GROWMARK Picks AgIntegrated for Info Platform

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GROWMARK has teamed up with AgIntegrated (AGI) for the development of FS Advanced Information Services (FS AIS), a suite of tools to “connect data, analysis, insight, and application into one complete user experience for advanced field optimization.” AgIntegrated is an independent provider of ag information management consulting and technologies based in Pennsylvania and President Duane Reese says they are excited …

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LandViewer Sees Current Crop Conditions

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A new web portal offers a “real-time view of current crop conditions” allowing growers, traders, and grain buyers to correlate crop conditions with regional pricing information. Genscape’s new LandViewer platform offers dual-level, real-time images of critical growing variables allowing growers, traders, and grain buyers to correlate crop conditions with regional pricing information. “While NASA is publishing satellite vegetation vigor every …

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Farmers Reminded of Conservation Compliance Changes

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USDA is reminding farmers of conservation compliance changes included in the 2014 Farm Bill that may impact their operations. According to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, producers are now required to have on file a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026). The Farm Bill relinked highly erodible land conservation and wetland conservation compliance with eligibility for premium support …

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Grassland Oregon Releases FIXatioN Balansa Clover

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Grassland Oregon has released a “next generation cover crop” specially designed to be winter-hardy and set up to 100 units of nitrogen per acre. Grassland Oregon co-founder Jerry Hall says they created FIXatioN to address a number of farmers’ concerns “and the result is a cover crop that outperforms all other clovers in hardiness, biomass and most importantly, nutrient fixing …

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More Accurate Soil Test Can Reduce Fertilizer Use

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A USDA Agricultural Research Service soil scientist has developed a more accurate test for how much fertilizer a farmer needs to add to a field, reducing costs by $10 to $15 per acre and diminishing run off. Richard Haney, with the Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas developed a soil test that replicates some of the natural …

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Kinze Electric Multi-Hybrid Planter Progress

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Kinze® Manufacturing is reporting progress this season on the “world’s first electric multi-hybrid planter.” According to Kinze, six multi-hybrid planters were successfully used for planting this spring on test plots in Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Based on success so far, Kinze is putting the model into limited production for the spring 2015 planting season. Last December, Kinze first announced the …

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Southwestern Fertilizer Conference Breaking Records

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Nearly 1600 fertilizer industry representatives from 17 countries have pre-registered for the 79th annual Southwestern Fertilizer Conference (SWFC) coming up later this week in San Antonio. Combined with the 200-300 attendees expected to register onsite, that is expected to make it the largest gathering of the fertilizer industry on record, according SWFC Executive Director Pat Miller. “It’s an exciting time …

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Forbes Announces AgTech Summit

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Forbes magazine will focus on accelerating new technologies and capabilities in farming next July at the “Forbes Reinventing America: The AgTech Summit” in Salinas Valley, California. Forbes, in partnership with SVG Partners and The Steinbeck Innovation Cluster, will host the invitation-only event to bring together several hundred of the smartest minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture for the purpose …

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Bayer CropScience Defends Neonicotinoid Pesticides

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The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) this week petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics), claiming that they “pose a serious risk to honeybees, wild bees, and other pollinators.” The petition asks EPA to launch an immediate one-year review of neonics’ impact on bees, to determine if the pesticides’ use should be prohibited on bee-pollinated crops and …

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Field to Market Announces New Supply Chain Program

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Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, has just launched a new agricultural supply chain program for commodity crops. The Field to Market metrics and benchmarks developed through a multi-stakeholder process over the past several years will now become an important platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous improvement in corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, rice, potatoes and other …

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