Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services

Precision Ag News 10/28

Carrie Muehling

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, an important weed-control tool for many U.S. growers. The new EPA registration for XtendiMax herbicide follows Bayer’s recent launch announcement for XtendFlex® soybeans, which brings additional yield potential and weed-control flexibility to the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System.
  • BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved its registration of Engenia® herbicide for over the top application in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. The registration has an announced term of five years and includes new label enhancements to further reduce the potential for off-target movement. The new registration makes this critical tool available to farmers as they battle weed populations grown increasingly resistant to other herbicides.
  • Vytelle announced the exclusive licensing of the Synomics Insights Platform to increase the accuracy of predicting cattle performance using phenotype and genomics data. By bringing this new capability in-house, Vytelle is uniquely positioned to fast forward cattle genetic progress – bringing certainty to producers’ high-stake management decisions.
  • FarmVisionAI announces the release of their mobile app designed to engage growers in-field with vision AI stress detections. The mobile app brings FarmVisionAI’s horticulturist trained AI to a smart phone platform that can be used while scouting plants and walking the farm. Location specific information allows the grower and FarmVisionAI to validate detections and supplement imagery with close-up pictures taken with the phone’s camera. The grower’s pictures are geo-tagged to the location and show up in the desktop application that displays the grow in a “google-earth” like visualization. Notes, recommendations, and actions can be added to the imagery to add value and highlight what is happening in the grow and what needs to be done.
  • Nichino America, Inc. has formed a new subsidiary, Nichino Mexico de S. de R.L. de C.V., to manage and promote the crop protection business in Mexico.
  • The next 2020 Water for Food Global Webinar Series, titled “Advancements in Agricultural Water Management and Regulation: Lessons and Opportunities,” is scheduled for Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. CDT. Register now for the program, which is free via Zoom.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation announced the launch of the new L60LE Series. With the success of the launch of the L3560HSTC-LE last year, three new models have been added to complete the new L60LE series, which now offers a total of four models – two cab models and two ROPS models.
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