New Holland Sets World Record

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 New Holland‘s CR8.90 combine has set a new World Record.  In just eight hours a total of 16, 157 bushels of soybeans were harvested in the Bahia State of Brazil. “Setting the world record for harvesting 16,157 bushels of soybeans is an achievement we’re very proud of and it demonstrates the power and productivity of the CR8.90”, stated Dan Valen, …

Agribusiness, Harvesting, New Holland, Soybeans

Inocucor’s Biological Crop Input is Certified Organic

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Inocucor Technologies‘ biological crop input, Synergro, has been granted organic certification for use in Canada. The approval means the product is in compliance with Canadian Organic Standards and the USDA’s National Organic Program. It is one of the first microbial crop inputs to be registered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Synergro can be used on high-value produce like strawberries, tomatoes, …

Agribusiness, biologicals, environment, Organic

BASF Acquires Digital Farming Portfolio from ZedX

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BASF has announced that they have acquired ZedX Inc., a digital agriculture developer.  ZedX focuses on developing agronomic weather and crop and pest models. BASF plans to uses these resources to help growers take advantage of the power of big data. “Growers are embracing cutting-edge technology and tools that can help them increase crop yields,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, …

Agribusiness, BASF, Data

Indigo Presents Innovative Platform for Ag

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Indigo focuses on using nature to sustainably feed the plant, which is why they’ve collaborated with 25 growers and experts to test a microbial seed treatment on more than 15,000 acres in 2017. The project, named Indigo Partners, will provide data and insights to help Indigo bring new products to market. “Using bioinformatics and data analytics, we are creating a …

Agribusiness, seed

Monsanto Completes $50 Million Plant Expansion

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The ribbon has been cut on Monsanto‘s $50 million dollar expansion in Muscatine, Iowa. The state-of-the-art facility expands the company’s formulations and packaging capacity for their dicamba-tolerant trait technology. The original plant has been around since 1961, producing products like Warrant, Degree, Harness, Roundup WeatherMax, and ExendiMax. “Iowa is fortunate to have innovative companies like Monsanto that are making significant …

Agribusiness, Monsanto, Traits

Farm Market iD Upgrades Software

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Farm Market iD’s FarmFocus software has been a leader in grower data for nearly 10 years. Users can now expect even more from the product with the introduction of several new features and capabilities, most notably the Grower Profile. The online database covers 2 million farmers and 300 million acres of crops with user friendly interfaces for mapping, charts, graphs, …

Agribusiness, Data, Software

AgriFlyNetwork Launches “Uber for Farmers” App

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In an industry with as much innovation as agriculture it’s a wonder when anything surprises, but AgriFlyNetwork has launched a rather unique idea. Their new app allows growers, retailers and crop experts to quickly and easily connect with ariel applicators through a platform they liken to ‘Uber for farmers.’ An assignment can be ‘pinned’ on a map, giving details of …

Aerial Application, Agribusiness, Apps

1,000+ Members in FiberMax One Ton Club

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Bayer is pround to announce that the FiberMax One Ton Club now boasts a total of 1,049 growers. In 2016, 391 cotton growers from across the nation were honored for their four-bale and higher yields. All qualifying members have surpassed their state average by 2 and a half times, but Johnny Lindley from Lakeview, Texas leads the club with 3,059 …

Agribusiness, Award, Bayer CropScience, Cotton

GROWMARK Offers Advice to Protect Crops this Season

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It’s been a warmer, dryer winter than normal, says Tim Laatsch with the Agronomy Division at GROWMARK.  Combining that with the wet conditions many growers are experiencing this spring puts crops at risk.  The dry windows have provided opportunity to plant some early season corn, but corn isn’t the only thing growing in the field. Winter annuals are also thriving, which …

Agribusiness, Audio, Growmark, Herbicides, Insect Control, Insecticide, Planting, Scouting

Agrible Pocket Drone Control App Makes Drones Easy

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The Pocket Drone Control app from Agrible is making it easier for growers to gather insights from ariel images. The new software works with Crop Copter’s UAVs to find damage in a field from weather or pests. The iOS app works with the Morning Farm Report suite of analytic tools that provide decision-making information about everything from when fields are …

Aerial Imagery, Agrible, Agribusiness, Data, Scouting