Precision Ag News 10/21

Carrie Muehling

  • University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees.
  • Farmers will have 20 new Channel® XtendFlex® soybean products for their farms and fields in 2021. During the 2020 season, these XtendFlex products have been widely planted and evaluated in monitored field trials across the country, providing Channel team members and farmers a reliable assessment of agronomic vigor and yield potential.
  • Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business at Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s largest farmer-owned cooperatives, announced a new collaboration with Ag Growth International Inc., a leading provider of equipment solutions for agriculture bulk commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain, feed and food processing systems.
  • The Soil Health Institute released a series of virtual soil health field days. The video tours include conversations with cotton growers and soil health specialists in Arkansas and South Carolina, according to David Lamm, Project Manager of Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton. The series of 13 videos are publicly available on SHI’s YouTube Channel.
  • Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc. announces that Ron Restum, former VP Sales and Commercial Development for Concentric Ag, has joined Ostara as Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Ranch Systems, Inc. announced they have completed integration with John Deere Operations Center allowing data flow from Ranch Systems’ telemetry solutions and field monitoring platform. Ranch Systems has also completed integration work necessary to remotely read the John Deere Field Connect soil moisture probes.
  • The next Water for Food Global Webinar Series session on Thursday, Oct. 22, will examine the environmental and man-made challenges to water quality and how to find solutions to ensure healthy water for personal needs, agriculture and the environment. Register here.
  • HELM Agro US, Inc. announced that Gamma™ herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gamma is a non-selective PPO-inhibitor herbicide with a novel active ingredient called Tergeo™ for directed postemergence applications in grapes.
  • CoverCress, Inc., announced a new collaboration with the Salk Institute to improve plant yield, soil health and soil organic carbon storage in cover crops via cutting-edge technologies developed by the Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative.
  • Case IH is launching updates to Puma® series tractors — models 185, 200, 220 and 240 — to enhance the efficiency, comfort and convenience. From an updated hood with new styling to increased service intervals and enhanced drivability, the new features and advancements aim to improve the operator’s experience and boost productivity.
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