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Precision Ag News 4/7

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  • Farmobile LLC, Agriculture’s Independent Data Company™, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,963,825, entitled “Farming Data Collection and Exchange System.”
  • The Kansas Soil Health Alliance is a recently-formed nonprofit organization that has been established to be a trusted partner and valuable soil health resource for Kansas growers.
  • The 2021 in-person Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) will be postponed until June 6-8, 2022. CUTC will be holding a special virtual session on May 13, 2021 at 10 a.m. CT. “Funding for Research, Development and Commercialization.” This free session will feature panelists that can speak to a wide range of funding opportunities and mechanisms. Register here.
  • Ginkgo Bioworks has partnered with agriculture giant Corteva Agriscience to drive the discovery of new crop protection solutions that rely on natural products. Natural products are ingredients found in the environment that have natural defense mechanisms and can be more effective, while also being more sustainable and eco-friendly.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and private landowners have partnered to protect more than 5 million acres of wetlands, grasslands, and prime farmland — an area the size of New Jersey. Since October, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has enrolled 110,000 acres in new conservation easements, bringing USDA to this important conservation milestone.
  • Golden Harvest® corn farmers now have access to the Seeding Rate Selector, a digital tool that helps farmers estimate the most economical seeding rate for individual hybrids and yield environments. The Seeding Rate Selector is another example of Golden Harvest’s commitment to delivering data-driven solutions to farmers.
  • Biome Makers has developed a software package that uses advanced machine learning to help farmers and agronomists pinpoint what their crops and soils need to boost yield in a sustainable way. The scientific teams of Bayer Crop Science and Biome Makers tested and disclosed the first application of this groundbreaking technology on bioRxiv, the preprint repository operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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