FarmLink Offers TrueHarvest Benchmarking Tool

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, technology

A new benchmarking tool has been developed by FarmLink that can help farmers get the fullest potential from their operations. “We’re helping a farmer identify where he should go find yield in a cost effective manner and other areas where he’s doing great,” says company president Scott Robinson about the tool they call TrueHarvest, which uses objective data to show … Read More

New Website for FS System

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Growmark

The FS System of GROWMARK has launched a new website to help better promote the brand that has been in existence for nearly 50 years. The history of the FS System dates back to the formation of the Illinois Farm Supply Company in the early 1920s and was developed as a consolidated brand for agricultural and energy-related products in 1955. … Read More

DuPont Pioneer Expands Corn Hybrid Choices

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Corn, Dupont Pioneer

DuPont Pioneer is advancing 111 new Pioneer® brand corn products, featuring 32 new genetic platforms, to better meet growers’ needs now and in the future. The new group of products includes 20 new Pioneer® brand Optimum® AQUAmax® products, developed to yield in water-limited environments and now available in an expanded range of maturity zones. The Pioneer brand Optimum® AcreMax® Xtra … Read More

Raven & Kinze Collaborate on Multi-Hybrid Planter

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Kinze, Planting, Raven

Raven Industries has announced a collaboration with Kinze Manufacturing bringing a new multi-hybrid planter control system to Kinze’s product offering. This past summer, Raven introduced the first commercially available multi-hybrid planter solution that allows growers to switch between two different hybrids at the drop of the hat. Raven will be the technology provider for Kinze’s new 4900 series multi-hybrid concept … Read More

Popular Agronomy Resource Now Available as App

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Apps

For years farmers have depended on the printed MFA Incorporated Agronomy Guide as a way to compare seed and crop protection products they might need on their farming operations. But that day has come to an end. Farmers who have access to iOS, Android or Windows smartphones or tablets can access all the same information in app form. The MFA … Read More

BASF Zidua® Herbicide Gets Registration for Wheat

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Herbicides, wheat

Wheat growers have new class of chemistry to fight Italian ryegrass. BASF just announced that Zidua® herbicide has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for spring and winter wheat. Zidua herbicide provides wheat growers with a powerful tool to fight tough to control weeds like Italian ryegrass, annual bluegrass and canarygrass. In addition, Zidua herbicide suppresses many broadleaf … Read More

Palmer Amaranth Weeds Show Fitness & Persistence

Jamie JohansenAg Group, agronomy, Herbicides, Weed control

An article featured in the current issue of Weed Science offers results from a greenhouse experiment focused on how resistance might affect the continued fitness of Palmer amaranth plants by comparing glyphosate-resistant plants to glyphosate-susceptible plants. Palmer amaranth is a weed native to the southwestern U.S. that has developed resistance to various herbicides since the late 1980s. Its resistance to … Read More

Use Cover Crops? Yes or No?

Jamie JohansenAg Group, agronomy, Cover Crops, CTIC

Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) wants to know if you are using cover crops on your farm. They are wanting input from farmers on cover crops as a conservation option on farms across the county. The survey just takes 10 minutes or less and is for those using cover crops and those who haven’t tried them yet. Your input will … Read More

MANA Introduces Custodia Premix Fungicide

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Corn, Fungicides, Soybeans, wheat

MANA is introducing Custodia premix fungicide for use on corn, soybeans and wheat. Custodia combines the two most complementary systemic fungicide active ingredients available today in an optimized ratio to deliver both preventive and curative disease control. The simultaneous movement of the active ingredients within the plant quickly knocks down diseases and provides a residual barrier that inhibits diseases from … Read More Podcast: The future of corn planting

Meghan GrebnerAg Leader, agronomy, Farmers, Planting, Precision Pays Podcast, seed, technology

Over a year ago we talked about a new technology that would allow growers to plant offensive and defensive corn hybrids within the same field.  Last year Jason Webster with Beck’s Hybrids planted his first field with the Variable Hybrid Planter.  This year he has more trials and more acres. In this Podcast, sponsored by Ag Leader Technology we’ll find … Read More