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Corn Progress Lagging

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:54:20 +0000

About seven percent of the nation’s corn crop has been harvested so far, but maturity of the crop is running behind average. Less corn acres have reached the dented or mature stage than the five-year average according to the latest USDA crop progress report. With 86 percent of total corn acres dented by September 17 and mature acres at only ...

Executive Address From Liam Condon, Bayer

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:08:46 +0000

During the 2017 Bayer Future Farming Dialog we heard an address from Liam Condon, President, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. Focusing in his speech on sustainable agriculture, Liam Condon also reaffirmed the commitment of the Crop Science Division to investing in innovation and developing customized agronomic solutions for farmers that address their individual needs and challenges. In this context, ...

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Moving Beyond “Farm to Table” Discussion

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:25:34 +0000

During the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog the first panel discussion focused on Moving Beyond “Farm to Table”: Understanding the Food Supply Chain. Moderating was Stephan Brunner, who works on food chain partnerships for Bayer. Also on the panel are Karen Buch, RDN, LDN, President/Founder, Nutrition Connections; Ben Burgers, Food Safety Manager/Agronomist, Roveg Fruit BV; Andreas Lenz, Managing Director, ...

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Starting off the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:01:09 +0000

This week I’m traveling with Bayer for the 2017 Bayer Future of Farming Dialog taking place in Monheim, Germany. Welcoming everyone to the first panel discussion in this photo is Beth Roden, Head of Communication, Crop Science, a division of Bayer. During this week you will find a growing amount of stories that includes panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, video and ...

Animal Bites 9/18

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:23:40 +0000

Merck Animal Health and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) recently presented Dr. Dee Griffin with the Mentor of the Year Award as a result of his significant contributions to the bovine medicine industry and his commitment to mentoring the next generations of bovine veterinarians. Vermeer introducing the world’s first self-propelled round baler. Unveiled at Husker Harvest Days, the ...

Syngenta Seeds Increases Investment in NK Brand

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00:54 +0000

New members to the #GoldenMic Club include David Hollinrake, President of Syngenta Seeds and Quinn Showalter, Head, NK US Sales at Syngenta Seeds. I met with them during the Farm Progress Show to learn more about their announcement of increasing investment into the NK brand. Growers who purchase corn and soybean seeds from retailers will have even more choice and ...

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Survey Says Cover Crops Boost Yield and Weed Control

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:19:37 +0000

New nationwide survey results show cover crops acreage has nearly doubled over the past five years and farmers using cover crops are reporting increased yields and improvement in the control of herbicide-resistant weeds. The survey of more than 2000 farmers across the country was conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) with help from Purdue University and funding support ...

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Ag Secretary Surveying Hurricane Damage

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:58:52 +0000

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is in Florida today after surveying Hurricane Irma damage in his home state of Georgia last week. In Georgia, Perdue toured pecan farms where thousands of trees were lost and will take years to replace, with estimates that 20-30% of this year’s crop was lost, and also visited with cotton farmers who may have lost ...

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Iowa Makes $2.8B Grain Deal with Taiwan

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:32:40 +0000

A trade team from Taiwan visited Iowa last week and signed letters of intent to purchase $2.8 billion worth of U.S. grains over the next two years. The deal includes corn, soybeans, wheat, and the ethanol co-product distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS). Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) Director Mark Heckman signed the letter of intent between ICPB and the ...

Corvus: Understanding Reactivation

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:17:19 +0000

The success of Bayer’s Corvus herbicide goes beyond residual activity. What sets it apart from others in the same class is reactivation, which allows weed control in the absence of moisture, says Mark Waddington, product development manager for selective corn herbicides. “All herbicides take water or moisture or rainfall to control weeds. That’s how you get your residual control. The ...

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