtendFlex soybeans. With this approval in hand, Bayer can now look forward to a full launch in the United States and Canada in 2021 and expects to be in a strong position to supply 20 million U.S. soy acres when the selling season arrives.
  • The 2,4-D Research Task Force is launching two new websites with all of the latest information on 2,4-D. is a revamped website with accessible infographics which summarize the research and benefits of the product. is a technical website that catalogues the regulatory decisions and scientific studies supporting the continued use of the molecule.
  • Pro Farmer, a division of Farm Journal, announced that it has entered into a multi-year relationship with Farmobile and the two companies will jointly release the Pro Farmer Harvest ReportTM powered by the Farmobile IndexTM. The weekly updated report is announced following the recent Pro Farmer Crop Tour with attention shifting to how crops finish through harvest.
  • American Farmland Trust announces it has received a $2.6-million grant through the USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials, a component of the Conservation Innovation Grants program to fund its “Conquering Cover Crop Challenges Coast to Coast” project. Through 20 on-farm demonstration trials across the nation and a comprehensive soil, economic, and social evaluation system, AFT will test innovative solutions and generate five years of results that will help overcome regional and crop-specific barriers to cover crop adoption.
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