ZimmCast 697 – Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase

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Hello and welcome to the ZimmCast. Getting close to episode 700! I’m sharing two of the interviews I conducted during the Bayer Crop Science Field Technology Showcase last week. We had multiple in-field demonstration plots and presenters. I was most interested in one about small stature corn which you’ll hear is the core of Bayer’s Smart Corn strategy. Then on …

Bayer Provides Crop Science Update

Bayer provided an investor update this week on progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation, particularly in fungicides and herbicides. Participating in the call were: Liam Condon, member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG and President of the Crop Science Division. Bob Reiter, Bayer Head of R&D for Crop Science Division Selected sound bites: Condon: 2021 US XtendFlex …

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science Announce Partnership

HELM Agro and Alltech Crop Science have announced a partnership to bridge the gap between traditional and biological crop input solutions. This new relationship applies a systems approach to support sustainable practices and provide growers easy access and product education on full-spectrum, integrated crop solutions. HELM Agro will market, sell and distribute the Alltech Crop Science line of products in …

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Summit Agro USA and Seipasa Announce Exclusive Distributorship

Two leading players in the biologicals crop protection space have announced an exclusive distributorship arrangement. Summit Agro USA will now have the sole rights to Seipasa S.A.’s products for sale in the United States based on this newly signed agreement. “This partnership between the two companies is based on Seipasa recognizing the strength of Summit Agro and its commitment to …

EPA Finalizes Pesticide AEZ Rules

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler visited another farm this week to make an agricultural announcement. At Overman Farms in Goldsboro, N.C., Wheeler announced finalized improvements to requirements for the pesticide application exclusion zone (AEZ), the area surrounding pesticide application equipment during outdoor production pesticide applications. Listen to Wheeler’s announcement below and read more about the changes from EPA. (6:33)

EPA Announces Dicamba Registration Decision

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler at a Georgia cotton farm on Tuesday announced that EPA is approving new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other …

Ag Retailers Urge Immediate Stay of Dicamba Order

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock is urging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take immediate action regarding the Ninth Circuit vacature of three dicamba labels. “This decision by the Ninth Circuit is an overreach and must be corrected immediately,” Coppock said in a letter to Wheeler on Friday. In this interview, Coppock talks about how the …

AMVAC Conducts On-Farm Testing of SIMPAS System

AMVAC, an American Vanguard Company, has just completed on-farm testing in five states for its new SIMPAS™ prescriptive application system. Farmers and retailers tested the systems in Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Arkansas. Participating retailers include: Asmus Farm Supply, Harvest Land Co-op, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and Simplot Grower Solutions. Set to launch commercially through select Trimble dealers in …

AMVAC® Releases New Logos for Recently Acquired Herbicides

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, has designed new product logos and web pages for its recently acquired herbicides: Classic® Herbicide, FirstRate® Herbicide, Hornet® Herbicide and Python® Herbicide. “We are excited to offer these herbicide brands from AMVAC, expanding our crop protection portfolio and offering growers additional trusted solutions,” said Nathaniel Quinn, marketing manager for corn, soybean and sugar beet. “These …