Bayer’s Delaro Showing Positive Plant Health Benefits

Chuck Zimmerman

Plant health and yield results for Bayer’s Delaro, a corn and soybean fungicide, are being tracked in a collaborative trial with Aker, an in-season drop monitoring and autonomous scouting platform. During this season, comparison images are showing positive plant health benefits from Delaro. After applying fungicide, Aker uses high-resolution drones to capture multiple images of the fields. The results give …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show

Bayer Discusses Integration With Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of people at the Farm Progress Show this week wearing different hats – or shirts – as a result of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which just became final-final this month. There were former Monsanto people now working for Bayer and former Bayer people working for BASF now, and let’s just say it will take some time before …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Monsanto, Video

Bayer Grower Panel on Smart Agronomics at #FPS18

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning in the Bayer tent growers got to listen to one of three panel discussions planned throughout this year’s show. Each panel will feature growers and experts who will share their advice and strategies that are paying off on their operations. The first of the Bayer grower panels was titled, “Smart Agronomic Decisions to Help Manage Farm Margins.” The …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Video

Zimfo Bytes 7/6

Cindy Zimmerman

The Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation has announced the winners of their annual scholarships. Each student will receive $2,500 for post-secondary agricultural education. The 2018 winners are: Adriana Van Tryp, Laura Carruthers, Pete Giesbrecht, Owen Ricker, Jeremy Chevalley, Émilie Carrier, and Justin Kampman. The Farm Credit Administration has appointed Dennis Shields to serve as associate director of the Agricultural and Economic …

Agribusiness, Zimfo Bytes

National FFA and AgriNovus Indiana Announce Blue Room

Cindy Zimmerman

The National FFA Organization and AgriNovus Indiana have joined together to announce the “Blue Room” will debut at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. The Blue Room is the kickoff to Blue 365, an initiative that will bring this same innovation into classrooms and impact more than 650,000 members nationwide. FFA student members are the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Education, FFA

Crops & Chemicals USA 18 Agenda Features Industry Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

The full agenda is now available for this year’s Crops & Chemicals USA meeting, July 23-25, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The agenda for the meeting provides attendees with the critical science, technologies and contacts needed to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of biostimulant, biopesticide and agrochemical products. Included on the program this year are industry …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, BASF, Bayer, biobased, Biostimulants, Crop Protection, Events

DuPont Opens Industrial Biosciences Global Headquarters

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters last week in Wilmington, Delaware. “At this new facility, we have hundreds of people working toward a more sustainable future by innovating biobased solutions that are better, safer and more renewable. These technologies go into products that are used in everyday life,” said William Feehery, president of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Energy, AgWired Precision, biobased, Biofuels, Dupont

Bayer Looks Forward to Monsanto Closing This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer intends to complete the acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday, June 7, following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory authorities. “The acquisition of Monsanto is a strategic milestone in strengthening our portfolio of leading businesses in health and nutrition. We will double the size of our agriculture business and create a leading innovation engine in agriculture, positioning us …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Bayer, Monsanto

DOJ Conditionally Approves Bayer-Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer has obtained conditional approval from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for the proposed acquisition of Monsanto. “Receipt of the DOJ’s approval brings us close to our goal of creating a leading company in agriculture,” said Bayer CEO Werner Baumann. “We want to help farmers across the world grow more nutritious food in a …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Monsanto

Crops & Chemicals USA 18 to Feature Regulatory Updates

Cindy Zimmerman

Federal regulators from EPA, FDA and USDA are among the presenters at this year’s Crops & Chemicals USA meeting, July 23-25, 2018 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The agenda for this year’s meeting provides attendees with the critical science, technologies and contacts needed to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of biostimulant, biopesticide and agrochemical products. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Biostimulants, Biotech, Events