Precision Ag Bytes 9/18

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  • Precision Laboratories expands its offering of Irrigation Water Optimizers with the introduction of Stretta™. Stretta is the first plant-derived Irrigation Water Optimizer with fertilizer compatibility. It improves the availability and performance of irrigation water, nutrients, and other soil-applied products throughout the plant root zone, optimizing the growing environment.
  • ADAMA Ltd. and Taranis, announced their global partnership to develop a full service package solution to optimize farming practices and decrease costs through precision agriculture.
  • The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium has received $255,500 from the United Soybean Board to help develop an ecosystem service protocol for the Soy and Corn Belt. In addition to the partnership with USB, ESMC has added six new members to its Consortium. Nestle is joining as a Founding Circle Member, and the American Soybean Association; NativeEnergy; Newtrient, LLC; the Conservation Technology Information Center and World Wildlife Fund are joining as Legacy Partners.
  • AgLaunch will host the Future of Ag Field Day on Thursday, Sept. 19 in Memphis, Tenn. Register here.
  • NRCS is investing in four projects in eight states to protect, restore and enhance over 15,000 acres of wetlands in critical watersheds across the nation.
  • The Soil Health Institute and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition released the Impact of 2018 Farm Bill Provisions on Soil Health, a comprehensive review of each new provision and its role in advancing soil health, the foundation for regenerative and sustainable agriculture. The report also compares funding for soil health in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills.
  • Featuring Charlie Arnot, CEO of The Center for Food Integrity, and Amy te Plate-Church with CFI’s Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture, “Trust in Gene Editing: Your Company’s Future Depends On It,” is scheduled for Wed., Sept. 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. CDT. Registration is free. To register, visit foodintegrity.org.
  • Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Finland-based Pro Farm Technologies OY, adding proprietary nutrient and biostimulant technology and products for seed and foliar treatments to its portfolio. In addition, Pro Farm and Corteva Agriscience announced a strategic, long-term exclusive commercial agreement in Europe as part of Pro Farm’s expansion plans.
  • Integrated CBD, an institutional scale and quality supply chain leader for hemp-derived CBD, announced the installation completion of plant-based sensor technology, powered by ag-tech company Phytech, on their approximately 10,000 acre industrial hemp farm in Yuma County, Arizona.
  • SVG Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture and innovation firm, announced that Valley® Irrigation, a Valmont® Company, has become the latest Corporate Partner to join its THRIVE Venture & Innovation Platform.
  • The John Deere 6M Tractors, one of the company’s most versatile tractor series in the 110-195 hp range, is getting a significant makeover for 2020.
  • EOS Earth Observing System, the leading retailer for remote sensing satellite data has launched its digital agri platform – EOS Crop Monitoring – for the North American market.
  • Paine Schwartz Partners announced that it has made its first growth equity investment through its Paine Schwartz Food Chain Fund V in Advanced Agrilytics, an agronomics services business with advanced precision analytics capabilities. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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