Farm Credit: ‘Know Your Input Costs’

Carrie Muehling

The March 15 deadline for crop insurance renewals means producers need to have a good idea of their inputs costs going into the coming growing season in order to compare that number to what can be guaranteed by their current crop insurance plan. “One of the biggest things is knowing that guarantee, and we can give them that right now, …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Insurance, Farm Credit

AMVAC Takes Prescription Approach with SIMPAS

Carrie Muehling

AMVAC demonstrated the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. The system is called SIMPAS, which stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System. “It’s an application system that allows you to apply multiple products while planting,” said Jason Jimmerson, SIMPAS product manager. “It’s a prescription approach, so as you can see, …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Commodity Classic, Video

Seed Treatment Can Harness Soil Microbes

Cindy Zimmerman

A new and improved seed treatment will soon be available for corn growers that promises to help them “be dirt rich” to reach higher yield potential. The Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 system is the next generation of the top selling seed treatment, Poncho/VOTiVO, which combines a fast-acting systemic insecticide with a biological seed treatment that provides protection against nematodes. The 2.0 is …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed

Fighting Corn Rootworm with Steward EC

Carrie Muehling

Steward EC insecticide from FMC is a new tool for farmers fighting corn rootworm, especially in areas with highly irrigated acres where continuous corn is prevalent. Brent Neuberger, senior technical service manager for FMC, said offering a different mode of action is vital to growers with high corn rootworm pressure. “Again, it goes back to being varied in how we …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Insecticides

Biological Products Coming Up Big for Agriculture

Carrie Muehling

The biological segment of agriculture is really beginning to take off, and that was evident at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. “When I look at ag in general and I look at the nutrient requirements as we kind of expand our knowledge on how we feed these crops, it’s going to be vitally important for us to look at …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection

John Deere ExactApply™ Retrofit Kits Now Available

Carrie Muehling

John Deere is giving farmers the opportunity to bring existing sprayers up to speed with ExactApply technology through retrofit kits now available from local dealers. Application quality is vital to a grower’s success, according to Doug Felter, product marketing manager for application equipment with John Deere. “Being able to change nozzles on the go is something that is exclusive to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, John Deere

Bayer Fighting SCN, SDS with ILeVO

Carrie Muehling

As soybean cyst nematode (SCN) continues to evolve, growers need new tools to fight against yield loss in their fields. “Nearly all of the SCN-resistant varieties out there have the same source of resistance. And over time, the SCN is actually adapting to that source of resistance, so it’s no longer quite as effective as it used to be,” said …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Soybean

Bayer Makes Contribution to American Heart Association

Carrie Muehling

Bayer contributed over $5,000 to the American Heart Association based on 2017 sales of LibertyLink soybeans. It was a record year for LibertyLink soybeans, planted on more than 17 million acres in 2017. Weed control is the top reason farmers are planting LibertyLink. “We’ve seen tremendous success with Liberty in terms of growers controlling their key driver weeds,” said David …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, LibertyLink

FMC Introduces New Tool to Combat Resistant Weeds

Jamie Johansen

FMC Agricultural Solutions introduces a new tool to combat resistant weeds, Authority® Supreme herbicide. And just in time for the 2018 growing season. The U.S. EPA and Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency have granted registration in soybeans, sunflowers and dry field peas. Authority Supreme herbicide provides two effective sites of action to combat some of the toughest resistant weeds. The …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Herbicide

Transparency Key for Ag Data

Carrie Muehling

As more and more equipment will gather information for its farmer customers, John Deere is taking that data and the questions about privacy that go along with it very seriously. “Data is becoming increasingly important for our customers. If you look over the past five years, data has really become a prominent part of the conversation, because customers understand how …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, data, Equipment, John Deere