GROWMARK Youth Programs Support 4-H and FFA

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It’s National Cooperative Month, it’s also National 4-H Week, and it is the month that National FFA holds its huge annual meeting. In celebration of all that, we talked with Karen Jones, GROWMARK Youth and Young Producer Specialist, about how this agricultural cooperative supports the young people involved in 4H and FFA. “GROWMARK has been a longtime financial supporter of …

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FMC Georgia Field Day Spotlights Lucento for Peanuts

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FMC Agricultural Solutions held a field day at its Sparks, GA research station last week, hosted by the FMC technical service team with a plot tour, presentations and certification training. In particular, the FMC technical service team showcased new Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 season, pending EPA approval. The new fungicide, which is expected to be approved by the end …

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How BASF Helps Clothing Brands Understand Cotton

Carrie Muehling

Clothing brand representatives learned more about how cotton is grown during a recent BASF Cotton Production Field Day in Lubbock, Texas. Part of the program included information about e3™ cotton, an effort to produce economically sustainable cotton that’s good for the environment. “The idea of the product is that it’s a sustainable cotton and it’s a continual improvement commitment by …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/4

Carrie Muehling

TerrAvion, the largest volume provider of aerial imaging real-time data for agriculture, and FieldX®, the leading provider of software for independent agronomists, announced the launch of an integration that brings aerial imagery solutions to agronomists using FieldX. Verdesian Life Sciences has expanded its research pipeline by opening a greenhouse facility at Duke University to develop early technology validation screening for …

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BASF Arkansas Field Day

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held a field day last week in Marion, Arkansas to meet with groups of retailer staff and talk about the what the new BASF portfolio has to offer, particularly for soybeans (Credenz) and cotton (Stoneville). There was limited in-field opportunities for the day due to rain, but there was still a lot to share. BASF Cottonseed Marketing Manager Rachel …

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Gene Editing is Disruptive Innovation for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

A disruptive innovation is one that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market-leading firms, products, and alliances. That definition fits the innovation of gene editing for agriculture and why Bayer included it in a series of Innovation Talks at the recent Future of Farming Dialogue. Dr. Tom Adams …

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MFA Incorporated and Adapt-N Expand Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

MFA Incorporated has announced an expanded partnership between its Precision Advantage, Crop-Trak and Nutri-Track service platforms and the Adapt-N nitrogen recommendations and monitoring system, operated by Agronomic Technology Corp and owned by Yara International. Thad Becker, MFA Incorporated Precision Agronomy Manager, says MFA growers will benefit from the ability to leverage field data already available within the MFA system to …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/26

Carrie Muehling

AgLaunch Initiative announced the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of their expanded partnership with Farm Journal Media to be held at the 2018 Farm Journal AgTech Expo, December 3-5, in Indianapolis. Researchers at UW–Madison, Iowa State University and the Rodale Institute are embarking on a new project to assess current technologies that could be used …

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Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts Truterra Insights Engine

Carrie Muehling

Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN plans to introduce its interactive on-farm digital platform called the Truterra™ Insights Engine later this year. The platform’s goal is to help farmers with stewardship goals and to help food companies measure sustainability progress. “Truterra holds tremendous potential to harness stewardship to drive value by providing data-driven insights from farm-to-fork,” said Matt Carstens, senior vice president of …

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Study Shows Ag Retailers Face Cover Crop Challenges

Carrie Muehling

A new study shows growing demand for cover crops, but agricultural retailers continue to face challenges when it comes to expanding that market. The study, conducted by Datu Research, LLC, found 89 percent of ag retailers have offered cover crops and services in the past two years to farmers who use them to anchor the soil between growing seasons. The …

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