Fertilizer Use in Argentina

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, International

Fertilizer use is on the rise in Argentina, which is a major contributor to increasing yields in that country. We found out more about that during the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in Argentina. We visited Profertil, a joint venture with Canada’s Agrium and the nation’s largest fertilizer producer. “The use of fertilizer technology has improved a lot,” … Read More

Global Epidemic of Weed Resistance

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Weed control

Weed resistance just might have been the hottest topic of discussion at the Bayer CropScience tent during the 2013 Farm Progress Show. They hosted a panel on Weed Resistance in the Americas, to highlight the global epidemic. The commonality each of these panelist seemed to bring to the table was diversity and how it needs to be implemented across each … Read More

New feature for Optimizer 2.0

Talia GoesAgribusiness, agronomy, weather

An agronomy firm whose smartphone application projects corn yields on a daily basis will launch a new function on the app to increase accuracy and reduce data entry. The new function from Advanced Ag Solutions LLC, models anticipated irrigation to reduce data entry for farmers and their crop advisors. It is part of the company’s Optimizer 2.0 app, which recently … Read More

See Your Machine in the Field

Chuck ZimmermanAgribusiness, agronomy, Audio, Commodity Classic, Data Collection, John Deere

“Machine & Agronomic Data Management: Maximizing Your Productivity” is the title of a Commodity Classic WIN session sponsored by John Deere. One of the presenters was Kathy Michael, Senior Product Manager, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. The way that John Deere is helping farmers maximize their machine and agronomic data is with JD Link, their telematic platform, which is based … Read More

GROWMARK Excited About N-Watch

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, Fertilizer, Growmark, Nutrient Management, Video

If farmers could determine the concentration, form and location of plant-available nitrogen, deciding when and where and how much to apply would be that much easier. That’s the goal of N-Watch, which started this year as a small scale, pilot program by GROWMARK in partnership with FS Member Cooperatives. The objectives of the program are to quantify the form of … Read More

Winfield Solutions’ R7 Agronomy Tool Voted Top in Technology

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness, agronomy, Variable rate

In May, ARA invited members to nominate technologies and/or presenters to be featured during the Technology Breakout Session during the ARA Annual Conference & Expo. The 11 nominees were then presented to ARA membership for voting. Voting concluded on Thursday, October 18 with WinField Solutions’ R7 Tool winning with 173 votes. The R7 Tool is a comprehensive precision farming solution … Read More

Celebrating National Co-op Month

Cindy Zimmermanagronomy, Audio, FS Green Plan Solution, Growmark

Each October, cooperatives across the United States celebrate the cooperative difference, business model and the contributions of cooperatives to their communities during National Co-op Month and this year continues the celebration of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives with the slogan “Cooperative enterprises build a better world.” As one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, GROWMARK has been celebrating all … Read More