Precision Ag News 2/1

Carrie Muehling

  • PepsiCo and the AgMission initiative, co-founded by the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research and the World Farmers’ Organisation, are issuing a request for applications to accelerate the adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices that incorporate regenerative agriculture principles to support resiliency of on-farm production and commodity value chains in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia.
  • Case IH has been recognized as a 2022 Good Design Award winner for the industry-leading Patriot 50 series sprayer. The award, presented by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, highlights the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product and graphic designs produced around the world.
  • Cropin, a leading agtech company known for creating the first industry cloud for agriculture, has announced that its farm digitization software, Cropin Grow, is now available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog that allows customers to easily find, purchase, and deploy third-party software and services to build solutions on the AWS platform. With Cropin Grow now available on the AWS Marketplace, agri-industry players and governments worldwide will be able to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and use data to reimagine agriculture.
  • Greeneye Technology and Farmers Business Network announced they have entered into a long-term strategic collaboration agreement to help farmers reduce weed control costs and drive profitability by combining Greeneye’s retrofit precision spraying systems and FBN’s Precision Spraying Packs–customized crop protection and nutrition plans which FBN is developing for use specifically with the Greeneye technology–and financing offerings. The program will launch first in the U.S for the 2024 growing season.
  • Traction Ag Inc., the first cloud-based accounting software delivering solutions to growers across the Midwest, recognizes a momentous year of growth, solidifying their position as the leader in farm accounting technology.
  • U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. will celebrate its 40th anniversary as an organization that serves the custom harvesting industry at their Annual Convention in Omaha, Nebraska, February 2-5, 2023.
  • NK Seeds unveiled new third-party yield data showing NK corn hybrids and soybean varieties outyielded comparable competitive products in 2022.
  • Kubota Tractor Corporation and Trackhouse Racing announced that drivers Ross Chastain and Daniel Suárez will carry the familiar orange Kubota paint scheme in six races in the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. With the sponsorship, Kubota becomes the Official Tractor Company of Trackhouse Racing after serving as the primary sponsor of Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet last season at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on October 23, 2022.
  • John Deere was recently presented with three 2023 AE50 Awards for outstanding innovations that improve production agriculture. The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers annually recognizes the 50 most innovative product-engineering designs in the food and agriculture industry with AE50 Awards, as chosen by international engineering experts.
  • February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month and a time to review pesticide safety practices at your home or place of business, the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) says. WSSA and the American Phytopathological Society and the Entomological Society of America are among the many organizations in public and private sectors that promote pesticide safety awareness during February and throughout the year.
  • BRANDT has overhauled its popular BRANDT Product Finder app. This update re-imagines the app, incorporating new features, a clean, simplified design and a modern user interface.
  • Jesús Valencia joins Corbet Scientific as the Regional Director of Agronomy. In this role, he will advise key customers and prospects on Corbet’s products and technology and drive market share growth of Corbet products as a regional expert based in California. He will report directly to the CEO.
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