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Carrie Muehling

The Fertilizer Institute announced that it and the Biostimulant Coalition have reached a formal agreement to form a “Biostimulant Council” and work together to advance policy and regulatory frameworks that increase biostimulant market access and encourage research and innovation. The Biostimulant Coalition is a non-profit group of interested parties cooperating to proactively address regulatory and legislative issues involving biological or …

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Precision Ag News 12/30

Carrie Muehling

Even in an unpredictable year, the innovative Agrisure® traits portfolio delivered strong in-field performance across the Midwest. The portfolio offers numerous proven solutions for growers striving to protect their corn’s genetic yield potential from common pests. Agrisure Duracade trait stacks feature novel, alternate modes of action to help preserve trait durability and delay insect adaptation for long-term field health, yielding …

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Precision Ag News 12/23

Carrie Muehling

John Deere has entered into an allied distribution agreement with Smart Guided Systems to sell and support its Smart-Apply Intelligent Control System through the John Deere dealer channel in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. For much of the past century, the invasive pink bollworm wreaked havoc in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico – inflicting tens of millions of …

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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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Heliae Agriculture Partners with WinField United Canada

Cindy Zimmerman

Saturday, December 5, was World Soil Day and Heliae® Agriculture celebrated by announcing a new collaboration with WinField® United Canada to bring new value to ag retailers through assisting farmers’ transition to regenerative agriculture practices. Through this collaboration, WinField United will integrate the PhycoTerra® soil microbe food into their comprehensive product and technology offerings, starting November 19, 2020. “At WinField …

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Sand-to-Soil Technology Could Help Achieve Food Security

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae Development, LLC and Agricola Cerro Prieto (ACP) have just announced findings of a year-long water retention trial, revealing a major advancement in transforming sand to soil, which could lead to greater food security, improved nutrition and more sustainable agriculture The significance of global warming and climate change on global food production cannot be overestimated. The goal to end hunger, …

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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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