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Precision Ag News 11/15

Carrie Muehling

  • Syngenta Group announced that Mary-Dell Chilton, Ph.D., has been awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Biden. Dr. Chilton led the team of Syngenta researchers that produced the first transgenic plant and pioneered plant biotechnology, discovering novel methods to improve plants’ ability to control pests and withstand extreme conditions.
  • BASF is introducing xarvio SeedSelect, a novel seed variety placement technology based on an algorithm derived from plot trial field research, local topographic and soil attributes, and variety-specific yield building characteristics. Using advanced data and analysis methods, xarvio SeedSelect evaluates soybean varieties based on how they build yield, which provides a foundational understanding of what field characteristics will best support growth and matches them to growers’ fields based on those characteristics.
  • Bayer announced at Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery, an update on the strategic collaboration with Microsoft: New data connectors allow secure, compliant exchange of farm data between Bayer’s flagship digital farming product Climate FieldView and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through the industry platform Microsoft Azure Data Manager for Agriculture. Following the preview launch of Bayer AgPowered Services on the platform earlier this year, Leaf Agriculture is now bringing a solution to further enhance accessibility of farm machinery data, and OneSoil is delivering new solutions for in-season crop identification.
  • Gowan USA is pleased to announce that CLIFFHANGER SC Herbicide is now registered and available for the 2024 season in California. This new product expands our rice portfolio, offering an alternative to our well-established BUTTE Herbicide.</li.
  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced that eight Research Ambassadors have been selected for the 2023-2024 academic year.
  • Unit sales of 4WD ag tractors continued growing in both the U.S. and Canada in October, making a strong opening of the final quarter of 2023, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). In the U.S., 4WD tractors grew year-over-year 12.6 percent, the only segment to see growth for the month. Year-to-date, 4WD tractor sales are up 36.2 percent, leading all segments in unit sales growth. In Canada, 4WD unit sales were up 141 percent for the month, and 38.3 percent year-to-date.
  • Trace Genomics, an industry-leading provider of science-validated soil biology insights, announced a collaboration with EarthOptics, the pioneering next-generation soil mapping company, are collaborating to introduce a new level of accuracy in carbon measurement, to introduce a new level of accuracy in carbon measurement, with fast-track turnaround of results to customers. The multi-year agreement combines the power of soil carbon insights from both companies to offer farmers and ranchers research grade C-Mapper, a new hyper-accurate product from EarthOptics that combines Trace Genomics’ unmatched TraceCARBON data with GroundOwl Sensor data to power a new carbon measurement and mapping in its SoilMapper platform.
  • The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) released the 2022 Impact Report, Leveraging Bold Science: FFAR 2022 Impact Report. This report highlights FFAR’s impact on food and agriculture research. In 2022, FFAR continued to outperform, raising over $82 million in matching funds and bringing FFAR’s total awards to $605 million. A comprehensive list of all FFAR grant awards can be found on the FFAR website.
  • To help growers and retailers prepare for the 2024 growing season, Corteva Agriscience is offering several webinars focused on best practices for using the Enlist weed control system — including a new series focused on Enlist corn. Register here.
  • Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) highlights a wide range of pumps ideal for seed treatment applications. For low-pressure feed pump applications, Watson-Marlow offers Qdos chemical metering pumps, as well as its cased peristaltic pumps. Visit WMFTS in booth 702 at Seed Expo 2023 in Orlando, Florida December 5-8 to learn more about these solutions for seed treatment.
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