Syngenta Strengthens Digital Tools for Growers

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Syngenta is focused on building practical tools for growers and advisors when it comes to technology and data, according to Marcos Castro, business development manager for digital agriculture. Castro shared a number of those tools with those attending the 2019 Ag Media Summit in Minneapolis, including a partnership with Sony on the company’s Smart Agriculture platform, the Seed Selector tool, …

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Panel Explores Future at Agri-Pulse Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

“Shaping Farm and Food Policy Strategies for 2040” was the theme for the Agri-Pulse 2019 Ag and Food Policy Summit this week in Washington D.C. and the first panel of the day considered what the future might hold for farm land ownership, management, and crop production. Farm broadcaster Jeff Nalley moderated the panel which included Syngenta Seeds president David Hollinrake; …

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Major Seed Companies after the Mergers

Cindy Zimmerman

The past two years have seen major changes in the agricultural seed industry and some of the traditional companies have different names and different players. That’s why the “Majors after the Mergers” panel was a big hit at the ASTA 2018 CSS and Seed Expo this week. Dan Basse, Ag Resource, moderated the panel which consisted of Jim Collins, Corteva; …

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Enogen Means Energy for Feed and Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

The same trait that makes Enogen corn hybrids great for ethanol production is also good for livestock feed. The higher levels of the alpha-amylase enzyme in these hybrids help break down sugar into energy more efficiently which benefits both ethanol producers and cattle. “The Enogen technology and how it gains efficiencies and makes the ethanol plant money is similar in …

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Zimfo Bytes 9/28

Carrie Muehling

The Feeding America Board of Directors announced, effective October 1, 2018, Claire Babineaux-Fontenot will become the organization’s new CEO. Calyxt, Inc. and Cellectis S.A. announced the appointment of James A. Blome, former President and CEO of Bayer CropScience LP (North America), as Chief Executive Officer of Calyxt, effective October 1, 2018. The American Farm Bureau Federation and a broad coalition …

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Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires from Syngenta

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta recently celebrated the remarkable career of Mary-Dell Chilton during a recognition event on her retirement at age 79 after a 35-year career with the company. Chilton is widely recognized as a founder of modern plant biotechnology, after she and her research teams demonstrated that Agrobacterium is an effective vehicle for DNA transfer and produced the first transgenic plant. Her …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/5

Carrie Muehling

Kansas State University and Topcon Agriculture are collaborating to develop tools and systems to advance precision agriculture and support farmers. Legion Bio Chem is the newest player in the soil enhancement market. Four product families currently comprise the GroWell offering to maximize growth potential: FasGro, ZenaGro, FortiGro and EnduraGro. Each product category delivers on the Legion Bio Chem promise: Start …

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Precision Ag Bytes 8/29

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Syngenta announced the expansion of the NK® soybean portfolio with 13 new varieties for the 2019 season, furthering the company’s commitment to helping growers maximize whole-farm profit potential through innovation. Syngenta also announced that Force® 6.5G, a high-load granular corn insecticide for control of corn rootworm, is registered by the Environmental Protection Agency and will be available for the 2019 …

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Precision Ag Bytes 8/22

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta announced the registration of Vibrance® Trio seed treatment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The premix of three fungicide active ingredients – mefenoxam, fludioxonil and sedaxane – is recommended for soybean growers whose main early-season concerns are strong stands and disease protection. ​​​​​​ The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, has opened online applications for its …

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Zimfo Bytes 7/27

Carrie Muehling

The 2018 Iowa State Fair is around the corner and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has numerous activities with partners planned at Farm Bureau Park with prizes totaling over $100,000 to help celebrate its centennial. New this year is an interactive Farm Strong® mural, inspired by the #WhatLiftsYou Wing campaign craze that has swept the nation. The mural was created …

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