Precision Ag Bytes 12/5

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Raven Industries, Inc. announced the release of AutoBoom® XRT, the latest advancement in boom control. Solinftec, a digital agriculture company that grew quickly in Latin America by making sugar cane and row crop operations more efficient, announced plans to establish operations at its U.S. headquarters near Purdue University to bring high-tech solutions to American farmers, creating 90 jobs in 2019 …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/28

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Airbus and the leading tractor manufacturer John Deere, have received a Silver Medal during the 2019 SIMA Innovation Award ceremony for Live NBalance, a service merging satellite and tractor data in order to monitor intra-field nitrogen balance even more precisely during the growing season. The companies have joined forces to develop and test this new service in 2019. Joe Tevis, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/20

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Over 60 scholars representing 30 leading U.S. universities have shown their solidarity for the proposed Agriculture Data Act of the next Farm Bill in a letter sent to Senate and House Agriculture Committee leaders. The Ag Data Act would establish the framework for a conservation and farm productivity national data warehouse; the first of its kind in the United States, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 11/7

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CNH Industrial N.V. and Farmers Edge announced that they have entered into a strategic digital agriculture agreement that will make available a portfolio of connectivity and agronomic solutions to Case IH and New Holland customers. Through this agreement, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture, the global agricultural brands of CNH Industrial, will provide their customers with access to FarmCommand. Four …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/24

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During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association. Overall, roughly 110 Sakata employees participated in the two walks and raised over $4,900 for the cause. Thousands of 4-H youth from across the country will experience valuable …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/17

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Headed into the last quarter of 2018, U.S. sales of tractors and combines were in the plus column overall, according to the latest report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. The American Society of Agronomy will provide a corn nitrogen use efficiency webinar sponsored by Verdesian Life Sciences on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 11 am – 12 pm Central, …

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Precision Ag Bytes 10/10

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PivotBio announced their $70 million Series B funding round led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which will be used to initiate commercial sales of the first-and-only clean alternative to synthetic fertilizer for U.S. corn farmers, recently named Pivot Bio PROVEN. Wilbur-Ellis Company, LLC has announced that starting November 1, Mark Ripato will take over as its Agribusiness division president. …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/26

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AgLaunch Initiative announced the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of their expanded partnership with Farm Journal Media to be held at the 2018 Farm Journal AgTech Expo, December 3-5, in Indianapolis. Researchers at UW–Madison, Iowa State University and the Rodale Institute are embarking on a new project to assess current technologies that could be used …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/19

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Registration is now open for AgGateway’s Annual Conference, “Get Plugged In”, coming November 12-14 to the Sheraton Austin Hotel at The Capitol, Austin, Texas. More information is available on AgGateway’s 2018 Annual Conference webpage, found under “Events” at www.AgGateway.org. Sakata Seed America announces phase one completion of the Sakata Seed America Woodland Innovation Center: a new research and production facility …

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Precision Ag Bytes 9/12

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The University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that The Ohio State University professor R. Keith Slotkin, and Iowa State professor Bing Yang, have been appointed to joint faculty positions at MU and the Danforth Center. Raven Industries and Topcon Agriculture, announced a licensing agreement for Topcon Agriculture’s use of the Slingshot Application Programming Interface in …

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