Nutrient Use Efficiency Expo – John Deere Demo

Chuck Zimmerman

Late in the day on the Conservation in Action Tour we participated in a Nutrient Use Efficiency Expo with several exhibitors. One of them was John Deere where Pauley Bradley was demonstrating their PitStop Pro coupling system that lets farmers quickly change anhydrous ammonia tanks without getting out of their cab. I asked Pauley to demonstrate for me and you …

Agribusiness, CTIC, Equipment, Fertilizer, John Deere, Video

AGROTAIN Presents New Research at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

AGROTAIN was another one of the many companies and organizations at the Ag Media Summit Info Expo last week in St. Paul, talking with those attending about what’s new. Chuck talked with John Hassell, who is Manager for Research and Agronomic Development at AGROTAIN, about some new research they are very excited about – one at the University of Illinois …

Conservation, Fertilizer

Developing Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers In France

Chuck Zimmerman

Sophie Marquis works for GPN Agriculture in France, pictured here with Andrew Semple, VP International Sales, AGROTAIN. She says there’s a lot of pressure in France and other EU countries on the development of new fertilizers that can increase yields while helping with environmental concerns. She says there are some products available now in their market but it sounds like …

Audio, Fertilizer, International

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers Improve Sustainability

Chuck Zimmerman

When it comes to sustainable food production, enhanced efficiency fertilizers are starting to play a role. At the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference Charlie Walker, Incitec Pivot Ltd., Australia was on the program to talk about how they’re using urease and nitrification inhibitors to accomplish this. If you like a good Aussie accent then you’ll enjoying listening to Charlie. He’s a …

Audio, Fertilizer, International, Sustainability

Using Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers for Corn and Wheat

Chuck Zimmerman

Using enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEF’s) in corn and wheat was the subject of a presentation by Greg Schwab, University of Kentucky, at the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference. We’re just starting to see these products make their way into large acre crop use. I spoke to Greg after his presentation and he says he works very closely with farmers and crop …

Audio, Fertilizer, Uncategorized

International Fertilizer Efficiency

Chuck Zimmerman

We had a great mix of international attendees at the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference in Miami. I spoke with two of them after being introduced by AGROTAIN Marketing Communications Manager, Carrie Doza, pictured in the middle. To the left is Dr. Surinder K. Bansal, Potash Research Institute of India and on the right is Daniel O. Claudino dos Santos (a …

Audio, Fertilizer, International

Representing Global Fertilizer Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

In this week’s program we’ll learn about the International Fertilizer Industry Association. IFA, along with New Ag International, conducted the first International Conference on Enhanced-Efficiency Fertilizers to be held in the U.S. this past week in Miami. I was there courtesy of AGROTAIN. The Director, Agriculture Service, for IFA is Patrick Heffer who welcomed us to the conference at the …

Ag Groups, Audio, Fertilizer, International, ZimmCast

Enhanced Turf Nutrition

Chuck Zimmerman

Enhanced turf nutrition was the subject of a presentation by Elizabeth Guertal, Auburn University, at the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference. Elizabeth says EEF’s are very important to the turf business for two reasons that include economic and environmental. She says that she’s done some work in this area that found that the controlled release sources had much less nitrogen loss …

Audio, Fertilizer

Insight on N-sight

Chuck Zimmerman

For some insight into the N-sight technique we heard from Brian Wade, AGROTAIN. He was on a panel discussion here at the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference. He covers Europe, the middle east and Africa and is based in Switzerland. He comes from an Iowa farm too. Brian spoke about the N-sight technique: A visual and quantitative analysis of urea hydrolysis …

Audio, Fertilizer

Reducing Nitrous Oxide Emissions

Chuck Zimmerman

One of our keynote speakers at the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizer Conference was Ardell Halvorson, USDA-ARS. His focus was on the effect of EEF’s on nitrous oxide emissions from various cropping systems. He said that the work he’s been doing shows that the use of EEF’s has helped reduce nitrous oxide emissions in his area in Colorado. He says that this …

Audio, Fertilizer, Video