NRGene Selects St. Louis for U.S. Headquarters

Jamie Johansen

GlobalSTL, the initiative of BioSTL focused on attracting high-growth international companies to St. Louis, announced that Israeli genomics company NRGene has selected St. Louis as the location of its U.S. headquarters. NRGene is the fourth company to move to St. Louis through the GlobalSTL initiative. NRGene develops advanced computational tools leveraging big data to identify genetic traits to improve yield, …

Agribusiness, genomics, Research, Technology

Wheelchair Accessible Indoor Farm Designed

Lizzy Schultz

Indoor Farms of America recently announced the arrival of a new farm model to their product line. The state of the art Container Farm is specially designed to be fully operated by a person in a wheelchair, expanding the population of users who are able to enjoy the fulfillment of operating a vegetable farm that can produce a substantial income …

Ag Group, Farming, Technology, Urban Agriculture

Maglis from @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As farmers are getting in planting mode, BASF Crop Protection is helping them plan ahead with Maglis, the new online agricultural platform launched at Commodity Classic, which is designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. The initial launch of Maglis IT platform is focused in North America, where the Maglis Customer Navigator allows BASF innovation specialists to …

Audio, BASF, Technology

Bayer Partnerships Invest in New Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

Searching for the latest in agricultural innovation, Bayer has formed strategic innovation partnerships with two leading venture capital firms in the past year. “Bayer is 150 years old and has a long and rich history of product development for agricultural uses,” said Geoff Kneen, Bayer R&D Licensing and New Ventures Manager for North America. “But we recognize there are technology …

Audio, Bayer, Technology

New Holland Announces New IntelliSteer Technology

Lizzy Schultz

New Holland announced a new addition to the PLM IntelliSteer integrated guidance system at the 2016 Commodity Classic. Andy Strickland, Western Region Sales Manager for New Holland’s precision products, was on hand during the event to talk more about PLM Intellisteer Light, and the benefits it offers growers across the nation. PLM IntelliSteer Light was designed and developed to add …

Ag Group, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, New Holland, Technology

More About Maglis from @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The big announcement at Commodity Classic last week from BASF Crop Protection was Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. BASF Vice President, US Crop Protection, Scott Kay says Maglis was developed through their work with farmers through Grow Smart. “It is all about the grower needs and their plans,” he said. …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, data, Technology, Video

BASF Launches Maglis at #Classic16

Lizzy Schultz

BASF today announced the global launch of Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers gather, interpret and monitor a range of crop-related data that helps them make better agronomic decisions. “Maglis is a tool that’s really going to help farmers connect better to improve their productivity,” said Paul Rea, Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America, BASF. “Maglis …

Ag Group, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture, Technology

FMC 3RIVE 3D™ Wins Award at #NFMS16

Cindy Zimmerman

The FMC 3RIVE 3D™ application system received a 2016 FINovation award from Farm Industry News during the National Farm Machinery Show this week in Louisville. “This is the marriage of application technology and formulation technology that allows growers to plant as many as 500 acres on a single fill,” said FMC portfolio manager Rick Ekins of the system, which is …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, Insecticides, National Farm Machinery Show, Technology

AEM Ag Chair at #NFMS16

Cindy Zimmerman

Jim Walker with CASE IH, who serves as chairman of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector board, talked about what he expects for the future of the industry during an Ag Executive Outlook panel at the National Farm Machinery Show this week. Walker says increasing profitability with precision will be key. “Really the technology of precision farming is …

AEM, AG CONNECT, Audio, Commodity Classic, NFMS, Precision Agriculture, Technology