New Market Insights for Crop Biologics

Cindy Zimmerman

Microbial additives or “biologics” are becoming an important approach for farmers looking for ways to manage production challenges and a new study conducted by BioCognito and Farmgate Insights takes a multifaceted look at this expanding field of agriculture. According to the study, “Plant Microbiome, The Next Wave in Agriculture?,” more than $5 billion has been invested in this space in …

AgWired Precision, Biostimulants, Crop Protection, Soil, Sustainability

Soil Health Partnership Grows and Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

As the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) heads into its fourth year of long-term data collection on working farms, the National Corn Growers Association initiative (NCGA) continues to grow and change. Nick Goeser, who has served as the project’s director since its launch in 2014, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Production and Sustainability for the National …

AgWired Precision, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Eco Agro Introduces Nitrogen Conservation Input System

Cindy Zimmerman

Eco Agro and Eco Agro International LLC are proud to introduce the Nitrogen Conservation Input System (NCIS) for use in the Urea Production Process. “Our latest innovation, “Nitrogen Conservation Input Systems” (NCIS), enables Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs) to be affordable and effective at a lower cost for today’s grower. We see NCIS as being a tool that overcomes a significant …

AgWired Precision, nitrogen, Soil

Industry News Briefs

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here and we have gotten behind on some industry news stories that we have wanted to post – so here are a few! Cyndee Smiley, formerly division marketing manager for Region 4 combines and front-end equipment, has been named media relations and communications manager for John Deere Ag & Turf Division for the …

Agri-Pulse, AgWired Precision, Brownfield, Corn, John Deere, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Turning Soil Health Into Profitability

Carrie Muehling

Farmers who enroll in the Soil Health Partnership gather lots of data regarding what is happening on their farms. To help them characterize what’s happening from a business performance outcome as they go through the program, there are specific data platforms and methods available. “There are plenty of opportunities where we can focus in very specifically on the business outcome …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Missouri Farmer Conserving for the Next Generation

Carrie Muehling

Giving the next generation a chance is part of the reason Missouri farmer Tim Gottman enrolled in the Soil Health Partnership. He urges other farmers to join him in thinking about the future. “If you’re a little unsure, just think about the future generations that are going to be coming into agriculture, and what’s the soil going to be like …

Audio, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Bayer Focusing Future Research, Innovation on Soil

Carrie Muehling

The keynote speaker at this year’s Soil Health Summit told participants they need to get involved and understand how the global economy affects innovation and the regulatory environment regarding agriculture. Sustainability is a key factor globally, and many of those efforts are tied to the soil. “We have a lot of very emergent technologies, disruptive technologies we’re working on, and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

Iowa Farmers Share Commitment to Soil Health

Carrie Muehling

Being a part of the Soil Health Partnership was a natural decision for two Iowa farmers who have now been enrolled in the program for a number of years. “I wanted to learn more about my soils and we were just getting into cover crops, so it just fit very well into what I was already doing,” said northeastern Iowa …

Audio, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

NCGA Pleased with Soil Health Progress

Carrie Muehling

More and more farmers are signing up to be a part of the Soil Health Partnership, a fact that was evident at the 2018 Soil Health Summit. The initial goal was to enroll 100 farmers over a five-year period. Organizers reached that goal after just three years and have now extended the program to at least 10 years based on …

Audio, NCGA, Soil, Soil Health Partnership

First Soil Health Partnership Awards Presented

Cindy Zimmerman

Four “Seeds of Change” awards were presented at the 4th Annual Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 18-19 in Chicago. These first awards were developed to highlight those members of the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to advocate for the partnership and for soil health throughout the year. And the winners are – from left to right in …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Award, Soil, Soil Health Partnership