Precision Ag News 5/13

Carrie Muehling

  • HELM Agro US, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, announces the hiring of Brock Waggoner as Sales Agronomist for the Midwest region.
  • Through a Conservation Innovation Grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy provided essential support for Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency and project partner California Lutheran University in their effort to establish a market-driven and producer-led approach to reduce groundwater pumping. Under a cap-and-trade style system, agricultural producers in the Fox Canyon area have fixed groundwater allocations based on historical use and can then purchase or sell their unused allocation and realize income from their water savings.
  • With technology powering more of our professional and personal lives in this new age of social distancing, GROWMARK’s AgValidity program is more vital than ever. This month, the AgValidity team is celebrating its first year of delivering value to GROWMARK/FS customers.
  • Bill Page of Insight FS has worked with specialty crop producers across Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for more than 40 years. It’s this dedication to customer service and agronomy expertise that has earned Page the 2020 Wisconsin Certified Crop Adviser of the Year Award.
  • This week the National Corn Growers Association submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the importance of neonicotinoids as part of the registration review process for three products. The comments reinforced the importance of the neonicotinoid products being considered for reregistration – Clothianidin, Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid – which are found in common corn seed treatments to combat early-season pests that attack seeds and seedlings when they are at their most vulnerable.
  • Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins, announced the development of a new brand identity for its range of NUTRALYS® plant proteins, a sustainable source of innovative plant proteins of the highest quality.
  • Farm Market iD announces the launch of new field-level irrigation data which provides deeper insights for agribusinesses to better understand and serve their farmers.
  • Limagrain Cereal Seeds is one of the breeding programs leading the wheat portfolio charge, with four CoAXium hard red winter wheats in its portfolio. All four varieties provide excellent grassy weed control, and each one offers additional distinct advantages for Central Plains farmers.
  • Join a Zoom webinar on Friday, May 29 at noon Eastern/11:00 Central to learn about a new, free, online data tool that uses satellite imagery to study trends in the adoption of conservation agriculture practices. The Operational Tillage Information System (OpTIS) offers a range of applications for government agencies, researchers, carbon market administrators, conservationists and businesses. Register for the free webinar now at
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