BASF Offers Zidua® PRO for Soybean Farmers

Cindy ZimmermanBASF, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Soybeans

Soybean growers now have a new tool to control weeds in 2017. BASF’s Zidua® PRO (Premium Residual Option) herbicide is a new broad-spectrum product with powerful burndown and residual control that helps growers address the issue of weed resistance. After receiving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration earlier this year, Zidua PRO herbicide is now in market and available for … Read More

Pioneer Brand Planish High Oleic Soybeans Expanding

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Dupont Pioneer, Soybeans

DuPont Pioneer and Perdue AgriBusiness are making plans to more than double the acreage of Pioneer brand Planish high oleic soybeans.  Beginning 2017 the soybeans will be grown in Maryland, Delaware, southeast Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Mid-Atlantic growers will have the opportunity to recieve a grain premium with a high oleic contract.  Participating growers will be able to deliver … Read More

Bayer, West Central Partner for Soybean Treatment

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Bayer CropScience, Soybeans

Bayer and West Central Distribution, LLC are partnering to offer growers a combination fungicide seed treatment for soybeans.  Redigo™ 480 + Trilex® will be offered exclusively through West Central Distribution. Redigo 480 is a seed treatment fungicide from Bayer for control of seed and soil-borne disease on soybeans and other crops. Redigo 480 + Trilex brings two powerful modes of action against … Read More

Accurate Yield Forecasts from Descartes Labs

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Corn, Soybeans, yields

In August Descartes Labs offered their first 2016 U.S. Corn Yield Forecast and now they’re adding soybeans to the weekly forecast as well. The forecast is significant because the company is using satellites and weather data to analyze spectral signatures for corn, offering information about crop health and relative productivity.  Using a petabyte of data, 30,000 computers and 16 hours … Read More

Think Outside-the-Box with StollerUSA

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans, StollerUSA

Farmers need to start thinking differently about plant yields, says Larry Lintner of Stoller. The inside-the-box approach of managing NP&K and handling weed pressure isn’t enough to truly get that-high-end yield potential out of a plant. Instead he encourages growers to use plant science from germination to harvest to keep the plant healthy, balance hormones, and make yields align to … Read More

Bayer is #SoyExcited About Credenz®

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Soybeans

Bayer representatives were “soy excited” to talk with farmers at the Farm Progress Show last week about Credenz® soybeans. Bayer soybean agronomy lead Monty Malone says Credenz was launched in the Midwest in 2015 and expanded this year into the rest of the country. “We have a reputation in the Midwest of being a very innovative development company in crop … Read More

Marketing Study on the Modern Global Foodie

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Food, International, Soybeans, USSEC

Sopexa is the only international marketing agency that focuses entirely on the food and beverage community making their relationship with agriculture essential. Pauline Oudin, managing director, conducted the first ever study on the global foodie. She shared her findings during the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and highlighted key elements to engaging the modern foodie around the world. The multi-country … Read More

USSEC Serves as Global Marketing Firm for #USSoy

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Markets, Soybeans, trade, USSEC

Corn, soybean, rice and cotton farmer, Derek Haigwood, is the newly elected vice chairman for the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and calls Arkansas home. I met up with Derek during the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange to learn more about the organization and how he plans to serve. Derek said he is honored to work hand-in-hand with USSEC … Read More

Over 300 Global US Soy Customers Attend Trade Exchange

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Audio, Exports, Feed, Food, Soybeans, USSEC

The 4th annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference and Trade Show hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA), took place in Indianapolis, IN and is the premiere global soy and grain trade event. Over 700 attendees gathered with 300 of them representing 55 countries around the world, focused … Read More

China Commits to 146 Million Bushels New Crop US Soy

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Audio, Exports, Soybeans, USSEC, Video

During the 2016 U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange in Indianapolis, buyers from China committed to buy nearly $1.8 billion worth of U.S. soy, totaling 146 million bushels of new crop U.S. soybeans. Several of these commitments were made official at a signing during the event, hosted by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC). “China continues to be the No. 1 … Read More