Precision Ag News 11/18

Carrie Muehling

  • A virtual InfoAg conference, brought to you by The Fertilizer Institute, is scheduled for December 15-17, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST. Register here.
  • The 2nd anniversary of Living Soil, a documentary film about the soil health movement in the United States, celebrates its surpassing 1 million views. The 60-minute film, which is available for free on YouTube, captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement, beginning with painful images of the Dust Bowl, and then transitioning to personal experiences of innovative women and men who are managing their land to enhance soil health.
  • Over the last four years, the National Corn Growers Association has homed in on sustainability initiatives completing a full assessment of its checkoff-funded organizational efforts and initiatives, NCGA CEO Jon Doggett told attendees of Field to Market’s Fall Plenary & General Assembly Meeting in his Keynote Address. The key to this effort was the formation of a Climate Task Force that invested two years working with industry partners to develop recommendations. Doggett says many of those recommendations are being implemented, but a big development was forming a Corn Sustainability Advisory Group to carry on their work.
  • AgroLiquid has added a new liquid phosphorus product, springuP™ to its crop nutrition portfolio. This quick-release, readily available product helps growers get their crops off to a strong start.
  • Farmobile LLC announced that The Fertilizer Institute is supporting through outreach the advancement of agronomic and machine-collected data for ag retailers seeking to take advantage of Variable Rate Application technology, 4R practices and sustainable agriculture for growers. The topic is being explored during the virtual 2020 Sustainable Ag Summit, November 18-19, 2020.
  • With increased corn rootworm pressure on corn crops throughout the Central and Northwest Midwest this year, which is projected to persist in 2021, growers will have plenty of choices for corn rootworm protection to accommodate a variety of equipment and agronomic needs next year, according to Nathaniel Quinn, AMVAC Marketing Manager for Corn, Soybeans, and Sugar Beets. Quinn says AMVAC offers corn growers a deep “bench” of corn rootworm, seed-, and seedling-attacking pest solutions in the following delivery or application options.
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