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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Research, Soybean, Video

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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, weeds

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. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Crop Science, Research, Soybean, Video

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 …

Audio, Farm Shows, Fertilizer, Video

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 …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, FMC, Video

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 …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Equipment, Farm Machinery, John Deere, Technology, Video

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 …

Commodity Classic, Video

Sorghum Partners Powered by Chromatin

Cindy Zimmerman

Sorghum is gaining in popularity thanks to new and improved hybrids being developed by Chromatin, your Sorghum Partners. We had the opportunity to chat with Chromatin Vice President for Research & Development Scott Staggenborg at Commodity Classic last week to find out what is new with sorghum and how the crop is being grown in new areas from a company …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Seed, sorghum, Video

Propane Power at #Classic17

Cindy Zimmerman

Propane power was on display at the Commodity Classic in many forms. We had the opportunity to walk through what’s new in propane with Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) director of agriculture business development Cinch Munson. Watch the video below and listen to the interview to learn more about propane autogas use on the farm, the new Quick-Connect Nozzle, …

Audio, Commodity Classic, PERC, Propane, Video

Finding Out What’s New with FMC at #Classic17

Chuck Zimmerman

What’s new with FMC? Of course that’s our theme. Thank you to FMC for being a sponsor of our coverage of this year’s Commodity Classic! Let’s start out my coverage of what’s new with FMC with an interview with Kaustubh Borah. He is seen in the photo being interviewed by Sabrina Hill, AgNet West. One of the new products coming …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Fungicide, Video