Precision Ag Bytes 7/10

Carrie Muehling

Bayer CropScience, The Mosaic Company, Syngenta and the Conservation Infrastructure Initiative co-led by the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance and Iowa’s Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship have signed on as a Diamond-level sponsors of the Conservation Technology Information Center Conservation in Action Tour. The tour, which will be held August 20 and 21 in Des Moines, Iowa, is CTIC’s 12th …

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Precision Ag Bytes 7/3

Carrie Muehling

Farm Market iD released its annual farmer, crop and farmland database update on June 28, 2019, providing powerful insights from the 2018 crop year. Insights gathered from the 2018 crop year data include: 2,867,449 active farmers (includes both owners and operators); 323,552,517 planted acres; average age is 63.1 years old; average Gross Farm Income is $168,368; 64.3 percent have a …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/26

Carrie Muehling

JCB set a new British speed record for tractors with a modified version of its JCB 8000-series Fastrac. The tractor achieved an average maximum speed of 103.6 mph over two runs at Elvington Airfield in the United Kingdom. Television and motorsports personality Guy Martin was behind the wheel. The ARA Invitational Golf Tournament will again be part of the 2019 …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/19

Cindy Zimmerman

InfoAg 2019 is offering a full day pre-conference tour this year of America’s Central Port in St. Louis with an afternoon of field demonstrations on Monday July 22 prior to the conference July 23-25 at Union Station. In conjunction with its year long 125th Anniversary celebration, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is issuing five $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/12

Carrie Muehling

igus has developed the world’s first intelligent plain bearing, a high-performance plastic that warns of failure and allows machine and equipment operators to plan maintenance, repairs or part replacement in advance. The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has recognized the winning teams in the spring 2019 Purple Plow Challenge, Protect the Pollinators. Each team received a 3-D printer and …

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Precision Ag Bytes 6/5

Carrie Muehling

To better interpret site specific soil data, yield and remote imagery data, A&L Laboratories has launched TerraSiteRx™ analytics platform. This platform provides ag retailers and crop consultants analytical tools and algorithms to gain deeper insights from farm data resulting in more profitable decision making. Cargill and the Soil Health Institute have announced a new partnership to assess, demonstrate and communicate …

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Precision Ag Bytes 5/29

Carrie Muehling

The Soil Health Institute invites applications to give a poster presentation at its Fourth Annual Meeting “Soil Health: A Global Imperative” to be held July 16-18, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. Presenters should plan to be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 16, to discuss their work with other attendees. The 2019 InfoAg Program is once again filled with …

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Precision Ag Bytes 5/22

Carrie Muehling

While farmers struggle to get crops in the ground, barge traffic ferrying fertilizer north is at a standstill. As concerns about fertilizer availability intensify, Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC is working with farmers to find alternative ways to meet the nutritional demands of their crops this season, especially nitrogen. Helena recommends adding a nitrogen stabilizer to stretch supply as far as possible, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 5/15

Carrie Muehling

The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Nicole Hasheider, who joins the organization as director of biotechnology and crop inputs in the St. Louis office. U.S. sales numbers of ag tractors and combines were up in almost every category, according to the latest Association of Equipment Manufacturers sales data. Total 2-wheel-drive tractors experienced an 11.8 percent growth in sales from April …

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Precision Ag Bytes 5/8

Carrie Muehling

AgGateway has published five new case studies that demonstrate specific company examples of how implementation of AgGateway resources has led to direct return on investment for agribusinesses. These brief, 2-page flyers can be found on AgGateway’s website, along with six other studies that were published last year. The Conservation Technology Information Center launched online registrations for its 12th annual Conservation …

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