Peanut Research Future Includes Georgia Tech

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Georgia Tech is new to the peanut research world but Doug Britton who manages the Agricultural Research Program at the university believes they are bringing a new perspective and expertise to the table. “Georgia Tech has a great engineering and science faculty,” said Britton. “A lot of things that we develop are in manufacturing or other aspects of engineering and …

Audio, Peanuts, Research, UAV, University

New Holland History on Display

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The recent New Holland Media Days featured a visit to the New Holland Historical Society Museum. The museum features a permanent exhibit of historical items of the New Holland company, including photos of company founder Abe Zimmerman, and interesting items like this battery box for a New Holland Hit or Miss Engine. New Holland’s agricultural heritage also is responsible for …

Machinery, New Holland, Video

Farm Bureau Releases Drones in Ag Study

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The American Farm Bureau Federation, together with drone solutions company Measure, have released a study that identifies and quantifies the benefits of drone technology in precision agriculture. “While lots of drone hardware has been sold to farmers, until today no tool existed to help growers actually quantify whether the benefits exceed their costs, especially when farmers want to outsource these …

AFBF, drone, technology, UAS, UAV

BASF Preparing for Engenia Approval

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We’ve been hearing about the development of Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant crops from BASF Crop Protection for over three years now and the wait for it to come to market may soon be over. “Our anticipation is that registration will come in the fourth quarter of this year,” said Dr. Chad Brommer, BASF Technical Market Manager for Engenia, during a …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Video, Weed control

Soil Health Partnership at White House Drought Symposium

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The Soil Health Partnership had a seat at the table at the recent White House Drought Symposium which brought about 40 diverse groups together to discuss the federal government’s role in building drought resilience into water management systems. Soil Health Partnership director Nicholas Goeser talked with other stakeholders about the organization’s mission to advance agricultural sustainability and productivity by quantifying …

Ag Group, Conservation, Soil

How @GROWMARK Stays Ahead of the Precision Curve

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It’s kind of redundant these days to say “precision farming” since the vast majority of farmers now have adopted some type of precision technology on their operations. But GROWMARK and FS Services have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology and bringing their customers what’s next. “We really started in the precision emphasis back in …

agronomy, Audio, drone, FS System, Growmark, InfoAg, technology

House Ag Committee Passes Labeling Bill

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The House Agriculture Committee today approved the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 with bipartisan support. First introduced by Reps. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), the legislation has evolved through bipartisan discussions between the Agriculture Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee. “I appreciate the collaborative efforts of the Energy and Commerce Committee in getting this …

biotechnology, GMO, Government

Visiting the @BASFAgProducts Midwest Research Farm

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Seymour, Illinois near Champaign is the location for the BASF Midwest Research Farm (MWRF), which the company has developed into a showcase for the latest in crop development trials and stewardship practices. “Several years ago we were farming about 45 acres worth of plots at this site and not really doing a whole lot of customer interaction,” said BASF Crop …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection, Research, Soybeans