Precision Ag News 12/16

Carrie Muehling

Kinze Manufacturing has entered into an agreement with General Implement Distributors, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, to distribute Kinze planters, tillage equipment and grain carts to their dealers in 18 states, mostly in the western U.S. U.S. farmers not only planted and harvested a large crop successfully in 2020, but they also rolled out some impressive yields in the …

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Precision Ag News 12/9

Carrie Muehling

Increased corn rootworm (CRW) pressure is projected to persist in corn crops throughout the Central and Northwest Midwest in 2021. But according to Wyffels Hybrids®, growers can take steps to predict the risk of significant rootworm feeding and protect their crops. The best way to predict rootworm risk the following year is to monitor corn rootworm beetle activity during the …

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Precision Ag News 12/2

Carrie Muehling

In a paper published Nov. 25 in Nature, Kansas State University researchers, in collaboration with the international 10+ Genome Project led by the University of Saskatchewan, have announced the complete genome sequencing of 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world — an invaluable resource to improve global wheat production. Kamterter Products, L.L.C. has won Syngenta‘s 2020 FarMore® Vision …

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Precision Ag News 11/25

Carrie Muehling

In 2018, an epidemic of corn tar spot plagued corn growers from Florida to Michigan. This plant disease, caused by the fungus Phyllachora maydis, reduced corn yields by as much as 60 bushels per acre. Compounding difficulties, the fungus cannot be grown in a lab, limiting scientists’ understanding of how to fight it. To combat its spread, the Foundation for …

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Precision Ag News 11/18

Carrie Muehling

A virtual InfoAg conference, brought to you by The Fertilizer Institute, is scheduled for December 15-17, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST. Register here. The 2nd anniversary of Living Soil, a documentary film about the soil health movement in the United States, celebrates its surpassing 1 million views. The 60-minute film, which is available for free on YouTube, …

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Precision Ag News 11/11

Carrie Muehling

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has completed and published updates to its set of national conservation practice standards, which offer guidelines for planning, installing, operating and maintaining conservation practices used by farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners nationwide. Fifty-eight standards have been updated or revised since August. A new agricultural app makes it easier for farmers to keep barn equipment …

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Precision Ag News 11/4

Carrie Muehling

American Farmland Trust has launched online access to the methods, tools, and training resources it used in developing case studies featuring soil health successful farmers in its Quantifying the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Soil Health project funded by a USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant. AgroLiquid announced Nick Bancroft stepped into the role of chief executive officer, …

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Precision Ag News 10/28

Carrie Muehling

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new 5-year registration for XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology, an important weed-control tool for many U.S. growers. The new EPA registration for XtendiMax herbicide follows Bayer’s recent launch announcement for XtendFlex® soybeans, which brings additional yield potential and weed-control flexibility to the Roundup Ready® Xtend Crop System. BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection …

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Precision Ag News 10/21

Carrie Muehling

University of Florida scientists achieved a major milestone in their quest to develop a citrus greening-resistant tree by sequencing the genome of a fruit plant that’s a close cousin to citrus trees. Farmers will have 20 new Channel® XtendFlex® soybean products for their farms and fields in 2021. During the 2020 season, these XtendFlex products have been widely planted and …

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Precision Ag News 10/14

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Cibus announced an additional 12 of its trait products have been designated as non-regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Services. This brings Cibus’ total number of designated non-GMO trait products to 14. All segments of ag equipment, small to large, grew in September 2020 continuing a positive trend for …

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