Bayer Announces ForGround Digital Platform

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Bayer has just announced the launch of ForGround, a farmer-first digital platform that will transform the way farms of all sizes can more easily make the transition to sustainable agricultural practices. I interviewed Leo Bastos, Head of Global Commercial Ecosystems, Bayer Crop Science, during a field day held at the Bayer Agronomy Center in Jerseyville, IL. He explains more about …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, carbon, Sustainability

Syngenta Agronomy Alert – DuracadeViptera Success

Chuck Zimmerman

Corn rootworm is one of the primary insect pests, costing growers an estimated $1 billion annually in lost yields and control measures. I talked with Bruce Battles, technical agronomy manager for Syngenta to describe how bad it is and what his suggestions are for growers in this current season. He specifically talks about the successes growers have had using Syngenta’s …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Corn, Syngenta

Global Ag Tech Awards Presented

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Global Ag Tech Awards of Excellence North America were presented at the second Tech Hub LIVE in Indianapolis on July 21. The awards carry on a 15-year tradition of the Precision Ag Awards of Excellence with a new name to reflect the direction of the industry on an international level. The awards are sponsored by the Global Ag …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 21

Chuck Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services breaks down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. The experts we’ve heard from on our previous episodes have covered topics ranging from how different crops use nitrogen to the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship and how growers and retailers work together to choose the best …

Agribusiness, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

Soiltech Wireless at Tech Hub LIVE

Chuck Zimmerman

Soiltech Wireless has just completed its seed funding round of $2.5 million and this week the company is exhibiting at Tech Hub LIVE in Indianapolis. “These funds will help us accelerate growth,” said Ehsan Soltan, Soiltech Founder and CEO. “We have worked hard to prove the concept, enhance the product, and demonstrate value to our customers. Now that we have …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

Valent Receives EPA Registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Valent announced that it has received EPA registration for Maverick™ Corn Herbicide, a powerful new tool for corn farmers in their fight against resistant weeds. Maverick equips growers with three effective modes of action for long-lasting, broad-spectrum control of problematic weeds, including waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, marestail and annual grasses, as well as application flexibility from preplant up to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicide

ZimmCast 695 – Preview of 2022 Ag Media Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This will be episode 695 of the ZimmCast. I’d love any feedback you want to give. Do you like the format? What would change? What topics or speakers would you like to hear? Message me and I really appreciate it. In just over a week the annual Ag Media Summit will take place in …

AAEA, Ag Groups, Ag Media Summit, Agencies, Agribusiness, Audio, LPC, Media, ZimmCast

Meister Media Launches Global Ag Tech Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

Meister Media Worldwide, Inc. (MMW) has just announced the launch of the Global Ag Tech Initiative(SM) to lead a new generation of worldwide agriculture forward to sustainably produce safe and abundant food to feed the world. “The MMW CropLife Media Group® and its PrecisionAg® brands have been at the forefront leading the precision agriculture industry with an expanding portfolio of …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Events, Media, Precision Agriculture, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

New ASTA Leadership Elected

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) elected its 2022-23 officer team during the association’s Leadership Summit this week in Indianapolis. Jim Schweigert, Gro Alliance, is the new chair for the organization, replacing Brad May of BASF. Both are pictured here during the “ASTA Night at the Ball Game” pre-summit event. A third-generation seedsman, Schweigert is the president of Gro Alliance, …

Agribusiness, ASTA, Seed

Greg Nickerson Joins Ag PR Hall of Fame

Cindy Zimmerman

Bader Rutter chairman and former CEO Greg Nickerson has joined a distinguished group of agricultural public relations professionals as the newest member of the Agricultural Public Relations Hall of Fame, sponsored by AgriMarketing Magazine. The award was presented during the ARC Annual Meeting, held June 21-23, in Milwaukee. The largest advertising agency in Wisconsin and the largest agricultural marketing agency …

Agencies, Agribusiness, ARC