GROWMARK Committed to Nutrient Management

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Nutrient management was a focus of GROWMARK’s exhibit at the 2017 Farm Progress Show in Decatur. The regional cooperative has spearheaded a number of initiatives to help farmers learn more about nutrient management strategies and to assist them in executing those practices on their farms. “The main thing we do when we’re working with customers is trying to help them …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, sustainability

Illinois Farmers Reach Out With GROWMARK 4R4U

Chuck Zimmerman

Illinois farmer Jack McCormick uses social media platforms to share information about projects that can fit into the Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy with other farmers and the general public. The effort is part of the Illinois 4R4U program, launched in October 2016. The collaboration between GROWMARK and county Farm Bureaus in Illinois includes trials on cover crops, nitrogen and …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management

Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The directors of the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency yesterday presented the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy Biennial Report at the Farm Progress Show. This report describes actions taken in Illinois during the last two years to reduce nutrient losses and influence positive changes in nutrient loads over time. Illinois’ Strategy is one of numerous other …

Audio, Conservation, Farm Progress Show, Growmark, Nutrient Management, water

Plant Growth Regulators – An Essential for Plant Growth

jamie johansen

Chief Chemist and GLobal Director of Compliance for Stoller USA, Dr. Ritesh Sheth, was at the 2017 Ag Media Summit representing Stoller during the Info Expo. A new product they were spreading news about was their Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus, a plant growth regulator (PGR) for optimal yield production. “The reason we are launching this product is that it …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Nutrient Management, Nutrition, StollerUSA

Mix Tank App Updates from Precision Labs

jamie johansen

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 …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Nutrient Management, Precision Labs

Premier Crop Systems Receives Capital Investment

kelly marshall

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Info Ag, Nutrient Management

EFC Systems Adds Adapt-N Tech

Kelly Marshall

EFC Systems, Inc. has announced they will be working with Agronomic Technology Corp’s Adapt-N nitrogen recommendations and monitoring system to add functionality to their FieldAlytics product. The integration means users will have the ability to take field data already in their software and generate valid variable rate nitrogen recommendations. “Adapt-N is offered independently, with a solid scientific foundation, and has …

Data, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Weather Extremes Threaten Nitrogen Loss

Kelly Marshall

It’s either too wet or too dry and any farmer can tell you there’s rarely a happy medium, which is why Verdesian Life Sciences is offering advise on getting the most out of your nitrogen investment despite weather conditions. Often the first challenge is wet weather that prevents growers from getting into the field for pre-plant, top dress or sidedress …

Agribusiness, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Starter Fertilizer is Key

Kelly Marshall

Nice weather in many parts of the country has growers already in the fields.  That comes with many advantages, but early planting also comes with challenges too.  Planting into cool, sometimes wet soils can prevent phosphorus (P) from being readily available to the crop, says Todd Carpenter of Verdesian Life Sciences.  Phosphorus leads to early root growth and development, creating a more robust …

Agribusiness, Nutrient Management

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