2021 AgDay

Precision Ag News 2/10

Carrie Muehling

  • The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) recognized winners of its national service awards at the organization’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting. For more information on NACD’s annual awards, visit the NACD Awards webpage.
  • The first-ever CoAXium ® soft white winter wheat varieties are coming to the Pacific Northwest. Limagrain Cereal Seeds will have Certified seed available at the grower level in 2022. Visit GiveWeedsTheAX.com for more information.
  • MiCropTM Fungicide Powered by F ValueTM Technology will be launched across the United States this spring, targeting corn, soybeans, cereals and rice. MiCropTM fungicide is an optimized formulation developed specifically for azoxystrobin and propiconazole that delivers enhanced performance and value. Albaugh’s MiCrop fungicide is powered by F Value Technology, which helps deliver micronized active ingredients to help enhance uptake, targeting disease control and leading to healthier plants to help maximize fungicide return on investment.
  • AgGateway has completed version one of an API (Application Programming Interface) definition for the management of product catalog data, which assists cooperatives and companies in creating catalogs to offer branded online store services to their retail members and customers.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12, 2021. USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity for the incoming Administration to evaluate ways to increase enrollment.
  • The Nature Conservancy, Soil and Water Conservation Society, and Meridian Institute launched a Roadmap to accelerate the adoption of edge of field practices on U.S. farmlands. Edge of field practices—like saturated buffers and prairie strips—can help farmers improve water quality, store more carbon in the soil, reduce flooding, support pollinators, and enhance wildlife habitat in working landscapes.
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