Young Beekeeper Recognized by Bayer

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award for dedication to pollinator protection and educating their communities about bee health. This year’s winners are young beekeeper Jake Reisdorf, and Kirk and Heidi Tubbs of Tubbs Berry Farm in partnership with the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District. Bayer expanded the scope of its …

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Soil Health Institute Endorses 19 Soil Health Measurements

Cindy Zimmerman

After three years of industry collaboration, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) has endorsed 19 national soil health measurements that will help answer the question “Just how healthy (or unhealthy) are the nation’s soils?” “We can’t really know the answer to that question until we have a set of common soil health measurements that scientists and farmers can compare and track …

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USDA Getting #BackToOurRoots

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has been on a five-state “Back to Our Roots” Tour to gather input on the 2018 Farm Bill, meeting with farmers, ranchers, foresters, producers, students, governors, USDA employees, and other stakeholders. This is the first of two RV tours the secretary will undertake this summer. This first RV Tour features stops in five states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, …

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CropTrak Continues Steady Success

Cindy Zimmerman

In an industry where tech start-ups abound, CropTrak is a self-made success story in the precision ag space by simply selling a good product that people want to buy. The company started in 2009 and has just continued to grow year after year “with a little rinky dink booth at InfoAg” and little to no marketing, as VP of sales …

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AgriEdge Excelsior Farm Management From Syngenta

Jamie Johansen

Syngenta has brought their farmer-customers a farm management program through AgriEdge Excelsior. AgriEdge Excelsior delivers software, on-farm service and innovative products. We met up with Stacey Shaw, AgriEdge Specialist, Syngenta, during the 2017 Ag Media Summit in Utah to hear more about the programs focus on technology, service and risk management. “The big picture of the AgriEdge Excelsior program is …

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Mix Tank App Updates from Precision Labs

Jamie Johansen

Precision Laboratories has released an extensive upgrade to its Mix Tank app, available immediately for download on iTunes and Google Play. During the recent Ag Media Summit, we caught up with Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Labs. The latest refresh is designed to better assist agricultural growers and professional applicators with resources and record keeping …

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FMC Explains Fungicide Factors

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ve been learning a lot about fungicides lately and got another lesson with Brent Neuberger, FMC Senior Technical Sales Manager, during the Ag Media Summit. Brent starts out explaining that farmers are starting to see some issues in soybeans with frogeye leaf spot which even includes resistance to some of the strobilurin products. That’s why he says it’s very important …

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Precision Ag Bytes

Kelly Marshall

Farm Dog, the leading pest and disease management platform for growers and agronomists, has completed the second stage of its integration with John Deere Operations Center. McFarlane will be adding a new model of Reel Disk, the Cobra. It features a unique set of disk blades and a highly aggressive cutting ability along with outstanding durability. Agrible‘s Morning Farm Report will …

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John Deere Works for Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product manager for the API platform, gave a …

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