Alltech ONE 2021

Precision Ag News 2/24

Carrie Muehling

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 10th International IPM Symposium has been postponed from March 2021 to February 28 – March 3, 2022, in Denver, Colo.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation announced an update to its wheel loader lineup with the launch of the new R540 and R640 models. The next-generation wheel loaders are available in both canopy and cab models and feature improved visibility, enhanced operator comfort and increased performance over the previous R30 Series models.
  • PureAcre™ is expanding their team by hiring Brandon Badgley as Account Director. The Texas-based agricultural innovation company provides high-performance, Earth-friendly nutritionals and biostimulants that maximize plant performance and fertilizer efficiency; and Badgley will oversee sales and account relationships and introduce new products to the row crop and specialty crop markets.
  • A&L Biological Inc., a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., announced it will research and develop products from cricket frass, a by-product of the Aspire Food Group’s future cricket production and processing facility in London, Ontario.
  • Corn weed control gets a fresh take this season as production starts on three Empyros™ corn herbicides from Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC. Empyros, Empyros Triad and Empyros Triad Flex recently received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These groundbreaking pre- and early post-emergence herbicides provide excellent control of broadleaf weeds and grasses with novel combinations of the newest HPPD inhibitor to hit the U.S. corn market.
  • Responding to strong farmer demand and proven performance, Kinze will expand its True Speed high-speed planting technology to five more planter configurations for the 2022 season. The company is also introducing several new features to enhance its innovative Blue Vantage planter display.
  • Gradable™, a leading technology and services provider for scoring, sourcing, and pricing Low-Carbon Grain from farm-to-fork, announced it has launched Gradable Carbon, a groundbreaking offering that empowers farmers to generate carbon credits, and gives them flexibility over when and where they sell them.
  • Azotic North America announces the addition of John Squire to lead their agronomic programs in the United States and Canada. Squire brings decades of experience and deep expertise in crop science to helping farmers take advantage of Envita’s revolutionary nitrogen-fixing mode of action.
  • Precision Tank launched its first e-commerce website, making it easier than ever to choose, order and purchase agriculture equipment parts. Precision Tank’s online store includes thousands of parts in inventory that are ready to ship with just a few simple clicks.
  • The Pesticide Stewardship Alliance recognized several recipients recently during the 2021 virtual conference for their stewardship work. The recipients include: Program Excellence – Dr. Don Renchie, Texas Agri-life Extension Service, Texas A&M University; Program Innovation Award – Schuetz Container Systems, Plainfield, IN; and Leadership in Product Stewardship – Private or the “Pizzy” Award – Scott Birchfield, Syngenta Crop Protection.
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