Alltech Accelerator 1 – Biome Makers

Carrie Muehling

Biome Makers is one of eight startup companies participating in the Pearse Lyons Accelerator run by Alltech and Dogpatch Labs. The agri-tech accelerator aims to address a diverse set of challenges facing agriculture today. California-based Biome Makers is using DNA sequencing to profile the whole spectrum of microbes living in the soil, according to Adrian Ferraro, co-founder and CEO. “The …

AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Precision Agriculture, Soil

Soil Health Rooted in Data

Cindy Zimmerman

The theme for the 2019 Soil Health Summit was “Rooted in Data, Growing Success” and gathering data about soil health practices has been the focus of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) since the beginning. SHP lead scientist Maria Bowman presented some of the latest data they have gathered. “A lot of our farmers are improving their soil organic matter and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, cover crops, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, Sustainability

Soil Health Summit Awards Honor Best in Soil Health

Cindy Zimmerman

Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit this week in St. Louis. The awards highlight those participants in the program who have gone above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year. The five award recipients are (pictured left to right) Exceptional Educators: John (and Joan) Maxwell, Donahue, …

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5th Soil Health Summit Biggest Yet

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 Soil Health Summit kicked off Tuesday in St. Louis with a record number of attendees. This is the 5th Summit and the program has grown tremendously in a very short time. Soil Health Partnership Executive Director Shefali Mehta says this year’s program is the most diverse in terms of presentations and breakout sessions and the attendees, partners and …

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2019 Soil Health Summit Open to Public

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time, the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is opening up the annual Soil Health Summit in 2019 and encouraging all growers and agronomists to attend. The event will be held January 15-16, 2019 in St. Louis. The farmer-led soil management project has been involved in a long-term data collection effort to measure the on-farm economic and environmental impact …

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Nature Conservancy Backs Farm Bill Conservation Programs

Cindy Zimmerman

As House and Senate Agriculture leaders keep working toward passing a farm bill yet this year, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is urging Congress to approve legislation that will continue to provide farmers and ranchers with the tools to conserve our nation’s land and water resources. “The farm bill is the most important legislation for conserving private lands in America,” said …

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Teralytic Earns Ag Data Transparent Certification

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil analytics company Teralytic has completed the Ag Data Transparent certification, affirming that their data use is private, secure, and transparent. Teralytic, which recently released the world’s first wireless NPK sensor in their comprehensive soil probes, joins companies like John Deere, Farmers’ Business Network, GROWMARK, Granular and more in bringing data transparency and consumer trust to the forefront. “The Teralytic …

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BASF Spotlights Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A semi truck wrapped with a Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 message greeted visitors to the Farm Progress Show last week, letting them know that this revolutionary biological is now part of the BASF portfolio. “Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 enhances the microbial activity around the corn root and the result is greater nutrient availability and uptake by the growing plant,” said Kerry Grossweiler with BASF …

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ZimmCast 595 – Soil Health Partnership & Can-Am

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll meet the new leader of the Soil Health Partnership. We’ll also find out what’s new with Can-Am when it comes to a hunter’s dream machine. Don’t forget that you can subscribe to the ZimmCast in iTunes, Google Play and other podcast directories. Or you can just listen right here if you’d like. The ZimmCast is …

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