ZimmCast 606 – Audio & Analytics

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The end of 2018 made for a busy time with family but also a time to reflect on the year with our AgNewsWire service and AgWired. I get asked all the time about how many people we reach, how many people listen, who are they and more. It’s just not a simple question to answer. But I took a stab …

Audio, BASF, Corn, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Uncategorized, ZimmCast

Regional Breakouts Give Growers More Information

Carrie Muehling Leave a Comment

Growers at the 2019 BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit welcomed an opportunity to hear about trial results from across their region, and not just the ones on their individual farms. BASF Regional Agronomist Dr. Craig Bednarz presented in one of the regional breakout sessions with growers. “With each of the growers that we work with every year, we share …

Audio, BASF, Cotton

Soil Health Rooted in Data

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The theme for the 2019 Soil Health Summit was “Rooted in Data, Growing Success” and gathering data about soil health practices has been the focus of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) since the beginning. SHP lead scientist Maria Bowman presented some of the latest data they have gathered. “A lot of our farmers are improving their soil organic matter and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, cover crops, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

FMC Launches Lucento™ Fungicide for 2019 Season

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FMC Corporation has officially launched Lucento™ fungicide for the 2019 growing season. The launch was announced after Environmental Protection Agency granted FMC registration for Lucento in corn, soybeans, peanuts, sugarbeets and wheat. Lucento fungicide encompasses two separate modes of action (flutriafol, FRAC Group 3, and bixafen, FRAC Group 7) to deliver broad-spectrum disease efficacy, fungicide resistance management, plant mobility and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Corn, FMC, Fungicide, Peanuts, Soybean, Wheat

President Recognizes Farm Workers in Border Plan

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President Donald Trump presented a detailed plan to the public on Saturday in an attempt to end the government shut down and strengthen border security. “Both sides in Washington must simply come together, listen to each other, put down their armor, build trust, reach across the aisle, and find solutions,” the president said as he laid out a compromise incorporating …

Audio, Government, labor

New Cotton Varieties on the Horizon

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Cotton growers are looking forward to some new varieties coming in the near future, including the transition to a brand new chemistry not currently used in cotton. “It’s huge, because it brings forward a new tool for them to use in their program right now that they don’t currently have,” said Dr. Fred Moore, BASF Principal Trait Development Manager for …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Cotton

On-Farm Data Key to Developing New Cotton Varieties

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BASF cotton breeders are excited about launching new product innovations that will continue to help growers. Dr. Cory Mills works out of a state of the art facility in Lubbock, Texas, where his breeding group uses molecular tools to help select traits farmers need to grow better cotton crops. Mills, who was at the 2019 BASF APT Summit, spoke highly …

Audio, BASF, Cotton

Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

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Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit this week in St. Louis. The awards highlight those participants in the program who have gone above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. The five award recipients are (pictured left to right) Exceptional Educators: John (and Joan) Maxwell, Donahue, …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Farm Credit System Outlook on Agriculture Credit Conditions

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Three Farm Credit CEOs briefed the media Wednesday on credit conditions and the general agricultural economy. Below are links to audio files of the remarks from each CEO representing different parts of the country. Click here for supporting materials. Kathy Heustess, CEO, ArborOne Farm Credit – South Carolina/Southeast Mark Jensen, CEO, Farm Credit Services of America/Frontier Farm Credit – NE/IA/SD/WY …

Audio, Crop Insurance, Farm Credit, Financial

BASF Expanding Cotton Weed Control Choices

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Weed control was among topics discussed at the 2019 BASF APT Summit in New Orleans. BASF Technical Service Representative Alvin Rhodes presented an overview of current crop protection products available to cotton growers. “Well, we at BASF are, of course, very excited that now we have such a broad list of products that we can help the cotton farmer with,” …

Audio, BASF, Cotton, Herbicide