Bayer, Growers Pleased with Delaro Trials

Carrie Muehling

Participants in the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim heard results of extensive trials done last year on Bayer’s Delaro fungicide. The company tested the product in more than 500 grower trials across 20 Midwestern states in 2017. “What was actually really interesting about 2017 is that it was very, very wet in some parts of the country, particularly the Eastern …

Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Fungicide, Video

Ag Day Essay Contest Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

Some 400 young people from around the country entered the National Ag Day written essay contest and the winning entry was Rio Bonham from Tishomingo, Oklahoma. He received a $1,000 prize and travel to Washington, D.C., for recognition during the National Press Club Event this week. With the theme Agriculture: Food for Life, Rio’s essay highlighted job opportunities in an …

Ag Day, Audio, Video

Customization Sets KEENAN Apart

Carrie Muehling

Since Alltech‘s acquisition of iconic Irish brand KEENAN Systems, the company has expanded into new markets and reignited the innovation side of the business. KEENAN Systems CEO Robbie Walker explained that the company’s philosophy is different than most industries where everything is outsourced. “Because we have our own sales force who goes directly to the farmer, because we have our …

Alltech, Animal Agriculture, Audio, KEENAN, Video

Talking Agricultural Marketing to UF Students

Chuck Zimmerman

Florida NAMA, the Florida chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association, is working to generate interest in reviving the student chapter (Gator NAMA) at the University of Florida. Our first idea this year was to offer a panel of professional members to talk to students at the College of Agriculture. We appreciate the assistance from Spiro E. Stefanou, Professor and Chair …

Education, NAMA, Video

AMVAC Takes Prescription Approach with SIMPAS

Carrie Muehling

AMVAC demonstrated the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. The system is called SIMPAS, which stands for Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System. “It’s an application system that allows you to apply multiple products while planting,” said Jason Jimmerson, SIMPAS product manager. “It’s a prescription approach, so as you can see, …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Commodity Classic, Video

Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

As concerns began to grow late last week that the Trump Administration was leaning toward a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to appease oil refinery interests, biofuel interests went into high gear to get the word out about how that action would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A White House meeting was reportedly set for today …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, RFA, Video

Delaro Fungicide Shows Yield Advantage in Corn, Soybeans

Jamie Johansen

Bayer has released results from 500 DelaroTM field trials which took place in 20 states. Across two years of trials, Delaro averaged a 12 to 18 bushel-per-acre increase in corn and a four to five bushel-per-acre increase in soybeans compared to an untreated check. In these trials, Delaro had a 90 percent win rate over the untreated check. The recent …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Commodity Classic, Corn, Fungicide, Soybean, Video

Farm Credit: What’s on the Horizon for Rural America

Carrie Muehling

Farm Credit discussed “The Rise of Rural America: What’s on the Horizon” during a learning session at Commodity Classic in Anaheim. At a time when the rural footprint is shrinking based on growing urban and suburban population centers, farmers and the business people who support them may need new strategies to stay politically engaged. The lack of available broadband connectivity …

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Coalition Fighting Soybean Cyst Nematode

Carrie Muehling

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) remains the most critical yield-limiting threat to soybeans and yield loss is likely to increase in the future. Bayer is proud to be an SCN Coalition member and supports their mission to promote SCN awareness and give growers the right tools to effectively combat this pest with active management. Dr. George Bird, a professor at Michigan …

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Camso Adding Value with Smart Track Technology

Chuck Zimmerman

By getting equipment to and from the field faster with new proprietary smart track technology, Camso is helping farmers to be more profitable. “No farm equipment makes any money on the road. It makes money being in the field. We want to help them manage temperature so they know how warm the tractor is running. We want to make sure …

Camso, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, Video