Climate FieldView Helps @GROWMARK Customers

Cindy Zimmerman

Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView products are among the most exciting innovations that GROWMARK’s Ron Milby has seen come along for agriculture in the past two decades. “I’ve been involved with precision ag for over 20 years and just having satellite images so you can see what’s going on, that really is a tremendous value,” says Milby, GROWMARK’s executive director for …

Audio, FS System, Growmark, Nitrogen, sustainability

#GrowSmart University Launched by @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection is all about helping farmers grow smarter and to that end has announced the launch of a new online educational resource – Grow Smart™ University. Grow Smart University is designed to connect growers and industry professionals with agronomic and agribusiness content and offers an extensive library of farm management information, according to Paul Leeland, Product Manager, BASF. …


#Plant16 Ahead of Average

Cindy Zimmerman

The #Plant16 hash tag has been burning up Twitter in the past week as corn planting jumped up to 13% compared to the five year average of eight percent. According to USDA, planting progress is now ahead of average by 37 percentage points in Missouri, which at 58% planted nearly a quarter of its crop last week. Iowa, Kansas and …

Corn, Planting, USDA

Mavrx Precision Tools Now Available Through Answer Tech

Cindy Zimmerman

WinField has added Mavrx® to its Answer Tech™ portal, giving farmers and their retail partners the ability to more accurately analyze fields in-season and make timely crop input decisions. Mavrx is a total field awareness system that uses aerial imagery and data analysis to provide actionable insights to the global agriculture industry. Its suite of precision tools combines ultra-high-resolution (UHR) …

Aerial Imagery, Apps, technology

Bayer Seeks Hearing on Pesticide

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is taking its disagreement with the Environmental Protection Agency over registrations for the pesticide flubendiamide, marketed as Belt® in the United States, to the administrative level. This week, the company formally requested a hearing before EPA’s Administrative Law Judge to argue their case. Bayer has already rejected a request by EPA to voluntarily withdraw registration for flubendiamide-containing products, which …

Bayer CropScience, EPA, Government, Pesticides

First of its Kind Report Details Impact of Fertilizer

Cindy Zimmerman

While we often take for granted the important role fertilizer plays in food production, the economic impact in terms of jobs provided by the industry has been generally overlooked. Now a study sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) is shedding light on those numbers at both the state and congressional district levels. “We are excited to be able to share …


Surprising Crop Report from USDA

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. …

AFBF, Corn, Cotton, Markets, Planting, Rice, Soybeans, USDA, wheat

US and Nigerian #Corn Growers Talk #Biotech

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staffers welcomed the director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association for a series of meetings this week on how farmers in the two nations can work together to increase corn demand and promote acceptance of biotechnology. Edwin Uche, director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association, reached out for a meeting during the recent Maize …

biotechnology, Corn, Ethanol, GMO, International, NCGA

Bayer Launches #FeedABee 2016 Video

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer is gearing up to make a significant impact on pollinator health in 2016 by planting more forage and spreading the word about the importance of pollinators with the debut of the Feed a Bee song and video. The video features Beatrice Blum and her animated friends who spread wildflowers to beautify their world and help pollinators and is designed …

Bayer CropScience, Bees, pollinators, Video

Sinor Chemical Appoints NBPT Business Manager

Cindy Zimmerman

Sinor Chemical Industry Co., Limited announces the appointment of Andrew Semple as Business Manager for NBPT in North, and South America, and the European Union. NBPT is the world’s most popular nitrogen stabilizer for urea, which is the most widely used nitrogen fertilizer on a global basis. SinorChem is an innovator in the production of NBPT, with the development of …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nitrogen