New Bayer Seed Treatment Offers Promising Yield Benefit

Carrie Muehling

Bayer is helping growers bring more value without increasing inputs with Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0. The seed treatment is designed to bring a healthier soil environment around the plant root, yielding an additional average 3.8 bushels per acre. “With Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0, you don’t have to change what you’re doing today – especially in the cost effective environment that we’re in today – …

ASTA, Audio, Bayer, Seed

Plant Breeders Award Grad Scholarships

Jamie Johansen

The National Council of Commercial Plant Breeders (NCCPB) represents member companies in the business of plant improvement. So, a perfect place for them to award their Graduate Student Plant Breeding Award was the recent American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, IL. NCCPB offered three graduate student currently pursuing a PhD. in plant breeding awards of …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Crop Science, Plant Breeding

StollerUSA at #ASTACSS

Jamie Johansen

The 2017 American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo has grown into quite the show over the years and serves as a great place for agribusinesses to communicate their works with their peers and ag media. StollerUSA took advantage of that holding a press conference to discuss their focus. “We are not growing anymore land so we have …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, StollerUSA

Clariant Agrocer™ Now Granulated

Cindy Zimmerman

Clariant once again brightened up the trade show floor at the CSS 2017 and Seed Expo last week in Chicago and announced the latest development in their dedicated range of colorants for the agricultural industry. Clariant’s Agrocer seed colorants are now available in pre-dispersed granulated pigments with a very small particle size making them easy to disperse in cold water. …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Clariant, Seed

ZimmCast from #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

This ZimmCast comes to you from the ASTA CSS 2017 and Seed Expo in Chicago which I attended last week for the sixth year in a row, and Jamie got to experience for the first time. Founded in 1883, the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is one of the oldest trade organizations in the United States. The CSS stands for …

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Bayer Helps Fund ASTA Communications Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) unveiled a new video at the CSS 2017 & Seed Expo to help explain plant breeding innovations in a brief and entertaining way. The video is one of the communications efforts that ASTA partner Bayer has helped to support. Bayer seed traits and seed treatments management lead Brad May, who serves on the ASTA …

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Digital Ag and Big Data

Cindy Zimmerman

As our digital world expands in agriculture, big data keeps getting bigger and making a bigger difference in how farmers make decisions. Digital Agriculture: Big Data was a session this week at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) CSS 2017 & Seed Expo. University of Wisconsin agronomy professor Shawn Conley moderated the session which included presentations from: Paul Schrimpf Meister …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, data, Precision Agriculture, Seed

DuPont & Sumitomo’s Global Seed-Applied Tech Agreement

Jamie Johansen

DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited announced a global agreement to collaborate on the development, registration and commercialization of seed-applied technologies for use in key crops around the world. DuPont and Sumitomo Chemical formed this collaboration out of a shared objective to accelerate development and commercialization of novel seed-applied technologies to improve early plant growth and yields. The global agreement …

Agribusiness, AgWired AgNewsWire, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Crop Science, DowDuPont, Seed, Valent

2018 Agricultural Economy Themes

Jamie Johansen

A highlight for all who attended the American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) CSS & Seed Expo is an agricultural economy report from Dan Basse, AgResource. Back by popular demand, Basse took us through the 2018 economic themes he forecasts we will see in agriculture. “Generally speaking, it looks to be another year like the last one. We are thinking farming …

ASTA, Audio, Economy, Seed

ASTA Announces Student Video Awards

Cindy Zimmerman

The first-place winner of the first “Better Seed, Better Life” student video contest was awarded this week during the CSS 2017 & Seed Expo in Chicago. Sponsored by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA), the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB), and the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America (Tri-Societies), the …

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