Precision Ag News 3/17

Carrie Muehling

  • The American Soybean Association (ASA) presented Wayne and Ruth Fredericks from Osage, Iowa, with the 2022 National Conservation Legacy Award during the annual ASA Awards Banquet at Commodity Classic.
  • The International Certified Crop Adviser (ICCA) Program and American Society of Agronomy have awarded Juan Manuel Osorio-Hernandez of Toluca, Mexico 2022 International Certified Crop Adviser of the Year.
  • As challenges in tackling weed desiccation and re-growth escalate for crop farmers, Clariant offers the support of ADJUWEX, a new high-performing set of tested products to tailor-make effective glufosinate formulations for local circumstances and needs.
  • Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC introduced new pest management technology at the 2022 Commodity Classic in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exclusive Protecta™ method promises to build fungicides and insecticides differently, relying on diligent design, expert analysis and verified results.
  • Marking a milestone in ag-tech history, High Speed ISOBUS (HSI) was demonstrated for the first time by the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) at its North American 2022 Plugfest during the Commodity Classic trade show in New Orleans.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved label amendments that further restrict the use of over-the-top dicamba in Minnesota and Iowa. The amendments, requested by pesticide registrants in consultation with those states, are intended to reduce risks from the use of over-the-top dicamba, an herbicide used to control certain types of broadleaf weeds. To view the label amendments, visit docket EPA-HQ-OPP-2020-0492 at
  • All segments returned to positive in U.S. ag tractor and combine unit sales, while Canadian harvesters and 4WD units fell according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales grew 9.2 percent for the month of February compared to 2021, while U.S. self-propelled combine sales for the month inched up 3.1 percent to 200 units sold.
  • The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) presented the fifth-annual Davidson Prize to the top three innovative products, selected from the AE50 honorees at Commodity Classic in New Orleans, La. Winning entries are: AGCO Corporations’ Fendt Rogator 900 Series Applicator; VeriGrain’s Automated Sampling & Data Management System; and John Deere’s See & Spray Select.
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