Verdesian Life Sciences Introduces FlexConnect™

Cindy Zimmerman

Verdesian Life Sciences introduced FlexConnect™, the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants, at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois this week. Combined with a mixing port, FlexConnect enables applicators to handle and mix inoculants of any volume straight from the packaging, without transferring to a separate tank. This saves applicators time and money by minimizing the waste normally …

AgWired Precision, Farm Progress Show, Seed, Verdesian, Video

NE Gov Highlights Value-Added Ag and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts highlighted Nebraska value-added agriculture efforts during a press conference at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference held in Omaha. “The ethanol industry is a prime example of how we can add value to the agriculture commodities that we grow right here in Nebraska,” said Governor Ricketts. “Through the process of turning corn into ethanol, …

ACE, AgWired Energy, Biofuels, Corn, Ethanol, Video

Bayer Enters Partnership to Combat Citrus Greening

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Bayer teamed up with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation to find solutions to the devastating Citrus Greening disease. During the partnership press conference the organizations signed a research collaboration agreement. Pictured are (l-r) Adrian Percy, Head of R&D, Bayer, Tom Jerkins, citrus grower & President of CRDF and Dr. Harold Browning, COO, CRDF. Citrus Greening disease currently …

Audio, Bayer, Citrus, Video

CropTrak Continues Steady Success

Cindy Zimmerman

In an industry where tech start-ups abound, CropTrak is a self-made success story in the precision ag space by simply selling a good product that people want to buy. The company started in 2009 and has just continued to grow year after year “with a little rinky dink booth at InfoAg” and little to no marketing, as VP of sales …

AgWired Precision, CropTrak, Info Ag, Precision Agriculture, software, Technology, Video

John Deere Works for Ag Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product manager for the API platform, gave a …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Info Ag, John Deere, Video

Talking with FMC at Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

In my first chance to visit with the sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Ag Media Summit, FMC, I visited with Tom Becker (left) and Brent Neuberger. The focus of their remarks are on FMC’s pending Dupont transaction. For starters, when that transaction is complete Tom says it will provide more products to offer growers. He says these products …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, FMC, Video

Facebook Live from Deere at #InfoAg17

Jamie Johansen

Today is the last day of the 2017 InfoAg Conference in St. Louis and we had the chance yesterday to stream a tour of what’s new from John Deere for ag retailers. John Deere representatives guided us through AgLogic, Field Connect, ExactApply sprayer and the John Deere Operations Center in the video below. Watch and learn more about Deere’s solutions …

Info Ag, John Deere, Video

ASTA Shares Story of Plant Breeding

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has released a new animated video as the latest installment in ASTA’s Better Seed, Better Life initiative. The video, produced in conjunction with CropLife International, explores the history, and future, of plant breeding-from the ancient domestication of wild crops, to gene editing and beyond. Check out the video below, and share it using the …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Seed, Video

Adapt-N Brings Value to Farmers a Million Times a Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Agronomic Technology Corp – a leader in agricultural field modeling for soil, water, crops, and fertilizer – has just surpassed over one million daily nitrogen recommendations and is nearing one billion cumulative platform recommendations. The company provides Adapt-N and N-Insight and is adding additional crop, nutrient, soil, and yield solutions to its platform. “We’ve gained traction because the value to …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Video