Helping Rice Growers Manage Tough Weeds

Melissa Sandfort

During the 2012 Rice Outlook Conference, BASF Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced that Command herbicide is now recommended for use in the Clearfield Production System for rice. Command herbicide adds value to growers by controlling tough grasses in rice production, which can rob growers of yield. Weed management in rice has become more challenging as weed species are developing …

FMC Signs Agreements with GAT Microencapsulation AG

Melissa Sandfort

FMC Corporation announced that its Agricultural Products Group has signed a perpetual, global licensing agreement, along with distribution and services agreements with GAT Microencapsulation AG covering a range of advanced crop protection products and proprietary formulation technologies. Under the agreement, FMC will access GAT Microencapsulation AG’s complete library of intellectual property, which includes a portfolio of registered products, proprietary formulation …

Meet Bob Haselwood – Precision.AgWired.com Profile

Jamie Johansen

Time for another Precision.AgWired.com Profile where we spotlight a farmer who is taking advantage of the technologies in precision agriculture. Meet Bob Haselwood, a crop from Kansas and treasurer for the United Soybean Board. I met Bob at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. “We are using precision agriculture. We started about 2001. The first step we …

FMC Talks New Product Lines

Jamie Johansen

FMC Corporation shared new product lines during the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talks. Chuck talked with Bentley Curry, FMC Representative, about herbicides and harvest aids farmers can take advantage of in the fields. “This year we had the Authority line of products in combination with Authority XL, Authority MTZ. Probably the product that was best fitted for …

USDA to Conduct Census of Agriculture

John Davis

The USDA wants to get a better idea of what’s happening on America’s farms. That’s why the 2012 Census of Agriculture forms will be hitting producers’ mailboxes very soon. “The Census of Agriculture will be dropped in the mail December 14th, so farmers should expect it in their mailboxes by the end of the year,” says Renee Picanso, Director of …

USDA Asks for Survey Responses to be More Precise

John Davis

Ag producers know the importance of being precise in their information, and the USDA is no different, especially this year when growing conditions varied so much nationwide. To get that good, precise information, the USDA will be sending out its end-of-year surveys soon. Cindy caught up with Bob Bass, the Director of National Operations for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics …

Meet Randy Spronk – Precision.AgWired.com Profile

Jamie Johansen

It is time for another spotlight in our series of post about farmers utilizing precision agriculture on their farm. Today’s Precision.AgWired.com Profile is on Randy Spronk, a Minnesota pork producer and crop farmer. I met up with him while attending the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk in Kansas City last week. Randy shared his passion for agriculture and …

Meet Dan Hughes – Precision.AgWired.com Profile

Jamie Johansen

It is time for another Precision.AgWired.com Profile. Again, NAFB Trade Talk made it possible for me to meet Dan Hughes, a farmer from western Nebraska. Dan operates an 11,000 acre farm with 20% irrigated and 80% in dry land. He manages a diverse selection in the field including: hard red winter wheat, hard white winter wheat, corn, soybeans, dry edible …

Corn Growers Now Have an Anthem Option

Chuck Zimmerman

After years of planning, research and development, FMC finally received EPA registration on a new herbicide, Anthem. You can learn more about it from Roger Webster, FMC. Roger was available to members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting this week in Kansas City, MO. Anthem is a “preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem provides growers with …

ZimmComm Team on Location

Chuck Zimmerman

Here’s the ZimmComm team (Jamie, Cindy and me) collecting all our photos and interviews from the Trade Talk session at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention. We’ve got lots. Photos are being updated in the photo album right now. Interviews will be showing up for days and days! Precision ag is a subject that’s becoming more and more a …