INNVICTIS Announces Soybean Herbicide

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The EPA has granted registration for INNVICTIS CROP CARE, LLC‘s VANDAL MOC, a multi-mode of action soybean herbicide especially effective on glyphosate resistant weeds like waterhemp and palmar amaranth. It offers a flexible application window and a 45 to 60 day residual. It is labeled for pre-plant and pre-emerge and can be used on sunflowers or dry shelled peas as …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, Weed control

Bayer Celebrates New $8 Million Research Center

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On Thursday, Bayer wrapped up a week of grand openings by celebrating the expansion of the Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center in Champaign County, Illinois. The new station will house research and development to identify, develop and test new varieties, using modern breeding methods, pushing the limits of yield potential for growers in the Midwest. The expansion is part …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Research, Soybeans, Video

PrecisionHawk Builds Unifying Brand

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PrecisionHawk has rebranded their products and offerings, using the same solutions, but creating a more complimentary feel for their drone platform. New names for the data tools have been selected to better align with the overall vision of PrecisionHawk. The data management and analysis software formerly known as DataMapper is now PrecisionMapper.  DataMapper InField that provides on-site survey reviews and flight path adjustments …

Agribusiness, drone

Weed Resistance Strategy at #Classic17 with FMC

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Weed resistance may just be one of the most discussed topics over the last couple years and that didn’t change at Commodity Classic. FMC is one of the companies that has worked aggressively on this issue and Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Ken Smith about it. He said, “What we have learned in the last ten years of our research is, we can …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, FMC, Video, Weed control

5th Annual Bayer Bee Care Award Seeks Nominations

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The Bayer Bee Care Community Leadership Award recognizes a grower, researcher, golf course superintendents or other stakeholder who is working with a beekeeper to protect pollinators. It also honors a young beekeeper involved in pollinator initiatives in his or her school or community. The winning partners receive $5,000 towards their collaboration and the youth will receive $1,000 for their project. …

Agribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Bees, Honeybees

Bayer Talks Future of Weed Control

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The continued prevalence of herbicide resistant weeds pose a significant threat to the future availability of many of the industry’s most important crop protection technologies, making the need to take a proactive approach to weed resistance more important than ever. David Tanner, Liberty Product Manager at Bayer, spoke during the 2016 Bayer AgVocacy Forum earlier this month about the current …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Herbicides, Weed control

2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge Finalists Selected

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Five teams have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics. The challenge asked participants to develop a model to predict what soybean varieties are most likely to be selected by farmers in a specific region. Finalists were selected by the Analytics Society of INFORMS, a leading association for professionals in operations research and analytics. “After …

Agribusiness, Contest, Syngenta

New Agrible Pocket Spray Smart App

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Agrible has a new iOS app to help farmers decide when to spray their fields. Pocket Spray Smart is a free app that works with Agrible’s Morning Farm Report software that helps plan applications, when to get equipment into the fields, and what to expect for yields. Agrible’s Spray Smart technology in Morning Farm Report shows a farmer what the conditions look …

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Big Buzz at Farmers Edge Booth from #Classic17

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Farmers Edge had not one, but two major new product launches at Commodity Classic in San Antonio last week and their Vice President of Marketing, Marina Barnes was on hand to tell us about them both. FarmCommand takes precision agriculture to decision agriculture, Barnes said, with it’s easy to use, all-in-one system. It eliminates the need for multiple passwords and unusable data. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Farmers Edge, technology

OHP Signs Agreement with Vestaron

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OHP, Inc. a leading marketer of crop protection solutions for the production ornamentals market, is partnering with Vestaron Corp. of Kalamazoo, MI to market a greenhouse bioinsecticide. Spear O provides control of thrips, whiteflies and spider mites that plague greenhouse ornamental growers. It is a toxin-derived bioinsecticide that controls pests without harming honeybees, fish, birds, humans or other mammals and …

Agribusiness, Insect Control