Precision Ag Bytes 7/24

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  • At AgTech Nexus USA, NewLeaf Symbiotics and Joyn Bio announced a long-term partnership valued at up to $75M to bring innovation and sustainability to modern agriculture with a new class of microbes that benefit crop health and protection.
  • New Leader Manufacturing unveiled the NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator for the Dot Autonomous Robotic farming system at the Ag In Motion show.
  • Geosys announces the availability of maps from its Croptical® farm monitoring tool through the John Deere Operations Center. By integrating the satellite data from the Croptical tool with the Ag production data on Operations Center, users will be able to quickly detect changes in the field – often before visible signs appear.
  • Raven Industries has expanded its logistics and control offering to help ag retailers find more efficiency, and profitability, in their custom application operations. Featuring the integrated suite of AgSync™, Slingshot® and the Viper® 4+ software and hardware; Raven’s Connected Workflow™ allows users to seamlessly and wirelessly connect their office to the field and back again.
  • At AgTech Nexus USA, NewLeaf Symbiotics and Joyn Bio announced a long-term partnership valued at up to $75M to bring innovation and sustainability to modern agriculture with a new class of microbes that benefit crop health and protection.
  • The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium announced that BASF has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.
  • Case IH is introducing the new Flex Hoe™ 900 air drill, which is agronomically designed to help producers efficiently seed small grains, no matter the ground conditions. New for 2020, this model expands the Flex Hoe series of hoe air drills with a durable seeding solution that provides operators the flexibility to make quick adjustments across changing terrains.
  • Nufarm Americas Inc. announced that Trunemco, its new seed-applied nematode management technology, is now approved in 28 states. More states are pending and updates on new state registrations can be viewed at nufarm.com/uscrop/trunemco.
  • Time is running out and seats are filling up quickly for the Conservation in Action Tour hosted by the Conservation Technology Information Center, which will be held in central Iowa August 20 and 21. Registration for the event closes at midnight on July 26. Online registration is available at https://www.ctic.org/cia_tour/registration.
  • Agricultural Retailers Association President and CEO Daren Coppock says they are pleased to see EPA render a science-based decision on the crop protection product chlorpyrifos. “Chlorpyrifos is a very important tool for controlling insects, resulting in producing healthy and attractive produce for consumers. Thousands of studies support responsible use of this product and vouch for its safety when used according to label directions, and EPA’s periodic registration reviews ensure that this product and others will regularly be reviewed with the best-available science.” Click here to read more from EPA on this topic.
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