New Verdesian Seed Treatments

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Verdesian is taking seed treatment to the next level with the latest, tweak if you will, of Take Off ST and Tuxedo. To learn more, I visited with Jim Pullens during the Farm Progress Show. He explained they have adapted Take Off ST to fit their seed treatment philosophy by getting the rates down so low that it doesn’t overload …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Verdesian

Screaming For John Deere Ice Cream

Joanna Schroeder

I scream, you scream we all screamed for John Deere ice cream during #FarmProgressShow. Ok, there is really no, “John Deere” ice cream, per se, but during the show, there was homemade ice cream for sale made from vintage John Deere tractor parts. Crowds were lined up for hours for vanilla, chocolate and strawberry goodness to get a bit of …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Video

EDF to Help Reduce Emissions from Ag

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and partners have been awarded a $960,000 Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the USDA to help almond and corn farmers increase fertilizer use efficiency, improve soil health, reduce nitrous oxide emissions, and expand the potential of fertilizer protocols to generate carbon credits from agriculture. “This project will demonstrate how growers implementing enhanced nitrogen management processes …

Agribusiness, Corn, Fertilizer, Sustainability

Study Finds Illinois Land Values Down

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new study released during the Farm Progress Show last week, prices being paid for farmland across Illinois are continuing a softening trend following prices being paid for commodities with decreases between 2-7 percent. The “Snapshot Survey” is commissioned each year by the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ISPFMRA) and conducted by Gary Schnitkey, …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show

Illinois Farm Bureau Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) is celebrating its 100 anniversary in 2016 and during the Farm Progress Show, kicked off its celebrations with a press conference where President Rich Guebert discussed some of their milestones, upcoming celebratory events, and highlights of key areas of emphasis for the organization. Guebert noted that one reason they were formed was to help Illinois …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Farming

FMC Launches ‘New Beginning’ with Ethos

Joanna Schroeder

Matt Hancock, FMC Corn Segment Manager, says his company is helping growers to maximize their yields and returns with a new launch Ethos XB. “The Interpretation of Ethos is a new beginning and that’s what we consider this line,” he said. “It’s a new beginning for FMC. FMC is a long time insecticide company who has come up with a …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Fungicide, Insecticides

Fortix Offers Growers Fungicide Flexibility

Joanna Schroeder

With moderate temperatures and lots of rainfall, corn and soybean growers have had an environment fairly conducive to pathogen presence of diseases including gray leaf spot and southern corn rust said Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Service Representative prior to the kick-off of the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. He cautioned there are also wind-borne spores on their …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Fungicide, Soybean

Overlapping Residuals for Weed Management

Joanna Schroeder

Heavy rainfall this season has led to heavy weed pressure in fields around the Midwest, making overlapping residuals more important to protect next season’s crop. FMC Midwest Technical Lead Gail Stratman explains that a grower wants to maintain good and strong weed control to maximize yield potential in the corn crop. As you travel around the Midwest, says Stratman, with …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, weeds