Clariant Colors the Seed Industry Bright

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If you haven’t heard of Clariant, it’s pretty remarkable to discover all the ways this manufacturer of chemicals might be involved in your daily life. With manufacturing plants around the globe, Clariant’s color division is providing pigments to industries like plastics, oil, even airline de-icing. They were at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota last …

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Clariant Ups R&D Support for Agriculture

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Clariant is excited to announce their new greenhouse at Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) opened earlier this week. The state-of-the-art greenhouse will offer R&D for crop protection and managment, along with yield-enhancement solutions. The 400sqm greenhouse offers smart simulation of environmental conditions such as humidity, light, rainfall and temperature, creating a proper climate for testing to supplement Clariant’s existing laboratory testing …

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Herrmann Concludes Year as ASTA Chair

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The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) annual meeting marks the end of Mark Herrmann’s service as Chair of the organization. For the past year he has lead the group in some major changes and successes, including the passing of a federal GMO bill. “The GMO transparency bill being a federal bill, as opposed to the patchwork that was being done …

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Bayer Celebrates National Pollinator Week

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To celebrate National Pollinator Week, Bayer Bee Care has granted funding to 58 projects that will focus on forage planting. Projects in more than 30 states and Washington D.C. and will recieve between $1,000 and $5,000 in hopes of meeting Feed a Bee‘s latest initiative of forage planting in every state by the end of 2018. “It’s thrilling to see …

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Volvo Trucks Improve Sugar-Cane Harvest

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Volvo’s new self-steering truck is changing the Brazilian sugar-cane harvest with precision steering through the fields to avoid damage to young plants that will grow into next year’s crop. Currently, growers face a four percent loss each season as plants are run over by vehicles, meaning each of these trucks has the potential to save tens of thousands of U.S. …

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4 Series Sprayers From Deere See Upgrades

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The 4 Series Sprayers from John Deere offer a little something for everyone, Doug Felter says. With options ranging from 600 to 1,200 gallon tanks and 80- to 132-foot booms, these sprayers are set up to provide growers and retailers the ability to get through the fields with timely applications across their operations. Part of making their sprayers better than …

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New Design for John Deere Field Cultivator

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, the John Deere field cultivator is worth looking into. Jarred Karnei was at the John Deere Reveal event last week to talk about the newly redesigned equipment. “Here we’ve incorporated technology into our tillage tools,” Karnei describes. “What it allows our producers to do is to be able to be in the cab …

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A John Deere Tractor for Every Need

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Dennis Ogle, Senior Marketing Representative, focused on the R Series tractors at John Deere‘s Reveal event in Moline, Illinois last week. They offer almost anything you could want for on-farm jobs, Ogle explains. From the 1000 tractor to the 8 R option, there are big things to think about. Choose tracked models or wheels, pick the cab comfort level you’ll …

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Deere’s 3-Point Mounted Sprayer Packs a Punch

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Scott Geier is a marketing Manager for implements and attachments at John Deere, making him the go-to guy for information on their recently released 3-point mounted sprayer. The 3-point mounted sprayer is designed for use with tractors between 50 and 180 horsepower. While it’s small it’s also mighty, providing many features typically available only on larger-scale equipment. The new attachment …

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John Deere Display Gets Smarter

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The John Deere Gen 4 monitor has been in large agriculture tractors since the 2014 model, but at the big Reveal event last week in Moline, Illinois the company unveiled its latest upgrade, the 4640 Universal Display. “Brand new today is a 4640 Universal display, so that means we have a portable display that we can retrofit back into 30 …

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