Farmers Edge Goes Big at #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today launched the next generation of its award-winning farm management platform, FarmCommand™. Based on two years of feedback from its global network of growers, the new fully-integrated platform provides growers with easy access to crop, weather, equipment, soil, and other agronomic data all in one place. This announcement comes as Farmers Edge …

Agribusiness, Commodity Classic, Data, Farmers Edge, Nutrient Management, technology

GROWMARK Encourages Sustainability with N-WATCH

Kelly Marshall

Farmers know that every year is different, so GROWMARK is helping producers make the best choices for their fields both environmentally and economically through the N-WATCH program. “It’s a tool that allows us to better manage nitrogen, so we’re doing what’s best for the crop from an economic standpoint, but also from an environmental standpoint, so we’re not over applying,” …

Audio, Growmark, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Ag Leader, New Leader Team Up on Dry Nutrient Application

Kelly Marshall

The New NL5000 G5 Crop Nutrient Applicator is the result of a collaboration between Ag Leader Technology, Inc. and New Leader. Together these companies are offering a machine that can perform 16 section swath width control while simultaneously adjusting the spinner assembly position, providing a highly responsive, reliable way to apply nutrients in the right amount and in the right …

Ag Leader, Agribusiness, Equipment, Nutrient Management

Actagro Introduces Innovative Approach to N Management

Kelly Marshall

For growers looking to management nitrogen applications in a natural, sustainable way, Actagro LLC has introduced it’s newest product, Proximus. Derived from Nutri-Guard Technology the product can be sued with liquid N fertilizer to deliver nutrients to the plant when they are needed most. “Proximus represents a new alternative solution for nitrogen management in production agriculture,” said Monty Bayer, President and …

Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Concept Ag Introduces Tech for Foliar Application

Kelly Marshall

Concept Ag Soil & Plant Nutrition is introducing TransMaxx Technology, a process that allows for foliar applications of products like calcium and other specific nutrients previously considered ineffective when applied in this manner.  The TransMaxx Technology is a process that designs the micronutrients specifically for translocation throughout the xylem and phlegm of all crops. “TransMaxx is an innovative way to deliver …

Nutrient Management

TFI Announces 2017 4R Advocates

Lizzy Schultz

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) has named the 2017 4R Advocate winners, recognizing five farmer and retailer partnerships who are leading the way in implementing 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices on the farm. This year’s advocates farm 13,200 acres of land using 4R Nutrient Stewardship practices. “4R Nutrient Stewardship is a top priority for the fertilizer industry, which is committed to enhancing …

Ag Group, Award, Nutrient Management

Nitrogen Management Solutions from Agrium

Kelly Marshall

Temperatures across the U.S. have discovered winter, prompting growers to start thinking about next year, particularly when it comes to applying nitrogen. That’s where Scott Russell and Doug Akromas come in. They represented Agrium at the Trade Talk event at NAFB, a company that produces, markets and sells fertilizers. Nitrogen management is a big deal for a lot of reasons, …

ASTA, Audio, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management

Always Something New at Verdesian

Kelly Marshall

As Technical Development Manager at Verdesian Life Sciences, Todd Carpenter is responsible for phosphorous and potassium products, which is an exciting place to be, he says. “There’s new coming everyday!” Verdesian focuses on improving plant nutrition. “We do that through seed treatment inoculant products, through products that enhance nutrient usage efficiency in nitrogen and phosphorus and we’re working on potassium …

Audio, NAFB, Nutrient Management

Survey Highlights Illinois Nutrient Management

Kelly Marshall

USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), along with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Illinois Farm Bureau have released the latest Producer Survey.  The 2015 survey focused on questions relating to nutrient management and knowledge of  Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy (NLRS), as well as conservation practices like cover crops, edge-of-field practices, use of soil tests and erosion management.  Responses …

Ag Group, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management, USDA

Illinois FB and @GROWMARK Launch 4R4U

Cindy Zimmerman

The Illinois Farm Bureau Federation and affiliated county Farm Bureaus recently joined with GROWMARK and a number of FS companies to launch a program designed to demonstrate the efficacy of 4R nutrient stewardship practices at the local level. The 4Rs mean the right source of nutrient, at the right time, at the right rate, and in the right place. The …

Audio, FS System, Growmark, Nutrient Management