FMC’s Topguard Terra Now Approved for Even More

Kelly Marshall

Ken Smith, FMC Technical Service Representative for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, says Topguard Terra fungicide is something cotton growers are going to adopt. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show he explained how the product controls cotton root rot, a problem that has plagued cotton growers in the southwest since it was brought into the country, comparing it …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Fungicide

Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

St. Patrick’s Day Medal Awarded to Alltech Founder

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Pearse Lyons, founder and president of Alltech, and Professor Adrian E. Raftery, professor of statistics and sociology at the University of Washington, have been presented with the Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) ‘St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal.’ The medal recognizes their outstanding accomplishments and their role in researching Ireland’s ecosystem. The honor is given to an Irish scientist, engineer or …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Award

Soybeans on the Mississippi Delta – THE Place To Be

Jamie Johansen

Marion, Arkansas is the new home for soybean research from Bayer. The Marion Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station sets the stage for the future of soybean improvements with this major investment from Bayer. Chris Tinius, Bayer global soybean breeding director, said this piece of ground was very special to him. He actually worked on the same 180 acres of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean

Alltech to Showcase Industry Leaders at ONE17

Jamie Johansen

Alltech has finally announced their lineup of renowned keynote speakers for the 2017 ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. George Blankenship, former executive at Tesla Motors, Apple Computer and GAP Inc. will use his experience to provide unmatched insight into building and creating brand loyalty and awareness, competitive positioning in the market and what it takes to deliver superior customer care. …

Agribusiness, Alltech

FMC Talks Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics at meeting I’ve been attending the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and I spoke with Ken Smith about it. He told me, “What we have learned in the last ten years …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, weeds

Bayer Opens Arkansas Soybean Breeding Station

Jamie Johansen

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. The innovative facility builds on a proven history of profitable, high-yielding soybean varieties that Bayer brings to market through its flagship Credenz soybean brand. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Research, Soybean, Video

The Future of Weed Resistance

Lizzy Schultz

The continued prevalence of herbicide resistant weeds pose a significant threat to the future availability of many of the industry’s most important crop protection technologies, making the need to take a proactive approach to weed resistance more important than ever. David Tanner, Liberty Product Manager at Bayer, spoke during the 2016 Bayer AgVocacy Forum earlier this month about the current …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Herbicide, weeds

Agrium Offers Smart Nitrogen for Smart Farmers

Kelly Marshall

Mike Howell spent time at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show telling growers about the benefits of Agrium‘s ESN smart nitrogen. ESN is a polymer-coated urea that slowly releases nitrogen over a period of 60-90 days while preventing loss from volatilization, leaching or de-nitrification It can work with nearly any grower’s program and with any crop Howell says. Whether a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer

Culver’s Commitment to Farming Community

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s CEO, Joseph Koss, sat on a U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) panel during the 2017 Commodity Classic to discuss the role GMO’s play in sustainable farming. Over the last few years we have all seen how Culver’s has gone out of the way to support agriculture and Cindy sat down with Koss to learn more about their efforts. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Consumers, USFRA