DWFI Podcast 14 – Jackson Stansell, Sentinel Fertigation

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Jackson Stansell is CEO and founder of Sentinel Fertigation, a Lincoln, Nebraska ag startup founded in 2021 that uses drone- and satellite-collected imagery to predict when a corn crop needs fertilization — saving growers money and reducing environmental impact. Jackson has a connection to the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. He received student support from the institute while working …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Fertilizer, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Water, Water for Food

Yield10 Bioscience Renames Canadian Subsidiary

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced a name change for its Canadian subsidiary to Yield10 Oilseeds Inc. from Metabolix Oilseeds. Yield10 Bioscience is focused on innovation in oilseed crops to develop crop-based solutions to address global food security, climate change and plastic waste in the environment. Yield10 Oilseeds was founded in 2010 and is based in …

Biofuels, Biotech, Seed, Sustainability

Nebraska Inspires Water Partnership with Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

The government of Mato Grosso, Brazil found what it was looking for in Nebraska – ways to improve the sustainable development of water for crop irrigation and pasture land, to intensify production on existing lands and decrease expansion of agriculture on fragile ecosystem. As a result of a technical visit to Nebraska in May, Mato Grosso will sign a technical …

International, Sustainability, Technology, Water, Water for Food

Truterra’s 2022 Carbon Program Open for 2nd Enrollment

Cindy Zimmerman

Truterra, LLC, the sustainability business of Land O’Lakes, has announced the opening of an additional signup period for its 2022 carbon program. Truterra had its initial enrollment in December 2021 and is looking to drive additional supply through this second opportunity to meet buyer demand. After successful verification, farmers can earn up to $25 per ton upfront for new carbon …

AgWired Precision, carbon, Farming, Soil, Sustainability

ZimmCast 692 – Alltech Planet of Plenty Awards

Chuck Zimmerman

Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. This week I was in Lexington, KY for the Alltech ONE Conference. It has been 3 years since Alltech created one of the very first virtual conferences in 2020. So you can imagine the excitement and joy of being with customers and friends from all over the world. That includes agricultural media who had …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Audio, Sustainability

SISC and CropTrak Release Stewardship Calculator 2.0

Cindy Zimmerman

Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and CropTrak® are announcing the public release of Stewardship Calculator 2.0 to help growers measure a wide-range of on-farm data for better crop management and help brands more easily aggregate that data for sustainability and ESG reporting. “Following a robust pilot program with leading brands and growers, we are now offering this online calculator …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Food, Precision Agriculture, specialty crops, Sustainability

Gevo and Farmers Edge Partner for Carbon Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Gevo and Farmers Edge have signed an agreement to work together on a new type of carbon inset management program. The potential combination of Farmers Edge highly precise and proprietary datasets with Gevo’s Verity Tracking platform and blockchain technology is expected to create value around agriculturally driven carbon impact. The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Corn, Ethanol, Sustainability

Syngenta Spotlights Sustainability Standard

Carrie Muehling

A new platform from Syngenta can help farmers to easily assess how sustainable their farming practices are and what changes they can begin to make in order to improve. The Sustainable Outcomes in Agriculture (SOA) standard enabled through its Cropwise™ Sustainability app was in the spotlight at last week’s Commodity Classic. “Sustainability assessments do not have to be a time-intensive …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Commodity Classic, Precision Agriculture, Sustainability, Syngenta, Technology

Cotton Trust Protocol Update

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol recently celebrated one-year since its official launch in 2020. The Trust Protocol brings quantifiable and verifiable goals and measurement to sustainable cotton production and drives continuous improvement in six key sustainability metrics– land use, soil carbon, water management, soil loss, greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. National Cotton Council president and CEO Dr. Gary Adams, …

Audio, Beltwide Cotton, Cotton, Sustainability

Syngenta Partners With Dairy Industry and Nature Conservancy

Cindy Zimmerman

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has announced a partnership with Syngenta and The Nature Conservancy to help dairy producers “reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and strengthen farm resilience.” You can listen to an interview with Chris Cook, Head of Enogen, and Liz Hunt, Head of Sustainable & Responsible Business for Syngenta, who explain more about the initiative: …

Audio, Corn, Dairy, Feed, Livestock, Sustainability, Syngenta