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

Introducing the Yara Water Solution

Joanna Schroeder

With water supplies and access to water, especially in states such as California, there is an opportunity to develop tools and technologies to enable plants to capitalize on what water they do have. One new product is the Yara Water Solution, a plant-based sensor that allows direct communication with the plant, such as citrus crops, during the entire growing period. …

Crop Nutrition, Fertilizer, Irrigation, Pesticides, Water 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

BRANDT to Acquire Assets of TRAGUSA

Joanna Schroeder

Illinois-based BRANDT, an agriculture retailer and manufacturer of specialty agriculture products, has acquired the assets of Tratamientos Guadalquivir S.A. (TRAGUSA) under its subsidiary BRANDT Europe, S.L. TRAGUSA, based in Carmona, Spain. TRAGUSA manufactures, distributes and sells specialty fertilizers, adjuvants and a full line of crop protection and plant nutrition products. BRANDT says the acquisition, the second in 2016, will give …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, International

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

Joint Venture by TFI and The Nature Conservancy

Kelly Marshall

The Nature Conservancy and The Fertilizer Institute are now working together to help growers move closer to the goal of clean water.  The two organizations have signed a memorandum of understanding and the annoucment was made at TFI’s 4R Summit.  The hope is to work towards ensuring agriculture has the tools necessary for environmental and economic efficiency. The Conservancy and …

Ag Group, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management, sustainability

WinField Releases Latest Answer Plot Data

Lizzy Schultz

Results have been released from the 2015 Answer Plot Program by WinField, and the data shows a positive yield response to split-season and late-season nitrogen applications made at critical corn growth stages. In the study, researchers compared the results of three different application scenarios. The two split applications observed in the study were made with the 360 Y-DROP applicator for …

Ag Group, Crop Protection, environment, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Research

WinField Data Confirms Late-Season N Benefits

Kelly Marshall

WinField is releasing data to help farmers get their best return on nitrogen investments.  The 2015 Answer Plot Program results showed a positive yield response to split-season and late-season N applications. To help farmers identify the best way to optimize N use by corn, researchers compared the results of three different application scenarios: 1) applying their total N allotment at …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management, Research

GROWMARK FS Crop Advisers Earn 4R Certification

Kelly Marshall

Sixteen GROWMARK and FS Certified Crop Specialists have passed rigorous exams and demonstrated experience advising farmers on crop production practices to receive their 4R Nutrient Management Specialist (NMS) certification.  The program, run through the Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) program, equips volunteers with knowledge and skills to manage nutrients in a sustainable manner.  Currently there are about 100 certified specialists in …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Growmark

Advancing Nutrient Efficiency

Kelly Marshall

Nachurs-Alpine Solutions and Pathway Biologic, LLC are extending their exclusive marketing agreement specific to PowerBlend.  The agreement means the companies will work together through 2020 to give retailers an advancement in fertility efficiency and nutrient stewardship with NACHURS Rhyzo-Link fertilizer. Nachurs-Alpine Solutions is based out of Marion, Ohio.  They are a leader in quality, in-furrow fertilizer.  Pathway Biologic hails from …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer