Arclin Introduces NitroGain UI Urease Inhibitor

Arclin, a chemistry and applications company for the building, design, energy and agriculture industries, and Eco Agro Resources, makers of agricultural nutrient products, announced today that Arclin will be the exclusive seller of Eco Agro’s nitrogen urease inhibitor in the United States. Arclin will offer the fertilizer additive as part of its NitroGain™ suite of products. Called NitroGain™ UI, the …

On Target Application Academy Training Sessions

Audio and photo links included at end of release. Through the On Target Application Academy training sessions, BASF and Bob Wolf, Ph.D., Wolf Consulting and Research, have educated thousands of growers on herbicide application best practices since 2012. The program, which was developed by BASF in conjunction with Dr. Wolf, is a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity that provides growers extensive hands-on …

Calcium Products, Inc. Names New CEO

Calcium Products, Inc. announced that it has named Mike Hogan as the next CEO of Calcium Products, Inc. Hogan succeeds Larry Moore, who founded and grew the business into one of the largest producers of pelletized limestone and gypsum in the world. Hogan joins Calcium Products following a 24 year career with John Deere, where he was most recently the …

John Deere New Product Intro

“Delivering Distinctive Value” was the theme for the 2014 John Deere product intro held this month in Columbus, Ohio. Ag media had the opportunity to see what’s new for 2014 from John Deere in tractors, sprayers, combines, precision technology and more. John Deere Product Intro photo album How Deere Delivers Distinctive Value – John Deere Virtual Tractor Intro New John …

Southern Weed Science Society Contest

BASF hosted the 34th annual Southern Weed Science Society Weed Contest this year at the company’s research farm in North Carolina where 54 students from eight southern universities participated. Top team winners were University of Arkansas (pictured), Virginia Tech, and Mississippi State University. BASF Southern Media Symposium and SWSS Contest photo album Contest coordinator BASF weed scientist BASF research farm …

Love Old Tractors? New App Celebrates Vintage Iron

Now vintage tractor enthusiasts can test their tractor trivia skills, enjoy stories of classic machines and more, on the go, with a new free smartphone and tablet app from nationally known farm broadcaster Max Armstrong. The interactive “Max Armstrong’s Tractor App” is available for iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. Users will hear Armstrong’s distinctive voice inviting them to …

Quad County Corn Processors “ACE” Groundbreaking

The Quad County Corn Processors, located in Galva, IA, is a forward-thinking ethanol plant. On July 29, 2013, the biorefinery broke ground on its “bolt-on” cellulosic facility. When the technology goes online in spring 2014, Quad County Corn Processors will be the first plant in the country to produce corn-based ethanol, fiber-based cellulosic ethanol, distillers grains and corn oil all …

Interview on Monsanto DroughtGard

Monsanto officials are pleased with the recent import approval from China for the drought tolerance trait in Monsanto’s Genuity® DroughtGard® hybrids. In this interview, Monsanto row crop launch lead Sarah Pierce talks about what the approval means for U.S. farmers.

GEOSYS Field Profit Planner Introduced

GEOSYS Inc. announced its launch of the GEOSYS Field Profit Planner, a comprehensive tool for farmers and their advisors who pursue high efficiency farming. The new cloud-based GEOSYS Field Profit Planner service gives growers quick analyses of their individual fields while also providing insight into productivity across the entire farm. Unique to the GEOSYS platform, profit analysis for each field …

Lucero Joins Eco Agro Resources

Eco Agro Resources is proud to announce the appointment of Luciano Lucero as the regional manager of South America. Luciano’s hiring is consistent with Eco Agro Resources’ overall strategy to support local markets and to provide greater value to customers. Luciano’s ability to introduce the South American market to innovative urease inhibitor N-Yield and to the developing product line is …

John Deere Flex Fuel Commercial Mower

John Deere has introduced a brand new riding mower that can run on up to 85% percent ethanol blended fuel. The mower is a new Flex Fuel model of John Deere’s popular line of ZTrak mowers. The new, industry exclusive, Z925M Flex Fuel gives landscape contractors and customers with large acreage to mow a new alternative fuel option for their …

Senate Hearing on Smithfield Acquisition

The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday, July 10, took a look at the proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods by Chinese company Shuanghui International. Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) says the sale raises many questions about issues such as food safety, protection of intellectual property, and increased foreign ownership of the U.S. food supply. Smithfield Foods President and CEO C. Larry …

GROWMARK Sees Demand for New Grain Dryers

Almost a year ago, GROWMARK’s Total Grain Marketing (TGM) location at Neoga, Illinois completed installation of a groundbreaking mixed airflow grain dryer. with the help of Chief Industries, United Kingdom. Now, GROWMARK Commercial Grain Systems Project Manager Paul Brooks says they are working on constructing another one in Kearney, Nebraska where it will be used for drying organic grains such …

Drones for Field Scouting at Landmark Agronomy

Landmark Services Cooperative is now using iPad-controlled drones to scout fields. You can find the press release on their website here. Listen to or download my interview with Dan here:

iCropTrak Mobile App

Cogent3D has added to it’s precision and mobile farm management tools with the iCropTrak App. In my weekly podcast, the ZimmCast, I speak with Aaron Hutchinson, President and one of the founders of Cogent3D, Inc. The company has also pioneered other services like PrecisionEarth and GISRoam. Aaron says that iCropTrak is “a mobile app that is teamed with a cloud …