Precision Ag News 6/5

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  • The much anticipated Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, powered by CropLife Media Group®, is taking place July 29-31, 2024, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. This premier event promises to deliver an innovative and forward-looking experience for all participants, emphasizing the latest tech-enabled solutions for the agriculture industry. Keynote speaker this year is Ted McKinney, CEO of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), who will share insights on the future of agriculture.
  • Diflufenican, a new mode of action herbicide for preemergence use in corn, demonstrates effectiveness as an integrated weed management strategy for multiple-herbicide resistant (MHR) waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) control. That’s the conclusion from a recently published research article in the journal Weed Technology, a journal of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA).
  • Nori announced the issuance of over 125,000 Regenerative Tonnes from the Bayer Carbon Program in the U.S. in its marketplace, marking the largest single issuance of credits in the company’s history. The credits represent an unprecedented expansion to Nori’s carbon removal supply and add significant supply across the soil organic carbon industry as a whole. With this volume of credits, climate-conscious companies have the opportunity to support regenerative agriculture and carbon removal at scale. In addition, there are more than 240,000 tonnes in the pipeline to be issued as carbon credits later this year.
  • ResponsibleAg — the comprehensive certification program that demonstrates agribusinesses’ commitment to environmental, health, safety, and security — unveiled its newly redesigned website at www.responsibleag.org.
  • DPH Biologicals, a leading developer and supplier of agricultural biologicals, announced its new Prime platform that uses a patented production process for Bacillus spp., a leading plant growth rhizobacterium, to accelerate the germination of bacteria spores, supporting overall plant development while providing crops with more consistent resilience against heat, drought, and alkaline and saline soil conditions.
  • JCB began work on a new $500 million factory in San Antonio, Texas – the biggest investment in the company’s history. An official groundbreaking ceremony at the site marked the beginning of construction, where The Hon. Alice Bamford, the daughter of company Chairman Anthony Bamford, as she turned the first shovelful of dirt on the property.
  • Syngenta Group, one of the world’s largest agricultural technology companies, will provide rights to selected genome-editing and breeding technologies for academic research globally, as part of its commitment to foster innovation and drive sustainability in agriculture. These rights are accessible through its innovation collaboration platform Shoots by Syngenta.
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