Corvus: Understanding Reactivation

Carrie Muehling

The success of Bayer’s Corvus herbicide goes beyond residual activity. What sets it apart from others in the same class is reactivation, which allows weed control in the absence of moisture, says Mark Waddington, product development manager for selective corn herbicides. “All herbicides take water or moisture or rainfall to control weeds. That’s how you get your residual control. The …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Corvus, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, Herbicide

GROWMARK’s FS Simulator Makes Training Fun

Jamie Johansen

GROWMARK’s FS applicator simulator was on display for media this week in Bloomington, IL. The simulator was created as a training module for FS System operators to practice, study, and enhance their ability, knowledge, and safety skills. “To the best of my knowledge, this simulator is the first of its kind in agriculture being used for training,” said Erik Wilcox, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, FS System, GROWMARK

Biostimulants World Congress Coming to Miami

Cindy Zimmerman

The use of biostimulants in agriculture has grown dramatically over recent years and could reach $2 billion by next year, but there is still much that needs to be learned about the diverse formulations on the market and being developed that are applied to plants or soils to regulate and enhance the crop’s physiological processes. The 3rd Biostimulants World Congress …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biostimulants, Events

Would Your Soil Pass the Tighty Whitey Test?

Jamie Johansen

The Illinois Corn Growers Association had a head turning display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show centered around soil health. The question is, would your soil pass the tighty whitey test? “Search #SoilYourUndies online and you will find how farmers from all over the U.S. and Canada are taking this approach to learning more about soil health. The better health …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Soil

Bayer Advancing Toward the Next Era of Ag

Carrie Muehling

Bayer offers a great deal of technology in today’s marketplace, with a pipeline of new technologies coming to growers in the future. “We’re reinvesting into agriculture. We’re reinvesting into growers,” says Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for North American Corn and Soy. “We’re taking our returns and hiring scientists and putting scientists to work to not only bring the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Bayer, Crop Science, Farm Progress Show

Precision Ag Bytes 9/13

Kelly Marshall

AgGateway will hold a new “Seed Quick Connect” session for agricultural retailers, distributors and manufacturers to determine where and how they can better connect electronically to streamline their seed transactions. This meeting is part of AgGateway’s Annual Conference, November 6-9 in San Diego. Bayer has announced 100 cotton growers have qualified for the inaugural class of the FiberMax Maximizer Club …

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GROWMARK Committed to Nutrient Management

Carrie Muehling

Nutrient management was a focus of the GROWMARK-FS System exhibit at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur. The regional cooperative has spearheaded a number of initiatives to help farmers learn more about nutrient management strategies and to assist them in executing those practices on their farms. “The main thing we do when we’re working with customers is trying to …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, Nutrient Management, Sustainability

John Deere 5R Series Utility Tractor – Power & Versatility

Jamie Johansen

Offering tractors from 90 to 125 engine hp, the John Deere 5R series tractors were on display at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. Attendees saw first-hand the advanced technology to the utility tractor provides, meeting many farming demands. John Doyle, product marketing manager, took us through key product specs and the ideal customer of this new product offering. “The 5R …

Agribusiness, AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Forage, Hay, John Deere, Livestock

Arkansas Urged to Consider Impact of Dicamba Ban

Cindy Zimmerman

The Arkansas State Plant Board is considering recommendations for dicamba use in the 2018 growing season that Monsanto calls “unwarranted” and BASF considers to be a “rush to judgement.” On August 24, the state’s Dicamba Task Force voted to recommend a cutoff date of April 15 next year for the use of all dicamba products, including Monsanto’s XtendiMax and BASF’s …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Monsanto, Soybean, weed management

SMART Farmer Robb Fraley

Cindy Zimmerman

Robb Fraley isn’t our typical SMART Farmer, but after growing up on a small Illinois farm, his work has helped farmers around the world produce food more sustainably with science and technology that has helped increase yields by decreasing threats to crops. That technology is genetic modification of plants, creating GMO crops that are resistance to insects and disease, able …

AgWired Precision, Audio, GMO, Monsanto, SMART Farmer, USFRA