AMVAC® Closes Agreement With Clean Seed Capital Group

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, today announced a strategic license and investment agreement with Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. The relationship results in Clean Seed licensing to AMVAC certain intellectual property rights for an initial investment of US$2,500,000, plus an undisclosed royalty that will be payable to Clean Seed by AMVAC in conjunction with AMVAC’s future SIMPAS™ hardware sales. AMVAC …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Planting, Precision Agriculture, Seed

USDA Forecasts Increased Corn and Bean Acres

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

USDA’s 2020 Prospective Plantings report released Tuesday forecasts eight percent more corn acres this year compared to 2019 and ten percent more soybean acres. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97.0 million acres, up 8 percent or 7.29 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be up or …

Audio, Corn, Planting, Soybean, USDA

Bayer Fluency Agency Advanced for Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced in 2017, helped more farmers plant more sustainably this year than ever before. Bayer developed Fluency Agent Advanced to replace standard seed lubricants made of talc, graphite or a talc-graphite blend for corn and soybean seeds. In addition to improving planter performance, Fluency Agent Advanced helps reduce the amount of total dust released …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Planting, Seed

Wet Weather Delays Corn Planting

Cindy Zimmerman

Many planters around the Corn Belt were sitting idle last week as wet weather continued to delay planting progress at the start of the season, much to the dismay of farmers anxious to get into the fields. The latest crop progress report from USDA this week shows corn planting progress at six percent falling behind last year at this time …

Corn, Cotton, Planting, sorghum, USDA

Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Planting, Video

MaxEmerge 5e Rolling Out in 2017

Lizzy Schultz

John Deere is offering growers more consistent population control than ever before with the release of the MaxEmerge 5e set for the 2017 planting season. Ryan Hough, Product Marketing Manager, Planting and Seeding Operations, sat down with Chuck during the John Deere Product Reveal for Ag Media to discuss how the MaxEmerge offers growers precision technology that can help increase …

Ag Group, Audio, Equipment, John Deere, Planting

2017 Looks Promising at John Deere

Kelly Marshall

The growing season for 2017 will bring about some promising new additions to John Deere‘s product line up. Available next spring is the new MaxEmerge 5e row units for a variety of Deere planters, including the mini-hopper and DB planters. MaxEmerge 5e row units will improve seeding population accuracy when it operating on a curve– up to 20 percent improvement in …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Harvest, Planting

#Plant16 Progress Surges

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that corn planting continues to be ahead of the five-year average.  Last week results showed 30 percent of the total corn acres have been planted, numbers that exceed the average by 14 percentage points and ten percentage points ahead of where growers were just the week before. Missouri leads the way in corn planing, surpassing …

Agribusiness, Corn, Planting, USDA

#Plant16 Already on a Roll

Cindy Zimmerman

The #Plant16 hash tag has been burning up Twitter in the past week as corn planting jumped up to 13% compared to the five year average of eight percent. According to USDA, planting progress is now ahead of average by 37 percentage points in Missouri, which at 58% planted nearly a quarter of its crop last week. Iowa, Kansas and …

Corn, Planting, Uncategorized, USDA

Illinois HerbFest Celebrates Earth Day

Lizzy Schultz

The Illinois Herb Association will celebrate this month’s Earth Day festivities during the 2016 HerbFest. The event will be held April 16 in Chillicothe, Illinois, at Chillicothe Public Library. “The annual HerbFest was previously held in June and September, but this year will be moving to April in order to celebrate Earth Day and build nature into the program,” said …

Ag Group, Conservation, Environment, Planting, specialty crops, Sustainability