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

Traction Introduces Agronomy Solutions

Cindy Zimmerman

Traction has introduced a new lineup of agronomy management tools for both service providers and farmers. Solutions include an agronomy mobile app and web application, designed for soil sampling, soil fertility, lab integrations, recommendations and prescription generation. Traction Agronomy is focused on simplicity, efficiency, and profitability, helping farmers apply the right product at the optimum rate and right time to …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Precision Agriculture, Technology

Precision Ag as a Process, Not a Product

Cindy Zimmerman

Precision agriculture has come a long way over the past couple of decades, to the point where it has gone beyond individual technologies to integrated systems, which is becoming increasingly important in the sustainability economy. FieldReveal CEO Matt Hesse told attendees at last week’s Tech Hub LIVE conference that sustainability will be an increasing consideration for growers in their decision …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Audio, Sustainability, Tech Hub LIVE, Technology

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science Announce Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science have announced a partnership to bridge the gap between traditional and biological crop input solutions. This new relationship applies a systems approach to support sustainable practices and provide growers easy access and product education on full-spectrum, integrated crop solutions. HELM Agro will market, sell and distribute the Alltech Crop Science line of products in …

Agronomy, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Crop Science, Precision Agriculture

ZimmCast 672 – Farmers Edge Smart Carbon Program

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Carbon seems to be the big (C) buzzword lately. In the last couple weeks I’ve lost count of how many announcements I’ve received on this subject in my inbox. One of those was from Farmers Edge that announced the company’s new Smart Carbon program. You can find the announcement and more about this program …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Audio, Environment, Soil, ZimmCast