Precision Ag Bytes 9/11

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  • Fieldin, which has developed an all-in-one farm management platform that helps specialty crop growers optimize all of their field operations, has secured $12 million in financing to fuel company growth and expand its precision agriculture technology.
  • The new Vermeer 604 R-series balers feature a range of components, features and options. Three 6 ft x 4 ft (1.8 m x 1.2 m) models — Classic, Signature and Premium — offer unique combinations that provide the right levels of sophistication, performance, speed and versatility to meet the needs of just about every hay producer.
  • The Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business will host the National Conference for Food and Agribusiness on November 6-7, 2019 on the university’s West Lafayette, IN campus. Register here.
  • Celebrating 45 years of New Holland-pioneered Twin Rotor® technology, 2020 will mark an exciting year for the agriculture equipment leader in combines. The CR Series 2020 models will feature a significant power upgrade, the revolutionary proactive IntelliSense™ system, and significant cab and capacity improvements.
  • Delair and Geosys announced a partnership aimed at expanding the options for gathering and analyzing data for enhanced crop inputs placement, seed production and crop monitoring practices. This partnership will deliver a single analytics platform with seamless integration of high-value drone and satellite data to better meet the needs of today’s precision agriculture users.
  • Working toward earning his Precision Agriculture Technology certificate from the University of Missouri, Bo Young understands the importance of implementing precision practices on the farm. Young, who is also a climate activation specialist with The Climate Corporation, works with farmers and producers, helping them incorporate Climate FieldView technology in their operations. Young and The Climate Corporation are now partnering with MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to bring important technology and datasets to the CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers.
  • Blue-and-gold bags of Mycogen® brand seed are back for the 2019-20 season. Mycogen Seeds is continuing its Turn the Bag Blue & Gold program with the National FFA Organization for the third straight year. The program has raised more than $56,000 for a total of 12 FFA chapters across the Corn Belt throughout the past two years. Participating FFA members learn foundational agronomic principles and professional sales training while raising funds for their local FFA chapters, state FFA associations and National FFA Organization.
  • Case IH is releasing two new boom styles and a new tank option available on the Patriot® 4440 sprayer. By increasing the size of the tank and the length of the booms, and reducing the overall weight of the sprayer, operators can make the most of application windows.
  • The plant and soil experts at Brookside Agra have developed a unique Digester Program that utilizes its natural products H2OExcel™ and Advanced Bio Pro™ to return 20-30% of valuable biomass nutrients back into the soil, therefore reducing the amount of nutrients growers would need to apply in the spring.