BASF Offers Limus® Nitrogen Management for 2015

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BASF Crop Protection announced last week that Limus® nitrogen management will be available for sale in the U.S. for the 2015 growing season, and we had the chance during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to learn more from BASF product manager Nick Fassler. “Where growers will use Limus is when they’re making urea or UAN applications,” said Fassler. …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, NAFB

Wrapping up the 2014 CTIC Tour

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album The CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) was the most interesting of the tours I have attended so far. I grew up just east of the Everglades in Broward County and did agricultural reporting in Florida for ten years, but I never really had the chance to …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Farming, Fertilizer, John Deere

Verdesian Signs Deal with Los Alamos National Lab

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On the heels of a media day hosted at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences, comes the announcement the Verdesian has signed a licensing agreement with LANL to develop and market their latest nitrogen enhancement technology for plants. The agreement extends the current relationship with LANL, under which Verdesian is marketing and distributing the research institution’s …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer, Verdesian

Innovation Will Meet Needs of America

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Dave Pesiri is the director of the Feynman Center for Innovation. He defines innovation as taking a new technology of idea into a new market. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a place where a lot of new technologies emerge, and the Center dedicates much of its time to working with others to deploy the technology from the pages of a …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Research, Verdesian

Verdesian Mission: Education

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Verdesian has a mission as part of being a science-based company. And part of that mission is education – education of both journalists and farmers. To learn more about why this is so important, I spoke with Michael Berry, senior marketing manager with Verdesian, who hosted about half a dozen ag media at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As Berry succinctly …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory Ag Innovations

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I recently had the opportunity to spend some time at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). While the federal lab’s main mission is military defense, many innovations can be reimagined to work well in agriculture. To learn more about going from the lab to the field, I spoke with John Mott, technical writer for LANL. Mott first started at LANL …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Get to Know Verdesian

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Verdesian Life Sciences is a plant health plant nutrition company. According to CEO and founder JJ Grow, from the start their plan was to create a portfolio of companies that had really good technology focused on nitrogen and phosphorous efficiencies as well as delivery systems, elicitors and innocolents. Or “things that help fixate nitrogen”. Beginning in 2011 when Grow was …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Verdesian – From the Lab to the Field

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I recently had the opportunity to learn about Verdesian’s philosophy of how they take technologies and customize them to agriculture. I should take a step back and mention that Verdesian has a strong relationship with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the process of taking their defense research and “spinning it off” for agricultural applications. As Nigel Grech, executive vice …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Eco Agro Resources Launches PENXCEL Technology

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Eco Agro Resources expanded its portfolio today with the announcement of a new a delivery system for active ingredients in the agricultural fertilizer market: PENXCEL™ Technology. The unique formulated system was announced during The Fertilizer Institute annual meeting in San Francisco, California and was developed to deliver fertilizer additives for dry and liquid fertilizer. The delivery system drives active ingredients …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer

Verdesian Life Sciences Acquires SFP

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Verdesian Life Sciences of Cary, North Carolina has announced the acquisition of Specialty Fertilizer Products (SFP), a Leawood, Kansas-based company focused on fertilizer efficiency products. According to Verdesian CEO J.J. Grow, joining forces with SFP will add more than 270 patent properties to the company’s portfolio. “SFP’s innovative fertilizer solutions are a natural fit with Verdesian’s expansive product offerings that …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer