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

Endure 4R Advocate Award Program from @GROWMARK

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWMARK has instituted a new award program to recognize the efforts of crop specialists who excel in engaging farmers by using sustainable, best-management practices. The GROWMARK Endure 4R Advocate award was just given to five crop specialists in the FS System for working with farmers to increase their use of the 4R approach; applying fertilizers at the right source, right …

agronomy, Audio, Award, FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management

GROWMARK Launches Endure Program

Joanna Schroeder

GROWMARK’s Agronomy division has launched a new Pollinator Seed Program coined the Endure Advocate Program focused on entry-level and advanced nutrient management training programs. The secondary focus on the program is to support honeybees; GROWMARK is donating wildflower seed to many of its supply and grain members to plant and promote honeybee health. If all the FS and grain members …

agronomy, Bees, Growmark, Nutrient Management

First Phytobiomes Roadmap Published

Joanna Schroeder

The Phytobiomes Roadmap has been published by a team (the Phytobiomes organization) led by Iowa State University. The Roadmap lays out the vision for agriculture to increase health, productivity, and sustainability of current cropping and forest systems and outlines a strategic plan to acquire the knowledge needed for the vision to become reality. The Roadmap calls for better understanding of …

agronomy, climate, Plant Science, Soil

#NFMS16 Hears From 2015 NCGA Yield Winner

Taylor Truckey

National Farm Machinery Show attendees had the opportunity to hear from a 2015 NCGA Yield Contest Winner, Randy Dowdy. Dowdy farms in southern Georgia and claimed the first place prize in the irrigated category with a high yield of 486.1594 bushels/acre. During his presentation, Dowdy explained that a near 500 bu yield doesn’t happen overnight. For years, he has been …

agronomy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Contest, Corn, National Farm Machinery Show, NCGA, New Holland, NFMS

2016 AgroExpo Offers Variety, Insight For Growers

Taylor Truckey

A new event designed to connect farmers, commodity groups, and grower-led organizations with the latest technology and research in agriculture will take place in St. Johns, MI this fall. AgroExpo, hosted by AgroLiquid, will be held Aug. 16-18, 2016. “With our focus on innovative technology, this event is designed for farmers who are seeking the latest advances in agriculture,” Albert …

Agribusiness, Agro Expo, agronomy, Corn, Dupont Pioneer, Plant Science, Research

Agri-Fos Fungicide Plus Receives EPA Registration

Taylor Truckey

Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide Plus has received EPA registration, Vivid Life Sciences announced yesterday. The active ingredient a highly concentrated phosphite fungicide. “Agri-Fos Systemic Fungicide is the original systemic fungicide. It was developed by Agrichem and it was one of the first potassium phosphite products registered in the U.S.,” said Josh Krenz, CEO of Vivid Life Science. “The Agri-Fos brand has …

agronomy, Company Announcement, Farm Management, Fungicides

Ag Leader Launches 2nd Gen. SeedCommand Line

Taylor Truckey

The next generation of Ag Leader SeedCommand products will be available to growers in summer 2016. The new product line will offer exciting features for growers looking to enhance the functionality and productivity of their planting operations. As an all-encompassing planting solution, the next generation SeedCommand products will comprise of electric drives and individual row control for hydraulic down force, …

agronomy, Equipment, Planting

Roundup Ready Xtend Receives Chinese Approval

Taylor Truckey

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans received import approval from China today. A highly anticipated technology, Monsanto Company’s Xtend soybeans will now be available in the US and Canada in time for the 2016 season. “We are pleased to bring Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans to the market,” said Brett Begemann, Monsanto President and Chief Operating Officer. “After a decade of …

agronomy, Company Announcement, Monsanto