BioLumic and Gro Alliance Bring UV Light Technology to Row Crops

Cindy Zimmerman

BioLumic™ and Gro Alliance today announced a partnership to utilize ultraviolet (UV) light seed treatment technology for corn and soybean seed production. Based on 20 years of science and seven years of large-scale field validation, BioLumic’s proprietary light treatment technology regulates genetic expression in plants to improve yield, crop quality, root growth and plant resilience across specific cultivars. Since 2021, …

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, Precision Agriculture, Seed, Soybean

Syngenta and Biotalys Announce Biologicals Partnership

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Crop Protection and Biotalys have announced a collaboration to research, develop and commercialize new biocontrol solutions to manage key pests in a broad variety of crops. The new solution will be based on Biotalys’ AGROBODY™ technologyand will offer a new mode of action to broaden farmers’ access to novel technologies that counter the threat of pest resistance and advance …

Biologicals, Crop Protection, Syngenta

DPH Biologicals Releases New Biological Seed Treatment

Cindy Zimmerman

DPH Biologicals today launched a multi-action biofungicide seed treatment called BellaTrove™ Companion Maxx ST that helps seedlings fight pathogens and ensures healthy root systems. BellaTrove Companion Maxx ST is derived from DPH Biologicals’ proprietary strain of a plant-stimulating rhizobacterium. The EPA-registered OMRI-certified biofungicide and bactericide stimulates a plant’s natural defenses against pathogens while improving nutrient uptake and root health. BellaTrove …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biologicals, Crop Protection, Seed

Regev and Timorex ACT Approved for Stone and Pome Fruits

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agro announced today the approved expansion of the use of Regev and Timorex ACT fungicides for both stone and pome fruit production. This action by the EPA gives growers two new tools to use in their fruit orchards to battle fungal and bacterial disease. Both these fungicides benefit from the activity of Tea Tree Extract (FRAC BM 01). Regev …

Crop Protection, Fungicide, specialty crops

Onward to the AgGateway Annual Meeting

Chuck Zimmerman

I’ll be on the agriblogging highway this weekend for the AgGateway Annual Meeting. This will be my first time attendance and I’m looking forward to seeing members I know and meeting news ones. There is a very full agenda of technical sessions and more discussions of industry standards and guidelines. The standards were discussed at the mid-year meeting by committee …

Ag Groups, AgGateway, Audio, Crop Protection, data, Irrigation, Nutrient Management, Precision Agriculture, Technology

ZimmCast 701 – A View from the Top with Syngenta Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. In this episode I’m going to share some interviews with Syngenta leadership from the company’s crop protection media summit. So, let’s learn what’s new with Syngenta Crop Protection. First I’ll share my conversation with Vern Hawkins, President, Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC, followed by Jeff Cecil, Head of North America Crop Protection Marketing. Vern will …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Media, Syngenta, ZimmCast

Syngenta Hopeful Science Will Prevail in Atrazine Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The public comment period for proposed EPA revisions to rules and regulations regarding the use of atrazine ended October 7 but it will still be some time yet before a final decision is made that could ultimately impact 65 million acres of corn, sorghum, and sugarcane nationwide. “It’s going to have a significant impact on how we use atrazine going …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, EPA, Herbicide, Syngenta, Uncategorized

Syngenta Group Reports Strong Second Quarter Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta Group reports strong financial results for the second quarter and first half of 2022, with the quarter up by 24 percent to $9.2 billion, increasing $1.8 billion compared to year ago. All business units achieved double-digit sales growth in the quarter and the first half of 2022, benefiting from strong demand for the Group’s products and services that help …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, Seed, Soybean, Syngenta

ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Corn, cover crops, Crop Protection, Crop Science, Soybean, Sustainability, Technology, ZimmCast

Syngenta Introduces CruiserMaxx APX Soybean Seed

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta recently launched CruiserMaxx APX, a new brand combining components of CruiserMaxx Vibrance seed treatment with picarbutrazox, a novel mode of action. “With CruiserMaxx APX, best-in-class soybean seed treatment protection is now even better,” said Katie Jaeger, Syngenta Seedcare product lead, at last week’s Commodity Classic. “CruiserMaxx APX combines the proven Vigor Effect and RootingPower that CruiserMaxx Vibrance is known …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Syngenta