GreenPoint Ag Embracing Data Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

“Advancing Agribusiness: Embracing the Challenges Ahead” was the title of the keynote address at this week’s AgGateway Annual Conference presented by Jeff Blair, President and CEO of GreenPoint Ag, a retail operation serving farmers across 10 southern states. Based in Decatur, Alabama, GreenPoint Ag operates 114 retail and wholesale agronomy locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, …

AgGateway, Agribusiness, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, carbon, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Custom Agronomics Partners with Inverness Graham

Cindy Zimmerman

Custom Agronomics, Inc., a provider of private-labeled liquid plant nutrition and other specialty products for agriculture, turf and ornamental markets, has announced a partnership with Inverness Graham Investments. Company co-founders Michael Williams and Brian Scott will continue running the business. “We look forward to collaborating with the team at Inverness Graham to further expand our offerings and capabilities for both …

Agronomy, Nutrient Management

Agronomy in Action 2022 Research Review Explained

Chuck Zimmerman

Golden Harvest is working to help growers better understand how specific hybrids respond to different management practices. After surveying 100 random Midwest growers, the company learned that 84 percent believe having access to hybrid specific information is extremely important. But, only slightly more than half said they were not managing their hybrids down to that level. Golden Harvest has an …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Syngenta, Video

Concept AgriTek Field Day Showcases Product Successes

Cindy Zimmerman

Concept AgriTek recently held its 2022 field day at the Seyer Farm in Oran, Missouri to showcase leading research on the company’s micronutrient and biological product portfolio and answer questions farmers have regarding implementing plans that include biology and micronutrient management. “We decided a couple of years ago, that if we were going to do plots, we were going to …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Biologicals, Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture

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

Plant Response Announces New Team Members

Cindy Zimmerman

(Research Triangle Park, NC) — Plant Response Inc. announces new team members joining the company as its biologicals business continues to grow. Matt Sowder is the company’s new director of global agronomy. Sowder is responsible for building and leading Plant Responses global agronomy team to support new product development, assessment, and trialing as well as positioning and training as product …

Agronomy, people, Soil

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 19

Chuck Zimmerman

The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) 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 …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

SEED+™ GRAPHITE Shows Results

Cindy Zimmerman

Verdesian Life Sciences wants to show farmers how SEED+™ GRAPHITE with corn can average a 10% yield increase. SEED+™ GRAPHITE is a nutritional seed treatment that improves germination, crop emergence, seedling vigor, and plant tolerance under abiotic stress, leading to higher yields. Product Manager Joe Vaillancourt and Mike Canady, Director of Agronomy, held a virtual media day recently to introduce …

Agronomy, Audio, Biologicals, Seed, Technology, Verdesian

Benson Hill and CropTrak Collaborate for Sustainability and Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

Benson Hill, Inc. today announced a relationship with CropTrak that allows them to accelerate collection of agronomic data to improve product performance and farm sustainability. The CropTrak relationship provides the technological infrastructure to accelerate this connection and further positions Benson Hill as a leader, providing the ingredients needed to deliver more healthy and sustainable food and feed products. “Our collaboration …

Agronomy, CropTrak, data, Food

Koch Agronomic Services at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

Koch Agronomic Services was one of the companies exhibiting at the Ag Media Summit this week in Kansas City. Tim Laatsch, director of agronomy, says it gave them a chance to meet with ag media and tell them what is new with Koch. “At Koch we strive to be the leading technology solutions provider to maximize plant performance and minimize …

Ag Media Summit, Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Technology