Senate Panel Hears Ag Consolidation Testimony

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At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday on “Consolidation and Competition in the U.S. Seed and Agrochemical Industry,” executives of DuPont, Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Bayer and Monsanto defended the current spate of mergers and acquisitions as being important to continue to deliver on the innovation that farmers need to feed a growing global population, while agricultural organizations urged caution. Bayer …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio

BASF Showcases Revysol®

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Earlier this year, BASF started the regulatory process in the European Union for a new active ingredient, Revysol® fungicide, which was showcased at the recent global media event in Germany. BASF Vice President Global Strategic Marketing Fungicides Rolf Reinecke and Technical Director Bill Clark provided an overview of the fungicide, part of the triazole (SBI) chemical class, which shows biological …

Audio, BASF, Herbicides

Veris Tech Offers #Soil Sensing Platforms

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Veris Technologies, which recently announced a new partnership with The Climate Corporation to make high resolution soil maps from Veris on-the-go soil sensors available in the Climate FieldView™ platform, had two of their most popular soil sensing platforms on display at the recent Farm Progress Show. “We’ve got the MSP3, which does three depths of soil connectivity mapping, organic matter …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, Soil, technology

Global Update on BASF Maglis

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held the global launch of Maglis at the 2016 Commodity Classic and the global media got an update on the online agricultural platform during a press event last week in Germany. Dr. Matthias Nachtmann, head of BASF’s agIT project team, says they had a good initial launch of the Maglis Customer Navigator in North America. “We’re really excited by …

agronomy, Audio, BASF, Data, technology

Agrible at #FarmProgressShow

Cindy Zimmerman

Agrible was showcasing its “alien technology” at the 2016 Farm Progress Show. “It really is so far ahead and so foreign to a lot of people that it just seems alien,” said Agrible sales director Jason Little. Among Agrible’s alien technology products is the free Find My Seed™ tool which combines searchable data from over 300,000 third-party seed trial plots …

Audio, Farm Progress Show, technology

Bayer is #SoyExcited About Credenz®

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer representatives were “soy excited” to talk with farmers at the Farm Progress Show last week about Credenz® soybeans. Bayer soybean agronomy lead Monty Malone says Credenz was launched in the Midwest in 2015 and expanded this year into the rest of the country. “We have a reputation in the Midwest of being a very innovative development company in crop …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans

Comment Deadline on Sulfonylureas Approaching

Cindy Zimmerman

September 12 is the deadline for public comment to the EPA on a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) for regulating the class of herbicides known as sulfonylureas. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is urging farmers and other stakeholders to provide comments on the class of herbicides currently used on millions of acres in the United States. Using the most conservative models …

ARA, EPA, Herbicides

LibertyLink® Acres Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer Liberty® herbicide has been around now for nearly three decades but the increasing need for solutions to control resistant weeds has made it more popular than ever. “Liberty was first introduced back in the late ’90s,” said Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for corn and soy. “In the last couple of years, Liberty has really come of age, …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Herbicides

When Will Autonomous Tractors be on the Market?

Cindy Zimmerman

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “How important is immigration/farm labor to election?” This is really a pretty easy one to guess the results to. Somewhat to Very Important got about 84% of the votes. It certainly is an issue for debate in our upcoming Presidential election. Our new ZimmPoll is live and asks the question, How long until we …

Case IH, New Holland, Tractor, ZimmPoll

#Agriculture is Big R&D Investment for Bayer

Cindy Zimmerman

The farm economy may have its ups and downs, but the investment that Bayer’s Crop Science division makes in research and development for agriculture to feed a growing population has never been stronger. “We have an R&D strategy that basically involves using cutting edge science to help growers with their productivity, but to do it in a way that is …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show