Announcing Formation of Valley Water Management

Melissa Sandfort

Valley Irrigation continues to provide water management solutions for agriculture with the formation of Valley Water Management (VWM), a new division of the Valmont company Cascade Earth Sciences (CES). Initially, Valley Water Management will enter the North American market with custom engineered pumping stations. Service for these solutions will be provided by Valley dealers – the most extensive sales network …

Agribusiness, Irrigation

Helping Rice Growers Manage Tough Weeds

Melissa Sandfort

During the 2012 Rice Outlook Conference, BASF Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced that Command herbicide is now recommended for use in the Clearfield Production System for rice. Command herbicide adds value to growers by controlling tough grasses in rice production, which can rob growers of yield. Weed management in rice has become more challenging as weed species are developing …

Agribusiness, BASF, FMC

Get Ready for Championship Tractor Pull

Melissa Sandfort

High-horsepower, high-volume competition returns to the 52nd Annual Western Farm Show in 2013 with one of the show’s most popular attractions – the Championship Tractor Pull. More than 150 drivers and machines from 15 states will compete for $64,600 in prize money during the three-day pulling competition, which gets under way at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 21-23, at …

Agribusiness, Events

AEM 2013 Forum in India

Melissa Sandfort

In collaboration with Agrievolution Alliance, AEM in 2013 will support agriculture member companies in the international marketplace with an educational forum in India. Agrievolution Alliance, a global coalition of agriculture equipment manufacturing associations for which AEM serves as the secretariat, announced that the 2013 Agrievolution Forum will be held December 5-6, 2013, at the Hotel Taj Mahal in New Delhi, …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Events

Introducing Virtual Vista for Farmers

Melissa Sandfort

Leica Geosystems has introduced Virtual Vista, a new web-based platform that delivers a flexible data management solution to farmers. Virtual Vista offers a simple solution which connects directly to the Leica mojo3D. Through the built-in modem of the Leica mojo3D farmers can access the service within a few steps; no additional hardware has to be purchased. Initially Virtual Vista provides …

Agribusiness, Data Collection, Leica Geosystems

FMC Signs Agreements with GAT Microencapsulation AG

Melissa Sandfort

FMC Corporation announced that its Agricultural Products Group has signed a perpetual, global licensing agreement, along with distribution and services agreements with GAT Microencapsulation AG covering a range of advanced crop protection products and proprietary formulation technologies. Under the agreement, FMC will access GAT Microencapsulation AG’s complete library of intellectual property, which includes a portfolio of registered products, proprietary formulation …

Agribusiness, FMC

New Report on Benefits of Precision Seed Protection

Melissa Sandfort

CropLife Foundation (CLF) announces that it will publish a comprehensive report in spring 2013 entitled “The Role of Precision Seed Protection in Modern Crop Production.” The report closely examines research from case studies conducted throughout the U.S. and outlines the benefits of using pesticides for sustainable crop production. Preliminary findings of the report were presented at the American Seed Trade …

Agribusiness, Corn, Research, seed, Soybeans

New Mirus Harvest Data Collection Software

Melissa Sandfort

HarvestMaster announces Mirus harvest data collection software as the latest addition to its research agriculture solutions offering. Mirus is an all-in-one software designed to collect and view harvest data in real time. The Mirus software is compatible with the industry leading HarvestMaster HM800 GrainGage systems. Mirus features include large, easy-to-read screens, capable of showing multiple data screens simultaneously for more …

Agribusiness, Data Collection, Software

Video: The Role of Foliar Nutrition in Ag

Melissa Sandfort

Precision Laboratories has released an animated video that demonstrates the role foliar nutrition plays in agriculture and the differentiating factors specific to their unique line of Wuxal® suspensions. The animated video provides an in-depth look at how plants receive nutrients and how an effective foliar nutrient program can benefit different stages of a crop’s lifecycle. The content is designed to …

Agribusiness, Education, Video

AFBF Goes to ‘Music City, USA’

Melissa Sandfort

The American Farm Bureau Federation has announced the country music artists who will be performing at its 94th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13-16 in Nashville, Tenn., also known as “Music City, USA.” The three-part country music group Edens Edge will perform at the opening general session on Sunday Jan. 13, which begins at 9 a.m. The Arkansas trio is composed of …

AFBF, Agribusiness, Events