Precision Ag News 4/8

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Pat Holloway, a field agronomist with Beck’s Hybrids in Iowa, is big on planning, especially when it comes to planting corn. As he says, “you get one shot to get it right.” And while planting a crop is far more complicated than non-farmers know, COVID-19 has provided another layer of complexity in 2020. National Corn Growers Association is committed to …

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AMVAC® Unveils Logos for Newly Acquired Herbicides

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The four herbicides recently acquired by AMVAC® have a new look. The American Vanguard® company has designed new product logos and web pages for Classic® Herbicide, FirstRate® Herbicide, Hornet® Herbicide and Python® Herbicide. Provides preemergence and postemergence control of key broadleaf weeds in soybeans. Expands postemergence weed control spectrum in soybeans. Delivers postemergence broadleaf weed control of glyphosate-resistant weeds in …

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AMVAC® Closes Agreement With Clean Seed Capital Group

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AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, today announced a strategic license and investment agreement with Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. The relationship results in Clean Seed licensing to AMVAC certain intellectual property rights for an initial investment of US$2,500,000, plus an undisclosed royalty that will be payable to Clean Seed by AMVAC in conjunction with AMVAC’s future SIMPAS™ hardware sales. AMVAC …

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Summit Agro USA Launches New Website, Products

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Summit Agro USA today announced the launch of a new website designed from the ground up to be a solutions-centric tool with a robust database that catalogs multiple diseases, insects and weeds for over 600 crops. “We surveyed our customers and distribution partners about website resources. What we found was that these other sites tend to be product-focused in their …

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Precision Ag News 4/1

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A new soybean variety – with resistance to soybean cyst nematode (SCN) derived from the breeding line PI 89772 – is being released by Syngenta in small quantities in 2020. Syngenta is sharing seed with university researchers and farm cooperators now, and full commercial launch is coming next year. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the registration of …

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New Podcast from Koch Agronomic Services

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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies. Welcome to the first episode. Understanding Nitrogen In …

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Precision Ag News 3/25

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Ayrstone announces the release of the new AyrMesh Cab Hub2, designed specifically for connecting farm equipment to the network. The AyrMesh Cab Hub2 is a version of the company’s popular AyrMesh Hub2x2 but modified to make it easy to mount on a tractor, sprayer, combine, UTV or truck. Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, has launched its new website to …

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Farmers and Ranchers Committed to US Food Supply

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America’s farmers and ranchers are committed to doing all they can do to maintain the nation’s food supply amid growing challenges posed by COVID-19. American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) president Zippy Duvall, along with Chalmers Carr, a peach farmer in South Carolina, and John Boelts, a produce farmer in Arizona, gave an update on how farmers are dealing with the …

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Precision Ag News 3/18

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The Soil Health Partnership will launch a new podcast called “The People of Soil Health” on April 7, 2020. The Podcast will provide a direct connection into the network of soil health professionals who are focused on the on-farm economic and environmental benefits of soil health. With concerns about large gatherings growing around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Precision Ag News 3/11

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The National Association of Conservation Districts announced the release of a free, first-of-its-kind curriculum, “A Guide to Conducting a Pollinator Conservation Field Day,” available for download through NACD’s new Conservation Education Hub. Aerobotics technology has processed more than 5 million trees, 50,000 acres of groves and 15% of all citrus in Florida. These numbers are climbing ahead of the approaching …

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