GROWMARK’s FS Simulator Makes Training Fun

jamie johansen

GROWMARK’s FS applicator simulator was on display for media this week in Bloomington, IL. The simulator was created as a training module for FS System operators to practice, study, and enhance their ability, knowledge, and safety skills. “To the best of my knowledge, this simulator is the first of its kind in agriculture being used for training,” said Erik Wilcox, …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, FS System, Growmark

Three Patents Granted to Eco Agro Resources

Kelly Marshall

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Eco Agro Resources three patents for N-YIELD®, N-BOUND® and the NEON™ family of nitrogen stabilizers. These three are the first of 15 patents currently undergoing the patent process that will protect hundreds of possible combinations of active ingredients like NBPT, DMPP, DCD, Nitrapyrin, and multiple solvent options. “These technologies offer new capabilities and …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Smart Nitrogen from Agrium

Kelly Marshall

Mike Howell spent time at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show telling growers about the benefits of Agrium‘s ESN smart nitrogen. ESN is a polymer-coated urea that slowly releases nitrogen over a period of 60-90 days while preventing loss from volatilization, leaching or de-nitrification It can work with nearly any grower’s program and with any crop Howell says. Whether a …

Audio, Farm & Gin Show, Fertilizer

Court Upholds Retail Exemption to PSM

Kelly Marshall

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals saved U.S. retailers more than $100 million in compliance costs with its ruling on Friday.  The court found the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was not adhering to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act when it issued an enforcement memo earlier this year that redefined retail facility exemption to the Process Safety Management …

Ag Group, ARA, Fertilizer, Retailers

Deere Rolls Out High Capacity Nutrient Applicator at FPS

Kelly Marshall

The Farm Progress Show is full of interesting sights and exhibits, and one of the best things is seeing something brand new from a company. John Deere didn’t disappoint, rolling out their first entry in a dry fertilizer spreader. I spoke with Jason Beuligmann, Product Manger at John Deere, about this new F4365 High Capacity Nutrient Applicator and why John …

Agribusiness, Audio, Equipment, Farm Progress Show, Fertilizer, John Deere

Loveland Launches Titan XC Fertilizers

Kelly Marshall

Loveland Products is known as a global provider of innovative crop input solutions and now they’re adding to that name with the launch of Titan XC.  This next-generation formula for dry fertilizer was created to improve efficiency by being extra concentrated. It also offers growers benefits such as: increased nutrient availability and uptake, enhanced nutrient use efficiency, better root growth and development, improved …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer

Friday in the Field Focuses on Nitrogen Management

Joanna Schroeder

Agro Liquid, in partnership with AgPhD, is hosting a Friday in the Field event with a focus on responsible nitrogen management. The event is taking place on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in Michigan, at the North Central Research Station. Attendees will learn about experiments conducted to determine the best nitrogen management practices, as nitrogen …

Events, Fertilizer, Nitrogen

Sens. Fischer & Heitkamp Introduce Bipartisan FARM Act

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) have introduced bipartisan legislation that would block a federal standard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding anhydrous ammonia. The chemical is used as a fertilizer and input by farmers. In response to the proposed standard, the Senators introduced the Fertilizer Access and Responsible Management (FARM) Act, to counter …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Policy

U of Illinois Research Shows Increasing Crop Input Costs

Joanna Schroeder

New research from two economists from the University of Illinois has found that crop input costs have been higher since 2006 than they were between 1990-2006. This occurred in part because growth rates of fertilizer, pesticide and seed costs have been higher. In 2015, the sum of these totals were 48 percent of crop revenue, higher than the 36 percent …

Agribusiness, Corn, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Pesticides, seed

Collaboration To Assist Neb Growers with Soil Health

Joanna Schroeder

A new collaboration has been formed to help growers improve fertilizer efficiency and soil health on their farms while still achieving high yields. Kellogg Company, United Suppliers, Inc. and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) are kicking off the initiative with growers in Kellogg’s grain sourcing region of Nebraska, in particular, Crete. These farmers will be introduced to United Suppliers’ SUSTAIN Platform …

Agribusiness, environment, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management, Water Quality