Seed Industry and Sustainability Demands at #ASTACSS

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Wednesday’s general session at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo on Wednesday focused on the opportunities and challenges for the Seed Industry and Sustainability Demands. Tristan Brown with the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Kerry Trombley of Marathon Petroleum, and Honeywell’s Kevin O’Neil discussed how governments and corporations are increasingly leading with climate-smart and sustainability initiatives and what …

ASTA, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Seed, Soil, Sustainability

MyLand Company Completes Funding to Scale-up

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil health company MyLand has announced the successful first closing of its Series B financing round led by The Borden Family Trust and Waterpoint Lane. The new $12M investment will enable the expansion of the MyLand footprint and the strengthening of its innovation activities.   The new funding will significantly expand MyLand’s approach to regenerative agriculture in California, Arizona, Florida, …

AgWired Precision, land, Precision Agriculture, Soil

Soil Regen Co-Owner Breaks National Dryland Corn Yield Record

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil Regen is proud to share that co-founder and first-generation farmer, Russell Hedrick has submitted an entry of 459.51 bushels per acre to the North Carolina Corn Growers Association, a result that beats the current national yield record of 442 bushels per acre held by Francis Childs. “The average corn yield for Catawba County is somewhere between 100 and 124 …

Corn, Soil

MyLand Offers Educational Webinars

Cindy Zimmerman

Soil health and regenerative agriculture company MyLand Company is offering two free educational webinars on November 17th and 29th at 9 a.m. PST to promote the perspective of Soil-as-a-Service. This new paradigm of soil health will help growers to better understand and enhance the natural capabilities of their soils.  Both webinars will be hosted by MyLand Research Director and Kiss the Ground …

Soil, webinar

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 23

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. Fall Nutrient Planning Brings Spring Success In this episode, we discuss the importance of incorporating a fall nutrient program into a comprehensive, year-round nutrient plan and how KAS can help growers set up for a successful …

Agribusiness, Audio, Koch Agronomic Services, Podcasts, Soil

BetterSoil Alliance Welcomes New Partners

Cindy Zimmerman

The BetterSoil Alliance is pleased to welcome two new partners – Ceres Imaging and Phytech – to help support the California almond industry in the pursuit of improving water productivity, soil health, and lowering carbon footprint. Since its inception last fall by Yara North America and Heliae® Agriculture, the Alliance has established a framework for evaluating soil chemical, physical, and …

carbon, Soil, specialty crops, Sustainability, Water

Field Notes from Koch Agronomic Services – Episode 22

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, Seed, Soil

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 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

Verdesian Adds to Peanut Farmers’ Plant Health Options

Cindy Zimmerman

“The Nutrient Use Efficiency People™” at Verdesian Life Sciences are delivering a plant health lineup for peanut farmers with the addition of Primacy ALPHA®, MicroSync®, and SEED+™ GRAPHITE to their peanut product portfolio of offerings. The three products complement the peanut industry staple, Primo Power CL, a standard production protocol for peanut growers and researchers, which is always supplied as …

Nutrient Management, Peanuts, Soil, SPGC