Precision Ag News 5/25

Carrie Muehling

  • Seeking to understand what advancements are needed, staff at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (DWFI) have completed a study which maps and analyzes the business ecosystem for smallholder irrigation in Rwanda.
  • AgGateway announced that Ben Craker is joining the organization as Portfolio Manager, effective June 12, 2022. Craker succeeds Dan Berne in this role, who retired from the organization on April 30.
  • The American Soybean Association (ASA) recently led an analysis of federal conservation programs to determine which programs were the most beneficial to farmers and led to greater adoption of conservation practices. The economic analysis showed that the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding to farmers increased cover crop acres more efficiently than the whole-farm Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). In addition, neither program moved the needle forward on no-till practice adoption.
  • New AG International brings the first ever Future AG: Sustainable Goals event, taking place in San Diego, CA, USA on 19 – 21 September 2022.
  • Vive Crop Protection has received distinction as one of Canada’s inaugural Sustainability Changemakers for 2022, as awarded by the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) organization. Vive is one of 10 companies being honored with the distinction based on outstanding growth and a track record for delivering on SDTC’s mandate of sustainability and economic benefits for Canada.
  • As fertilizer prices hit record highs and are set to stay there into the 2023 season, one company is pushing in-field testing to extremes. Earlier in the season, Meristem Crop Performance sent each of 688 growers across the Corn Belt enough EXCAVATOR™ to treat 25 acres. Now soil tests will be collected at those locations with results posted online. EXCAVATOR is Meristem’s new patented, innovative, fast-acting biological that breaks down residue and releases nutrients.
  • Canadian farmers across cattle, swine, and poultry sectors are poised to benefit from an expanded availability of innovative feed technology solutions supporting animal health, performance, and profitability. U.S. based Advanced Ag Products has announced the official launch of a new Canadian division for the company out of Lethbridge, Alberta with a network serving farmers across key production regions.
  • AgriThority®, an agricultural product development company specializing in accelerating new technologies to commercialization around the world, announces the addition of new Associate Wally Palm, Ph.D., to deepen the AgriThority intellectual knowledge base in seed operations, traits and production.
  • 2022 Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo is the new and innovative center for the precision agtech industry. Come to Indianapolis in July for the full experience.
  • John Deere announced it has established an allied agreement with Mike and Jason Grady of Twin Pak to better serve existing and future John Deere small square baler customers in the United States.
  • NanoBio Designs LLC, a company that provides grain distributors and seed suppliers with onsite, rapid genetic detection solutions, has received a $100,000 investment from the Purdue Ag-Celerator, an agriculture innovation fund.
  • The SCN Coalition’s public relations campaign to move more soybean farmers to actively manage the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) was the recipient of the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) prestigious Silver Anvil Award in the “Issues Management” category. For more than 75 years, the Silver Anvil has been considered an icon of the communications profession.
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