Precision Ag News 6/17

Carrie Muehling

Share the story of how conservation is part of your farm operation and you could be recognized with a Conservation Legacy Award. The awards recognize farm management practices of U.S. soybean farmers that are both environmentally friendly and profitable. The Conservation Legacy Awards are sponsored by the American Soybean Association (ASA), BASF, Bayer, the United Soybean Board/soybean checkoff and Valent …

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Precision Ag News 6/10

Carrie Muehling

The Agricultural Retailers Association and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives called on the Environmental Protection Agency to further clarify the agency’s cancellation order on use and distribution of dicamba products. A copy of the letter can be found here. The agenda for this year’s Soil Health Institute virtual Annual Meeting, Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture, is now …

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Dicamba Decision Leaves Farmers in Limbo

Cindy Zimmerman

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling that vacates current U.S. registrations of certain low-volatility dicamba products, such as Bayer’s XtendiMax and BASF’s Engenia, halting sales immediately. The court ruled EPA violated federal regulations when it extended approval of registration for the herbicide for another two years in October 2018. Bayer and BASF …

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AMVAC Conducts On-Farm Testing of SIMPAS System

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, has just completed on-farm testing in five states for its new SIMPAS™ prescriptive application system. Farmers and retailers tested the systems in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Arkansas. Participating retailers include: Asmus Farm Supply, Harvest Land Co-op, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Simplot Grower Solutions. Set to launch commercially through select Trimble dealers in …

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Precision Ag News 6/3

Carrie Muehling

Miravis® Prime fungicide – developed by Syngenta to deliver powerful, broad-spectrum disease control in grapes and other specialty and vegetable crops – is now registered for use in California. Following school closures and summer breaks, students from three technical colleges will eventually return to classes and continue working with new hands-on learning tools: Case IH tractors. Case IH donated tractors …

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Precision Ag News 5/27

Carrie Muehling

HELM Agro US, Inc. and Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd., have entered into a long-term collaboration for the commercial development of three novel crop protection herbicides. Under the initiative, HELM will partner with ISK Biosciences Corporation of Concord, Ohio, a subsidiary of Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha Ltd. of Osaka, Japan, in the commercial development of the new market offerings beginning in 2020. …

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Precision Ag News 5/20

Carrie Muehling

Register now for “Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture,” on July 30-31, 2020. Registration is required to attend. This is a free, 2-day virtual event. Join to advance the opportunity that improving soil health offers to address climate change, water quality, food production, biodiversity, and many other pressing issues. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed rule to …

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Regenerative Agriculture Expands Into New Regions

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture continues to expand as it builds its efforts on promoting regenerative agriculture and soil health to the Delmarva, Kentucky, and Carolina regions. Chris Templeton will work with distributors to implement the PhycoTerra® product line into their recommended grower applications. “We have learned how to stimulate the microbiome and improve the soil structure while seeing a dramatic effect on …

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Precision Ag News 5/13

Carrie Muehling

HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Brock Waggoner as Sales Agronomist for the Midwest region. Through a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy provided essential support for Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency and project partner California Lutheran University in their effort to …

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Summit Agro USA Announces New Regev Fungicide

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agro USA is pleased to announce the introduction of the first hybrid fungicide for US agriculture – REGEV. This next generation disease control product combines the benefits of a botanical product with the advantages of a conventional fungicide. “REGEV brings together Tea Tree Oil and difenoconazole giving growers across a variety of crops a very effective disease control product, …

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