Precision Ag Bytes 8/1

carrie muehling

  • BRANDT’s proprietary foliar nutrients have helped another grower win a soybean yield challenge. Brazilian grower, Estanislau Bassan, has won Brazil’s National Soybean Productivity Challenge in the non-irrigated category using BRANDT foliar products.
  • Actagro LLC and Anagra, a Mitsui majority owned company, have signed a Distribution and Development Agreement to promote and expand Actagro’s product portfolio in Chile and Peru. The partnership strengthens Actagro’s growing footprint, bringing the company’s innovative plant and soil health solutions to a region heavily focused on high-production agriculture.
  • Aeris, a technology leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), is collaborating with Ranch Systems of Novato, CA to help farmers and businesses improve their sustainable water management, food production and environmental monitoring.
  • A unique high-performance herbicide with three modes of action that provides all-in-one weed control is now available to wheat growers. Arysta LifeScience announces the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted registration for BATALIUM™ Herbicide for use in spring, durum and winter wheat.
  • The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture has established a multi-stakeholder Steering Committee to develop a framework for the responsible use of gene editing in agriculture. The steering committee, representing diverse stakeholder interests, met July 26 in Washington, D.C. to begin the development process.
  • A statewide effort to identify and map six types of conservation practices (terraces, ponds, grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins, contour strip cropping and contour buffer strips/prairie strips) has been completed in Iowa and provides the most comprehensive inventory of conservation practices in the nation. Maps and additional information about the project can be found at https://www.gis.iastate.edu/gisf/projects/conservation-practices.
  • If you have a farmer friend, neighbor or family member who epitomizes the title “Good Steward” then please take a minute to consider nominating them for the National Corn Growers Association’s Good Steward Recognition Program before the 5 p.m. CDT, Aug. 6, 2018 deadline.
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