A Look at New Holland’s Discbine

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New Holland gave media a sneak peak of their new products during a media day prior to the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa. One of the technologies the attendees were able to see was the Discbine and they learned about the new features from Jordan Milewski, brand marketing managing, Crop Preparation. In the video below, you’ll learn about …

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Mitas Launches “Farmers Can” To Celebrate Farmer Ingenuity

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With a manufacturing facility in Charles City, Iowa, Mitas understands that today’s farmers are in a constant battle to get the most out of their farms. Farmers Can is a place where farmers share ideas with other farmers. “Mitas believes in supporting the community that supports us. Our goal for Farmers Can is to enable farmers to share their ideas …

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Biologics R & D at Bayer Crop Science

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Biologics are based on materials found in nature. At the Bayer Crop Science booth during the Farm Progress Show I spoke with Head of Biologic Research for Bayer CropScience, Dr. Jonathan Margolis, who is based out of their new facilities in Sacramento, CA. There he works with live microbes like bacteria, fungi and plant extracts. “The difference between those and …

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Learning More about BASF Limus

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During the Farm Progress Show last week, BASF Crop Protection Product Manager for Diversified Herbicides and Nutrient Management Nick Fassler was on hand to talk about the company’s new Limus urease inhibitor. “BASF’s been talking about Functional Crop Care for the last several years and nutrient management was one core pillar in that group of new innovations we were going …

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Experiencing Farm Progress with Katie Johnson

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I had some fun times at the Farm Progress Show this week but probably no more than I had with Iowa State ag communications student Katie Johnson. She took a few days off school to work in the media center sponsored by BASF and help out the reporters as well as public relations professionals floating around the tent drumming up …

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Time for Play at #FPS14

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The entire ZimmComm Team was present for this year’s Farm Progress Show and as expected it was packed with interviews, press conferences, photography and of course, lots of blogging. But don’t worry it wasn’t all work and no play. Leah and I took advantage of Farm Progress Show, Iowa State Center and Syngenta’s sponsorship of the first of many to …

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AgInfomatics Identying the Benefits of Insecticides

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I learned a lot this week during the Farm Progress Show but one particular thing I learned about was neonicotinoids. Until I met Pete Nowak with Madison, Wisconsin-based AgInfomatics and an emeritus professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison, I had never heard the term nor had any idea what it meant. Now I do. So let’s go to school …

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New Holland Tier 4B Guardian Sprayers

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At the New Holland Media Day just prior to the Farm Progress Show we got to see the new Tier 4B Front-boom Guardian Sprayer. In the video below you will learn about the features of this sprayer which include: The smart way to spray: ‘never look back’ Industry-leading horsepower, ground clearance, ride and turning radius 1,600 US/gallon tank and 120-foot …

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BASF Farm Perspectives Survey

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At the Farm Progress Show this week, BASF released a new Farm Perspectives Study, conducted earlier this year, comparing consumer and farmer viewpoints on agriculture-related issues based on opinions from more than 9,000 people in seven different countries. “This is actually the second study, it was first conducted in 2011,” said BASF Technical Crop Production Specialist AJ Woodyard. Conducted in …

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Summit Group Announces Corn Ethanol Plant in Brazil

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Alden, Iowa-based Summit Group announced a project to build the first modern corn ethanol plant in Brazil during the 2014 Farm Progress Show. The project will consist of a US$140 million ethanol plant near Lucas do Rio Verde in Mato Grosso, a leading agricultural state in west central Brazil and the country’s largest producer of corn and soybeans. The project …

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