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Precision Ag News 3/27

Carrie Muehling

  • In a move to bolster safety by users of off-highway equipment in the agriculture, construction, utility, forestry and mining industries, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) introduces a free online safety toolkit tailored to promote safety awareness, education, and training for operators of the equipment. AEM’s Safety Toolkit delivers a comprehensive suite of resources aimed at enhancing safety awareness, education, and training including: Digital Safety Manuals, Action Plans, and Training Resources.
  • Applications are now being accepted for “The Radicle Corn Value Chain Challenge sponsored by US Corn Farmers.” The Challenge sets out to invest a minimum of US $1.5M in start-up and growth companies whose innovative technologies and business models create new uses for corn and long-term sustainable demand for corn production.
  • In February GO Seed welcomed Jack Pieper as a Research Agronomist. Jack, an agronomy professional with a background in sustainable agriculture research, joined to spearhead the Partnership for Climate Smart Commodities program led by GO Seed, “Cover Crop Seed Production Grown with Climate Smart Wheat.”
  • Rantizo unveiled AcreConnect – new productivity software to help save time, bill faster, and verify work was done correctly. Available on phone and laptop, it can help to minimize downtime, office time and manual note-taking.
  • AgBiome, Inc., a leader in agricultural innovation and developer of novel biological and trait products from the Earth’s microbial communities, has announced sale of its products to Certis Biologicals. Certis, possessing global expertise, infrastructure and scale in biological crop protection, will provide the products with new opportunities, enabling them to realize fully their transformative potential.
  • Biolevel Ltd. announced it has received notification from the Organic Materials Review Institute that MaizeNP soluble powder is certified for organic corn production in the U.S. MaizeNP is a new multistrain, stress-tolerant bionutrition product that fixes nitrogen and releases phosphorous, potassium and micronutrients from the soil to make more balanced nutrition readily available to corn.
  • Huma announced the appointment of Lyndon W. Smith as the new Chairman of The Fertilizer Institute’s Biostimulant Council, effective January 1, 2024. Bringing decades of industry expertise and a profound understanding of the fertilizer and biostimulant sector, Smith is set to lead the council toward new heights.
  • Ceradis Crop Protection B.V., a global developer and marketer of environmentally friendly plant nutrition and crop protection solutions, announced that its CeraMax biological seed treatment has secured a position in WinField United’s BioVerfied program.
  • Lavie Bio and Bayer AG recently announced plans to extend joint validation trials for Lavie Bio’s biofungicides after the first year of results showed positive outcomes in addressing oomycetes – some of the most devastating plant diseases affecting crop yields worldwide.
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