Plant Biotech Pioneer Retires from Syngenta

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta recently celebrated the remarkable career of Mary-Dell Chilton during a recognition event on her retirement at age 79 after a 35-year career with the company. Chilton is widely recognized as a founder of modern plant biotechnology, after she and her research teams demonstrated that Agrobacterium is an effective vehicle for DNA transfer and produced the first transgenic plant. Her …

Biotech, GMO, Syngenta, Video

BASF Celebrates Cotton with Texas Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center. Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Cotton, Video

BASF Showcases Cotton, Soybean Varieties

Carrie Muehling

BASF showcased successful cotton and soybean varieties during a recent field day in Louisiana. Regional agronomist Kyle Fontenot shared strengths of Stoneville 5471 GLTP, which includes the Twin Link Plus trait package and had some of the highest yields in 2017. It will be a key variety moving forward, boasting a good fiber package and solid disease package. Complementing that …

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FPS18 Features Visual Demo of AMVAC SIMPAS

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical has been collaborating with the J. R. Simplot Company since last year to field test the proprietary Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System (SIMPAS). At the Farm Progress Show last week, the AMVAC tent featured a visual demonstration of how the system is being designed to work, from Prescription to Application to Results, and Simplot Regional SmartFarm Manager …

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Test Driving a Textron Prowler Pro

Chuck Zimmerman

During my final minutes at this year’s Farm Progress Show I visited Textron Off Road and rode along with Ben Smith in a new Prowler Pro. I got my turn after he walked me through the new features and benefits of this vehicle. Watch the video below to hear him explain what’s new with this Textron model. Where does Prowler …

Farm Progress Show, Hunting, Video

Smart Ag Driverless Tractor Demo at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A driverless tractor demonstration stole the spotlight at the 2018 Farm Progress Show, especially since it was able to get out and in the field Tuesday before demos were cancelled for a day and a half due to weather. Ames, Iowa-based technology company Smart Ag introduced a full-stack software platform and aftermarket kit for driverless tractors. This revolutionary development in …

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2018 #FPS18 Bayer Grower Panel on Next Gen Ag

Chuck Zimmerman

The last in the series of Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer, Jill Bramble, Senior Vp & Chief Resource Development Officer, National 4-H Council, Greg Nickrent, Senior Relationship Manager with BMO Harris, …

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Bayer #FPS18 Grower Panel on Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

The second in the series of grower panels held at the Bayer tent during the Farm Progress Show was delayed to Wednesday morning. Moderating once again was Pam Fretwell. This panel focused on “How sustainable farming practices boost your bottom line.” The panelists were Trey Hill, Harborview Farms, Rock Hall, Maryland and the first Bayer ForwardFarm in the U.S. and …

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Bayer Discusses Integration With Monsanto

Cindy Zimmerman

There were lots of people at the Farm Progress Show this week wearing different hats – or shirts – as a result of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, which just became final-final this month. There were former Monsanto people now working for Bayer and former Bayer people working for BASF now, and let’s just say it will take some time before …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, Monsanto, Video

Weather Causes Early End to FPS18 Day One

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s always something new at Farm Progress Show and this year a big storm caused something that has never happened before – an evacuation and shut down of the show before noon. Rain had been in the forecast for the day, but everyone was hoping it would either miss us or not be too bad. However, when the storm was …

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