FMC on Timely Topic of Managing Prevent Plant Acres

Ag Media Summit, AgWired Precision, Audio, Cover Crops, FMC, Video

Prevent plant acres may be record high this year and farmers are having to decide now how to manage that land. FMC Agricultural Solutions Regional Technical Service Manager Brandon Schrage was at the 2019 Ag Media Summit Info Expo earlier this week talking about how the company is helping farmers managing prevent plant acres with weed control and soil protection. … Read More

Soil Health Rooted in Data

AgWired Precision, Audio, Conservation, Cover Crops, Soil, Soil Health Partnership, sustainability

The theme for the 2019 Soil Health Summit was “Rooted in Data, Growing Success” and gathering data about soil health practices has been the focus of the Soil Health Partnership (SHP) since the beginning. SHP lead scientist Maria Bowman presented some of the latest data they have gathered. “A lot of our farmers are improving their soil organic matter and … Read More

Study Shows Ag Retailers Face Cover Crop Challenges

AgWired Precision, ARA, Cover Crops

A new study shows growing demand for cover crops, but agricultural retailers continue to face challenges when it comes to expanding that market. The study, conducted by Datu Research, LLC, found 89 percent of ag retailers have offered cover crops and services in the past two years to farmers who use them to anchor the soil between growing seasons. The … Read More

Cold Tolerant Berseem Clover Provides Frost Seeding Option

AgWired Animal, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Cover Crops, Hay

As cold as it has already been this winter in so many areas, Frosty Berseem Clover might be just the ticket for farmers and ranchers implementing frost seeding into their hay and pasture systems. Grassland Oregon was recently awarded a patent for Frosty Berseem Clover, making it the first cold tolerant berseem clover suitable for frost seeding in the United … Read More

ASTA Spotlights Seed at NAFB

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Cover Crops, NAFB, seed

ASTA team at NAFB – Chair Tracy Tally, past chair Risa DeMasi, staff Bethany Shively and Andy LaVigne The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is excited about the role of seed in soil conservation and new plant breeding technology that could revolutionize the industry. Those were two of the topics ASTA officers addressed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting … Read More

ASTA Support for Cover Crops

AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, Cover Crops, seed

The latest Cover Crop Survey released earlier this month will be highlighted at the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) Farm & Lawn Seed Conference, coming up November 5-6 in Kansas City. Since 2014, ASTA and its members have helped support this important survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) with funding from USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education … Read More

New Seed Mixture Offers Pollinator Benefits

Kelly MarshallAudio, Bees, Cover Crops, pollinators

Native bees contribute more than $9 billion to the U.S. economy by pollinating crops while managed hives contribute over $15 billion, so their decline has resulted in a major concern for the agriculture industry.  Grassland Oregon is working to solve that problem with their new Pasture for Pollinators forage seed mixture.  The seed is not only pollinator friendly, proceeds from sales will … Read More

Grassland Oregon Introduces Cold-Tolerant Clover

Kelly MarshallCover Crops

Grassland Oregon, Inc. will now be supplying three distributors with the world’s most cold-tolerant commercial clovers. FIXatioN Balansa and FROSTY Berseem clover will be available in Canada from TerraSeCo in Vancouver, BC; Performance Seed in Lethbridge, Alberta; and Speare Seeds in Harrison, Ontario. Both of the products have been through rigorous commercial testing and have survived winter conditions as cold … Read More

FMC Promotes Cover Crops at #NFMS17

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Cover Crops, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show

Growers will do about anything to control resistant palmer amaranth in the MidSouth region where Matt Wiggins works as a tech service manager for FMC. And while cover crops have been traditionally considered a method of erosion control, FMC has done a lot of work on understanding how they prevent weeds as well. They’re effective because they create a layer … Read More

Everyone Wins with Pastures For Pollinators

Lizzy SchultzAudio, Conservation, Cover Crops, environment, Honeybees, NAFB, pollinators

A new clover seed mixture developed by Grassland Oregon (GO) is a win-win for livestock producers and the environment. Pastures for Pollinators is a seed blend including a variety of flowering annual clovers that could help enhance pollinator habitat nationwide, according to GO co-founder Risa DeMasi. “There are 400 million acres of pasture ground in the U.S., and it happens … Read More