Water for Food Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

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More than 400 world experts working to develop new approaches to producing more food with less stress on water resources are in Lincoln, Nebraska this week for the 2017 Water for Food Global Institute at Nebraska Innovation Campus. A big focus of the event this year is finding ways to increase access to sustainable irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa with a …

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Farm Faster With FMC 3RIVE 3D

Chuck Zimmerman

Rick Ekins, FMC, and I have talked about their 3RIVE 3D platform several times since it was introduced and Commodity Classic provided another opportunity. It’s a great time to talk about it too as planting season gets underway. So if you farmers want to farm faster FMC has this option for you. I think their quick facts sum it up …

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Bayer Invests $8 Million in Midwest Soybean Research

Cindy Zimmerman

On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

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FMC Talks Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman

Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics at meeting I’ve been attending the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and I spoke with Ken Smith about it. He told me, “What we have learned in the last ten years …

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Bayer Opens Arkansas Soybean Breeding Station

Jamie Johansen

Southern soybean growers will reap the benefits of an expanded breeding program from Bayer, which includes a $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Station surrounded by 180 acres of research and showcase plots in Marion, Arkansas. The innovative facility builds on a proven history of profitable, high-yielding soybean varieties that Bayer brings to market through its flagship Credenz soybean brand. …

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Live with Smart Nitrogen at #MSFGS17

Chuck Zimmerman

We’re hearing a lot about SMART Farming today so Smart Nitrogen makes a lot of sense don’t you think? That’s what ESN is all about – Smart Nitrogen. It is a urea granule comprised of 44% nitrogen, contained within a flexible polymer coating. This coating protects the nitrogen from loss mechanisms and releases nitrogen in response to soil temperature. ESN …

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3Rive 3D Keeps up with Faster Planters

Cindy Zimmerman

Keeping up with high speed planters like John Deere’s ExactEmerge can be a challenge for in-furrow applications of products like FMC’s Capture insecticide, but 3RIVE 3D application technology makes it happen. Bill Voorhees of central Illinois has used 3Rive 3D system on his operation for three years. “We’re planting at eight miles an hour and we were surprised to see …

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Farm Economy, Tech & Legacy of John Deere

Jamie Johansen

“I’m an advocate for agriculture because I think it’s the finest industry in the world.” Those words spoken by John Lagemann, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing for the Agriculture and Turf Division, who has 35 years with John Deere – which in itself is a true testament. Lagemann had a busy schedule at the 2017 Commodity Classic, not only wearing …

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Facebook Live at #Classic17

Cindy Zimmerman

Facebook Live was clearly THE thing at Commodity Classic this year – everybody was doing it! We did eight live videos during the event and have been getting them posted here on AgWired. It is definitely a cool and easy way to go live from an event and get it out quickly. The trade show opening has already been viewed …

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