Precision Ag Bytes 5/29

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  • The Soil Health Institute invites applications to give a poster presentation at its Fourth Annual Meeting “Soil Health: A Global Imperative” to be held July 16-18, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. Presenters should plan to be present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., July 16, to discuss their work with other attendees.
  • The 2019 InfoAg Program is once again filled with industry experts willing to share their experience. Three keynote presentations will get participants thinking about the future of the industry. Ranveer Chandra from Microsoft will launch the conference with discussion of their FarmBeats, TV White Space and other initiatives followed by the PrecisionAg Awards of Excellence. Futurist Thomas Frey will be the Wednesday keynote. And Ivan Dozier of NRCS will close the conference with a close look at precision ag initiatives for environmental stewardship. Register online here.
  • The 2019 4R Summit agenda is now available, including Dorothy Pelanda, the Ohio Director of the Department of Agriculture as keynote speaker. Click here to register.
  • The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers to register early for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest and save big on entry fees. Until June 30, fees will be reduced to $75. Enter today online.
  • The Iowa AgriTech Accelerator announces it has selected five agtech startups for this year’s program. The Accelerator’s Class of 2019 includes: Otrafy (Vancouver, Canada); droneSAR (Des Moines, Iowa); Vitalgia (Heerlen, Netherlands); Raks Agricultural Technology (São Leopoldo, Brazil); and FarmatroniX (College Park, Maryland).
  • New farm trial results for Mycogen® brand Unified™ corn silage with SilaSoft™ technology show the advantages can extend beyond improved digestibility and include significant feed cost savings and profit potential. Producers interested in learning more about Unified™ corn silage with SilaSoft™ technology should talk with their local Mycogen Seeds dealer, sales representative or nutritionist, or visit
  • Gin Out™, a leading cotton plant growth regulator brand from Nufarm Americas, has been approved for use as a tank mix partner for Enlist™ One and Enlist™ Duo herbicides.