Precision Ag Bytes 3/13

Carrie Muehling

AgBiome Innovations™, the commercial arm of AgBiome™, introduced Lektivar™ 40SC, a novel fungicide (fluazinam) that provides superior control of foliar and soil-borne diseases to include white mold, southern blight, downy mildew, early blight, and many others. TerrAvion announced a new partnership with FarmLogs, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based farm management software provider. The partnership will allow FarmLogs customers to add high-resolution …

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Precision Ag Bytes 3/6

Carrie Muehling

South Dakota State University and University of Kentucky plant pathologists have confirmed that Cercospora sojina, a soybean pathogen that causes frogeye leaf spot, has shown resistance to QoI fungicides (quinone outside inhibitor, strobilurin, e.g. active ingredients in Headline and Quadris) in South Dakota. Dr. Todd Wehner has been added to the team of instructors for the upcoming class of the …

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Precision Ag Bytes 2/27

Carrie Muehling

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced that Dr. Pamela Marrone, founder and CEO of MBI, was honored this week with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award by BioAg World and Bionema, a leading biopesticide product testing and technology development company. Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. also announced that Venerate® CG has been approved for use in California. This week marks 15-years in business …

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Precision Ag Bytes 2/20

Carrie Muehling

InfoAg 2019 will be July 23-25 at Union Station in St. Louis. Register now through July 8 to receive an Early Bird discount. In December 2018, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized the standards for mandatory “GMO” labeling by releasing the “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” (NBFDS). The NBFDS establishes the rules of the road for disclosing which foods …

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Precision Ag Bytes 2/13

Carrie Muehling

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a leading developer of biological crop protection and plant health solutions, is offering a pair of products – Haven® for Plant Health and Regalia® Biofungicide – to serve California almond growers as market demand for almonds continues to boom around the globe. Valent U.S.A. LLC announced the launch of MycoApply® EndoPrime® SC – a liquid formulation …

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Precision Ag Bytes 2/6

Carrie Muehling

UPL Limited announced the completion of its acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Inc. from Platform Specialty Products for $4.2 billion. Airbus launched an innovative service called Verde that delivers detailed crop analytics from satellite imagery, perfectly clipped to the field and accurately de-clouded. Served as plug and play API to any precision agriculture portal, Verde provides reliable and quantified measures of …

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Carrie Muehling

TechAccel announced the launch of RNAissance Ag LLC, a new company that holds the exclusive license to RNA-interference technology in partnership with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO. The new company will use the proprietary technology in the development of sprayable insect control measures. Register for Foster Our Future to experience how Foundation for Food and …

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Precision Ag Bytes 1/23

Carrie Muehling

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding. The Soil Health Academy recently announced its line-up of school locations, dates and topics, as well as the availability of scholarships for its 2019 schools. Dates, locations …

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Precision Ag Bytes 1/16

Carrie Muehling

Ceres Imaging has announced the release of results of a new rice imagery study showing successful prediction of rice nitrogen uptake at panicle initiation. The study validates the possibility of generating nitrogen topdressing recommendations directly from remotely-sensed data with reduced or no physical sampling. John Deere was presented with six AE50 Awards for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture. Each …

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Precision Ag Bytes 1/9

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta has joined the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research’s (FFAR) Crops of the Future Collaborative as an executive committee participant. Legion Bio Chem recently announced the launch of its newest product, EnduraSeed™, adding to the robust EnduraGro™ biologicals product line. Legion’s GroWell™ Solutions include FasGro™ starter fertilizers, ZenaGro™ micronutrients, FortiGro™ foliar nutrients, and EnduraGro microorganisms and bio-stimulants. 2019 U.S. …

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