Improved Decision-Making Is “Beltwide” Goal

Lizzy Schultz

Those planning to attend the 2017 Beltwide Cotton Conferences’ (BWCC), set for January 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, may register online and find information regarding hotel reservations on the BWCC website. The conferences can help its attendees improve production, processing and marketing efficiency by providing them with insight into the latest available tools and research …

Ag Group, agronomy, Cotton, Events

FarmLogs Hosting Second Annual User Conference

Lizzy Schultz

FarmLogs will host its second annual series of user conferences this January in Des Moines, Iowa, Champaign, Illinois and Lubbock, Texas. The events are free to attend but registration is required and accessible online here. This year’s conference theme is “Connecting the Dots to Profitability,” and the events will be focused on the future of precision agriculture. Over 500 farmers …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Company Announcement, Events, technology

4R for the Future at Legacy Farmers Coop

Cindy Zimmerman

Logan Haake is the precision ag manager for Legacy Farmers Cooperative in Findlay, Ohio, which means he leads all precision planting, climate, grid sampling, field scouting, variable rate prescriptions, and other precision ag programs for Legacy Agronomy. He was also one of five crop specialists named this year as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. …

agronomy, Audio, FS System, Growmark

Global Update on BASF Maglis

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held the global launch of Maglis at the 2016 Commodity Classic and the global media got an update on the online agricultural platform during a press event last week in Germany. Dr. Matthias Nachtmann, head of BASF’s agIT project team, says they had a good initial launch of the Maglis Customer Navigator in North America. “We’re really excited by …

agronomy, Audio, BASF, Data, technology

ClearAg Platform Advanced by @Iteris

Joanna Schroeder

What is the right time and the right amount of nitrogen to put on your field? Now growers can have a better answer with the Nitrogen Advisor, a part of Iteris’ ClearAg platform. To learn more, Chuck Zimmerman caught up with Iteris’ Jeff Kaiser who kicked off his remarks by noting that ClearAg is a data analytics platform that the …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, InfoAg, Nitrogen, Software

Farmers Edge – Global, Integrated & Independent

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to precision data technology, farmers today have many choices. Farmers Edge was eager to share what sets them apart from the rest and how they strive to boost growers crop production without forgetting about the need for constant improvement in sustainability efforts. Farmers Edge VP of Marketing, Marina Barnes, said, “We strongly believe you have to have …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Audio, Data, Farmers, Nutrient Management, Precision Planting

Spoon-Feeding Nitrogen Shows Benefits

Lizzy Schultz

Experts at The Fertilizer Institute, as well as decades of research and practical experience, have concluded that matching nitrogen application to plant uptake can help to minimize nutrient loss, maximize utilization and improve plant performance and yield, and the increased move towards late-season nitrogen application, ­­­a best management practice for corn production today, has led to significant discussion about the …

Ag Group, agronomy, Crop Protection, Nitrogen

Turf Feeding Systems Making Jatropha More Sustainable

Joanna Schroeder

Jatropha has been a crop in and out of favor as a feedstock to produce advanced biofuels such as biodiesel and biojet fuel. One criticism of the crop is that it is difficult to produce sustainably. Mexican company Zphere Works is launching a project in the Mexican Yucatan to produce 30 million gallons of biojet and biodiesel fuel using jatropha …

agronomy, Energy, Soil, water

WindField US & Climate Corp Join Forces on Ag Tool

Joanna Schroeder

Windfield US and The Climate Corporation are joining forces again to create a new ag tool. The two companies are implementing a two-way cross navigation exchange between Winfield’s R7 Tool and Climate Corp’s Climate Fieldview platform. The new enhancements are expected to roll out in two phases in time for 2017 crop season planning, and provide retailers with a more …

agronomy, Retailers, seed, technology

.@Iteris_ClearAg Launches Next Gen WeatherPlot

Joanna Schroeder

Iteris has launched its next generation of WeatherPlot, a precision weather and soil analytics mobile app developed for seed and crop protection companies. The mobile app, designed for use in the field, provides the user with key environmental information. WeatherPlot is available in English and Spanish and can be used on iOS devices, Android devices and mobile web browsers. Built …

agronomy, Apps, Crop Protection, environment, Software, Soil, water, weather