Precision Ag News 5/24/23

Cindy Zimmerman

  • CNH Industrial and ONE SMART SPRAY, a joint venture between Bosch and BASF, have signed a collaboration agreement to integrate the latter’s advanced spraying system within CNH Industrial’s agricultural brand product portfolios. The system’s integration will be led by the Raven team and will be commercially available via the global Case IH and New Holland Agriculture brands.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation signed two more memoranda of understanding with two agricultural equipment manufacturers, AGCO and Kubota, providing farmers and ranchers the right to repair their own farm equipment. The MOUs, which were negotiated independently with each manufacturer, follow similar agreements AFBF entered into with John Deere and CNH Industrial Brands earlier this year. Combined, the four MOUs cover roughly 70% of the agricultural machinery sold in the United States.
  • The non-profit Soil Health Academy has announced the availability of educational scholarships for leaders in indigenous and underserved communities, as well as agriculture education professionals to attend one of SHA’s three-day, on-farm soil health and regenerative agriculture schools. In addition, the grant will provide ag educators with free access to the regenerative agriculture online course, Regen Ag 101.
  • “Living Soil,” a film produced by the Soil Health Institute in 2018 – has reached a milestone of over 4 million views. The documentary has been watched in over 130 countries and has won numerous awards, including “Outstanding Excellence in Direction, Editing, and Cinematography” at the Women’s International Film Festival (2021) and “Best of Show for Environmental Films” by the Docs Without Borders Film Festival (2022). It was made possible through the generous support of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
  • Landus, Iowa’s largest farmer-owned cooperative and a leading retailer of agricultural inputs, announced today that it has joined The GROWERS Retail Network. This partnership connects Landus to farmers on The GROWERS App, a digital platform for farmers to connect with retailers and research input products.
  • CNH Industrial, parent company to Case IH has entered into an agreement with AGuru Machinery, a strip-tillage company based in Congerville, Illinois. With this relationship, Case IH incorporates a key partner to enhance and elevate its Strip-Till product offering with the most dependable, productive, and agronomically superior Strip-Till solutions to meet the growing demands of our customers.
  • EnGeniousAg has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to develop low-cost instant-readout plant nitrate sensors to aid farmers in maintaining crop productivity, increasing profitability, and reducing nitrogen runoff. The EnGeniousAg in-field nitrogen sensors enable farmers to measure nitrogen levels in their crops in as little as 3 seconds.
  • Registration for the 16th Annual Conservation in Action Tour is now open. This year’s tour will take place in in Frankenmuth, Michigan, July 10-11, with the theme “Experiencing Conservation in Supply Chains” to help connect the circle from farmer to consumer. At this year’s event, farmers, input suppliers, conservation advocates and processors will dig deep and share their perspectives on sustainable, climate-smart food production. Attendees can look forward to seeing the supply chain up close and personal, including cutting edge dairy practices, specialty crops like sugar beets and dry beans, milling and processing, and more.
  • Ceres Imaging is proud to announce its commitment to increasing the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices by enrolling as a Program Supporter of Leading Harvest, an industry leader in sustainable agriculture. As a Program Supporter, Ceres joins the Leading Harvest membership that includes farmland managers, suppliers, retailers, consumer product companies, investors, and tech innovators with a shared vision of advancing the rigorously vetted and third-party verified Leading Harvest Farmland Management Standard.
  • OPI is introducing an innovative new Grain Quality Sensor designed to assist farmers and commercial storage operators. This innovative sensor aims to detect biological activity in grains at the earliest possible stage, offering valuable insights and enabling proactive measures to maintain grain quality.
  • UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, introduces its SHENZI™ 700 WG and SHENZI™ 400 SC insecticides to the North American market to provide growers with proven solutions to protect crops against insect pests and resistance while minimizing environmental impacts. Both contain the powerful active ingredient chlorantraniliprole.
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