Registration Open for TFI Annual 4R Summit

Kelly Marshall

The annual 4R Summit will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from June 14-15.  This summit is sponsored by The Fertilizer Institute and offers a learning opportunity for those interested in nutrient management and stewardship.  Stakeholders, including growers, retailers, government partners, researchers and other professionals will present about the 4R Nutrient Stewardship program. “As environmental concerns and the demand for food …

Ag Group, Events, Fertilizer

BRANDT Acquires Majority Interest in BAICOR

Kelly Marshall

BRANDT is a global leader in agriculture with a strong focus on innovation, technology and customer service.  Now the company has acquired a majority interest in BAICOR L.C. out of Logan Utah.  BAICOR is a manufacture and distributer of specialty fertilizers with a focus on liquids for foliar and soil applications.  The new acquisition brings additional manufacturing capacity to BRANDT, …

Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Fertilizer

Legume Trees Found to be Sustainable Source of Nitrogen

Kelly Marshall

Silvopastoral systems refer to the combination of putting crops and livestock in the same location for the benefit of both, and that is just what Jose Dubeux Jr. hopes to accomplish.  Dubeux, an assistant professor of Agronomy at North Florida Research & Education Center, spent a lot of time on his grandparents’ farm in Brazil as a child.  Now he’s …

Education, Fertilizer, livestock, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Agricen Releases New Film About Farming

Kelly Marshall

A new film has been release by Agricen, a Loveland Products Company.  The 25-minute film, “Prove It to Me,” follows five growers over the course of the 2015 growing season.  It covers experiences, concerns and opportunities familiar to all growers– the realities of farm economics and Mother Nature. Each of the growers featured in the film uses Loveland Products’ Accomplish® …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management

Sinor Chemical Appoints NBPT Business Manager

Cindy Zimmerman

Sinor Chemical Industry Co., Limited announces the appointment of Andrew Semple as Business Manager for NBPT in North, and South America, and the European Union. NBPT is the world’s most popular nitrogen stabilizer for urea, which is the most widely used nitrogen fertilizer on a global basis. SinorChem is an innovator in the production of NBPT, with the development of …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nitrogen

iSOYL App Earns FinOvation Award

Kelly Marshall

This year’s FinOvation Award, honoring reader interest in new products, has been given to SOYL for their new precision production app, iSOYL. The app offers growers a solution that makes variable rate seed or fertilizer application easy and affordable.  iSOYL can work with a variety of controllers to take shape file prescription application maps and connect via an iPad to …

Agribusiness, Apps, Award, Fertilizer, Planting, Variable rate

GYPSOIL Reminds Growers Sulfur Maximizes Yields

Kelly Marshall

Ron Charmberlain, lead agronomist for GYPSOIL brand gypsum, reminds growers not to over look sulfur as an essential element for crops this growing season.  A survey from the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) shows sulfur deficiencies in many places across the Midwest.  In Wisconsin 81 percent of the soils tested show low levels of sulfur. “Corn, soybeans and alfalfa need …

Agribusiness, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management

FarmLogs Unveils New Offer at #Classic16

Kelly Marshall

FarmLogs had a big announcement to make last week at the 2016 Commodity Conference. The upcoming growing season will bring many changes to the company’s offerings, all designed to help them fulfill their mission of helping growers be more profitable. Nitrogen monitoring and variable rate prescriptions top the list of things growers can look forward to from Farmlogs. In the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Variable rate

The Fertilizer Institute Honors 4R Growers at #Classic16

Kelly Marshall

The Commodity Classic was the site of many top honors last week, including the 4R Grower and Retailer Advocates title given to five American farmers and their retail partners by The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). 4R Grower Advocates are those who have shown excellence in the four areas of nutrient stewardship: using the right nutrient source at the right rate at …

Agribusiness, Award, Commodity Classic, Conservation, Fertilizer

New Program Assess Fertilizer Management Tools

Kelly Marshall

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has just launched NutrientStar, a new science-based program that reviews the performance of commercially available nutrient management tools. Nitrogen is one of the most critical nutrients for row crops, but as much as 50 percent of what a grower puts on his field is not absorbed by crops.  This contributes to air and water pollution …

Conservation, Fertilizer, Nitrogen