Precision Ag Bytes 9/25

Cindy ZimmermanPrecision Agriculture

  • Farm Market iD’s updated, in-season data now includes this season’s “lost acres”. In total, 17.4 million crop production acres have been lost in key broad-acre states compared to 18 million acres reported by USDA in the same states. Lost acres include fields and acres that are normally planted and now have a failed crop, were never planted or contain a cover crop.
  • New and emerging mycotoxins can now be analyzed by the Alltech 37+® Laboratory. In total, five new mycotoxins have been added to the testing panel, bringing the total number of detectable mycotoxins to 54.
  • SVG Ventures and Forbes announced SwineTech, an Iowa-based startup, and BinSentry, a Canadian-based startup, are both winners of the THRIVE Midwest Challenge and recipients of the 2019 THRIVE-Forbes Innovation Icon Award at the Forbes AgTech Summit in Indianapolis.
  • Registration is now open for AgGateway‘s Annual Conference, November 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. More information is available on AgGateway’s 2019 Annual Conference webpage, found under “Events” at
  • BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agriculture specialty products, helped Randy Dowdy break the world record for soybean yield at 190.23 bushels per acre using BRANDT’s proprietary nutritionals. This surpasses his previous record of 171 bushels per acre in 2016.
  • The Yield Lab Institute announced Brandon Day as the new Chief Operating Officer effective September 13th, 2019.