Fall Weed Control Ideas From FMC

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I’ll bet you want to talk about fall weed control right? Good. Because during the Ag Media Summit I spoke with Tom Becker, FMC, on this topic. One of the reasons this is important according to Tom is the need to protect new traits that you might be using in a crop like soybeans. There are some very problematic weeds …

AgriEdge Excelsior Farm Management From Syngenta

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Syngenta has brought their farmer-customers a farm management program through AgriEdge Excelsior. AgriEdge Excelsior delivers software, on-farm service and innovative products. We met up with Stacey Shaw, AgriEdge Specialist, Syngenta, during the 2017 Ag Media Summit in Utah to hear more about the programs focus on technology, service and risk management. “The big picture of the AgriEdge Excelsior program is …

Mix Tank App Updates from Precision Labs

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Precision Laboratories has released an extensive upgrade to its Mix Tank app, available immediately for download on iTunes and Google Play. During the recent Ag Media Summit, we caught up with Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Labs. The latest refresh is designed to better assist agricultural growers and professional applicators with resources and record keeping …

FMC Explains Fungicide Factors

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I’ve been learning a lot about fungicides lately and got another lesson with Brent Neuberger, FMC Senior Technical Sales Manager, during the Ag Media Summit. Brent starts out explaining that farmers are starting to see some issues in soybeans with frogeye leaf spot which even includes resistance to some of the strobilurin products. That’s why he says it’s very important …

John Deere Works for Ag Retailers

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Randy Kasperbauer and Chip Donahue at InfoAg The ag retailers who supply products and services are the main point of contact between John Deere and the farmers who put them to work. “They’re the ones that really serve the customer at the local level,” said Chip Donahue, manager of business segment strategy for Deere. He and colleague Randy Kasperbauer, product …

AgGateway’s ADAPT Nears Completion

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Members of AgGateway have been working hard over the last 2-3 years, developing a common model to share precision agriculture data. Now the Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit, or ADAPT, is nearly ready for launch. Brent Kemp, Executive VP of AgGateway, and Mark Stelford from Premier Crop Systems and ADAPT committee chair attended last week’s Info Ag Conference in St. …

Precision Ag is John Deere Connected

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A significant percentage of the more than 100 companies exhibiting at the InfoAg Conference last week were proud to promote that they were John Deere Operations Center Connected. Stu Pocknee with Precision Terrain Solutions of Australia specializes in landforming and agricultural water management, basically “anything to do with putting an implement behind a tractor and changing the shape of a …

Premier Crop Systems Receives Capital Investment

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Premier Crop Systems has focused on providing agronomic decision support to growers with prescription rates for 19 years. Now a new partnership with Syngenta Venture is offering the company the opportunity and accelerate Enhanced Learning Blocks, a breakthrough system to validate the prescriptions used in a grower’s field. The data is randomized and replicable, opening up the possibility of scientific …

Another Successful InfoAg

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The 2017 InfoAg Conference was another success with 1363 attendees from 22 countries, 104 exhibitors, and 98 speakers. Conference secretary Quentin Rund says this was the 22nd InfoAg, which has grown quite a bit since it moved to St. Louis in 2013. “The exhibit hall has increased, and our attendance has also been terrific,” he said. With 22 countries represented, …

Precision Labs Focus on Life Span of Droplet

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Precision Laboratories’ Total Spray Droplet Management considers the entire life-cycle of the drop. This ensures quality spray mixes, improved target placement and optimized retention and coverage. While in Snowbird, Utah at the 2017 Ag Media Summit, we stopped in to chat with Jim Reiss, senior vice president of product development at Precision Labs, to learn more. “Total spray droplet management …