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

Cover Crops Council Hires Program Manager

Joanna Schroeder

Anna Morrow, a Purdue Extension educator, has joined the Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC) as program manager. In her new role, that began on July 1, 2016 as as staff member in Purdue University’s Department of Agronomy, Morrow will assist MCCC in meeting its goals of facilitating widespread adoption of cover crops across the Midwest for purposes of soil health, …

agronomy, Conservation, Cover Crops, Soil, water

PrecisionAg Institute Announces Award Winners

Joanna Schroeder

The PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence have been selected to honor outstanding people, programs and organizations that are making a positive impact on the precision ag industry. According to PrecisionAg Media, this year’s winners have devoted their careers to technology designed to improve crop production stewardship, agronomy and efficiency. And the awards go to… Educator/Researcher of the Year – Dr. Brian …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Award, Nutrient Management

4R Approach is Just Good Agronomy

Cindy Zimmerman

Rick Klevze is the location manager at the GROWMARK FS Bloomsbury, New Jersey location and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. Klevze, who has over 35 years of experience and has been a Certified Crop Adviser since 1994, believes the 4R approach is a sensible way …

agronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, FS System, Growmark, Nitrogen

Dale Cowan Wins ICCA Adviser of Year Award

Joanna Schroeder

AGRIS and Wanstead Cooperatives’ Dale Cowan, of Ontario, Canada, has won the International Certified Crop Adviser’s (ICCA) Adviser of the Year Award. The honor recognizes a certified crop advisor who delivers exceptional customer service, is highly innovative, has shown they are a leader in their field and has contributed substantially to the exchange of ideas and transfer of agronomic knowledge …

Agribusiness, agronomy, Award

4R Approach is Personal to Ontario Crop Advisor

Cindy Zimmerman

For Chris Snip of Agris Co-operative in Ontario, Canada, the 4R approach to nutrient management is personal. Snip has been a Certified Crop Advisor for 16 years and was one of five crop specialists recently named as the first recipients of the new GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award. “My family and I spend a lot of time in Lake Erie, …

agronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, FS System, Growmark