Precision Ag News 11/11

Carrie Muehling

  • First announced at the company’s annual Winter Conference in January, Precision Planting LLC’s new sprayer technology, ReClaim, is now available for purchase. ReClaim, which is focused on improving sprayer operation and environmental safety, completed beta testing this spring and summer.
  • American Farmland Trust released its updated CaRPE Tool™ and the first of a series of briefs to help states estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction opportunities from the implementation of climate-smart cropland and grazing land management practices. The tool and state-specific briefs, which summarize the carbon benefits of climate-smart practices and provide state and federal policy recommendations to increase their adoption, are now available. These briefs are designed to help policy makers and land managers prioritize efforts for cost-effective climate benefits available from the agricultural sector.
  • To help farmers and retailers better prepare for success while using the Enlist® weed control system during the upcoming growing season, Corteva Agriscience is once again hosting monthly webinars through March 2023. Monthly applicator and special series webinars are now open for registration, and continuing education credits will be awarded to qualifying participants.
  • The Sustainability Consortium reportedthat between 2016 to 2021, The Sustainability Insight System (THESIS) assessments of product manufacturers have improved 48% overall. This is an indication that the systems and processes put in place to respond to 600+ THESIS product category assessments are creating positive changes in manufacturers’ practices and supply chains, leading to an overall improvement in scores. In their 2022 Impact Report, The Power of Science-Based Action, TSC details the reasons behind some of the uptick of both retailers and suppliers making science-based commitments to sustainability.
  • Two more leading agronomic professionals have joined Meristem Crop Performance, one of the fastest-growing crop input suppliers in America. Cameron Edwards will serve farm businesses in Ohio as sales representative and Mason Troendle becomes sales representative serving farm operations in Iowa.
  • NuCicer announces the closure of an additional seed investment round. The funding, led by Leaps by Bayer, the impact investing arm of Bayer AG, alongside Lever VC, Blue Horizon, and Trellis Road follows an earlier investment round led by Lever VC in October 2021. It will allow NuCicer to scale production of its first-generation chickpea varieties with 75 percent higher protein content, targeting to reduce chickpea protein ingredient costs by 50 percent, and expand existing work with downstream partners and customers to bring affordable, sustainable plant proteins to end-consumers in 2023.
  • Golden Harvest released new corn hybrid performance data and agronomic management recommendations to help farmers make plans to increase corn yield potential next year. With elite corn genetics and proactive strategies to manage soil fertility and corn rootworm pressure, farmers can lay the foundation now for a successful 2023 season.
  • The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America have launched a new online site called Decode 6, which provides free educational resources in carbon and ecosystem services for people in the agricultural and environmental sectors. Decode 6 is the source for unbiased, science-based information to evaluate today’s opportunities in carbon and ecosystem services practices and markets.
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