Precision Ag News 3/1

Carrie Muehling

  • AMVAC recently expanded the SIMPAS-applied Solutions portfolio with the addition of MicroSync Pro MINI. SIMPAS-applied Solutions (SaS) are products that are prescriptively applied with patented SmartCartridge container technology through the SIMPAS application system to address unique agronomic needs. Multiple SaS products, such as insecticides, N-fixing solutions, nematicides, and nutrients, are delivered simultaneously, in-furrow, during planting.
  • Heading to Commodity Classic? Don’t miss the GO Seed Climate Smart Hub (Booth 2188) featuring a variety of interactive sessions delving into the latest climate mitigation technologies, the future of carbon markets, and innovations in cover crops. GO Seed will be joined by representatives from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) offering information on the 2023 SARE-CTIC-ASTA Cover Crop Survey, cover crop educational resources and the latest sustainability trends.
  • In one giant leap for mankind, AgriTech innovator GreenField Inc onboards top tech staff and advisors from industry disruptors SpaceX and Proterra as the Robots-as-a-Service scales to meet the increasing, consumer-driven demand for chemical-free foods.
  • Sentera announced the launch of its agronomic modeling solutions platform, FieldInsights Ag Modeling, to deliver predictive tools to customers seeking deeper insight into crop performance.
  • Indigo Ag announced the completion of its second carbon crop, consisting of more than 110,000 agricultural carbon credits. Issued by one of the world’s most trusted carbon registries, the Climate Action Reserve, Indigo’s second crop of credits was produced by U.S. farmers enrolled in its industry-leading carbon farming program, Carbon by Indigo.
  • From a changing climate and drought to regulation and increasing expectations for sustainability efforts, the development and adoption of technologies to use water more efficiently and effectively is paramount. The Water, Technology and Sustainability Report from Global Ag Tech Initiative dives deep into topics such as the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, technologies to address drought, digital modeling for weather, and worldwide market views from companies on the front lines.
  • Case IH is adding two models to the lineup of Vestrum series tractors — Vestrum 110 and Vestrum 120 — plus upgrading the Vestrum 100 and Vestrum 130 models. The Vestrum 110 tractor will reach up to 88 PTO horsepower, while the new Vestrum 120 tractor will achieve up to 102 PTO horsepower.
  • Digital agriculture may be an important part of the solution to challenges facing U.S. agriculture, including rising production costs, climate change, and labor shortages, among others. A new report issued by USDA’s Economic Research Service, Precision Agriculture in the Digital Era: Recent Adoption on U.S. Farms, documents trends in the U.S. farm sector’s adoption of digital agriculture technologies between 1996 and 2019, with emphasis on changes since 2016, using data from USDA’s Agricultural Resource Management Survey.
  • ZeaKal announced the appointment of Jay Brumfield as its Board of Directors Chairman and Hank Plain as Board Member. The appointments further validate the market potential of ZeaKal’s novel PhotoSeed trait technology and the broad impact of its ‘NewType’ business model to transform agriculture.
  • Phospholutions is kicking off commercialization of RhizoSorb at Commodity Classic. With more than 200 trial locations across 14 states over the last 3 years, RhizoSorb has been shown to improve phosphorous efficiency by up to 50 percent, resulting in a 10-15 percent cost saving for farmers on their phosphate applications.
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