AMVAC’s Roots Run Deep

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the Farm Progress Show were able to see how AMVAC Chemical products like AZTEC and INDEX help improve corn root systems. AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager for Corn and Soy Jim Lappin explained results of trials on how different products perform on various corn trait hybrids and seed treatments. “Our products, added to your trait packages, can give you …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show

BASF Spotlights Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A semi truck wrapped with a Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 message greeted visitors to the Farm Progress Show last week, letting them know that this revolutionary biological is now part of the BASF portfolio. “Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 enhances the microbial activity around the corn root and the result is greater nutrient availability and uptake by the growing plant,” said Kerry Grossweiler with BASF …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, biologicals, Corn, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, Soil

3RIVE 3D Application Use Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC has been working with the 3RIVE 3D application system since at least 2015 when it debuted at the National Farm Machinery Show and use of the at-plant crop protection delivery platform has just continued to grow with the development of Capture 3RIVE 3D. At the recent Ag Media Summit, FMC product development manager Brent Jacobson said they will soon …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC

AMVAC Gearing Up for Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Like pretty much everyone in the corn and soybean belt, AMVAC Chemical is gearing up for Farm Progress Show next week in Boone, Iowa. Neil DeStefano, AMVAC director of portfolio management and marketing communications, is really excited about this year’s show and what they will have on display for farmers. “We’re really going to have two booths in one – …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection

FMC Updates from 2018 Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC is one of the many companies and organizations that provide support for the Ag Media Summit making it more affordable for everyone to attend. They also participate in the Info Expo to meet with editors and share their latest news. FMC regional technical manager Gail Stratman (pictured left) was on hand to talk about fall weed control and the …

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC

BASF Takes Over Bayer Assets

Cindy Zimmerman

Yesterday was a brand new day for BASF as the Chemical Company marked its entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides and nematicide seed treatments. BASF closed on its acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer, and has renamed the division from Crop Protection to Agricultural Solutions. “It strengthens our market position in agricultural solutions and creates new opportunities for growth,” said …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Bayer, Crop Protection

AMVAC Purchases Bayer Bromacil Business

Chuck Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical Corporation recently announced the purchase of the Bromacil herbicide business in the United States and Canada from Bayer Crop Science. The transaction is unrelated to the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer, and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. I spoke with Greg Warren, Marketing Manager, AMVAC, about the transaction and what it means to the company. …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection

Timac Agro USA Introduces Fertiactyl®ST Seed Treatment

Cindy Zimmerman

Timac Agro USA, a provider of crop nutritional solutions, introduces Fertiactyl® ST, a liquid seed treatment suitable for any crop started from seed. This formulation was developed from Timac Agro’s Fertiactyl® GZ to help farmers battle environmental stress during spring planting. It is the newest addition to an extensive portfolio developed from 20 years of research and development in the …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Seed

New Market Insights for Crop Biologics

Cindy Zimmerman

Microbial additives or “biologics” are becoming an important approach for farmers looking for ways to manage production challenges and a new study conducted by BioCognito and Farmgate Insights takes a multifaceted look at this expanding field of agriculture. According to the study, “Plant Microbiome, The Next Wave in Agriculture?,” more than $5 billion has been invested in this space in …

AgWired Precision, Biostimulants, Crop Protection, Soil, Sustainability

Crops & Chemicals USA 18 Agenda Features Industry Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

The full agenda is now available for this year’s Crops & Chemicals USA meeting, July 23-25, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The agenda for the meeting provides attendees with the critical science, technologies and contacts needed to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of biostimulant, biopesticide and agrochemical products. Included on the program this year are industry …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, BASF, Bayer, biobased, Biostimulants, Crop Protection, Events