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  • Jan 2, 2015
    press release

    Trimble acquires IRON Solutions, Inc.

    Trimble announced Jan. 2 that it has acquired privately-held IRON Solutions, Inc. of Franklin, Tenn., which provides market information, analytics-based intelligence and a cloud-based enterprise system....More
  • Dec 23, 2014
    press release

    Syngenta receives Chinese import approval for Agrisure Viptera corn trait

    Syngenta announced Dec. 22 that it received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait from China's regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains for food and feed use....More
  • Dec 12, 2014
    press release

    DuPont Pioneer releases new corn products for 2015

    DuPont Pioneer Dec. 11 released its 2015 corn product offerings, featuring a broad line-up of locally advanced and tested products designed to deliver yield consistency and help improve grower profitability. The 2015 line-up includes 48 new corn products ranging from 70 to 121 comparative relative maturity and features 27 new genetic platforms with high-performing trait packages. Pioneer conducted more than 1,300 corn IMPACT trials (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Testing) in 2014 to determine the right fit for new products in the pipeline....More
  • Nov 18, 2014
    press release

    John Deere unveils three small-frame models to 6R Series

    John Deere recently introduces three small-frame 6R series tractor models for the 2015 season: the 6110R, 6120R and 6130R. According to Kory Ross, product manager for mid-tractors at John Deere, the new small-frame 6R tractors are designed with many of the hydraulic, control and comfort features of the larger 6R Tractors, but offer the maneuverability and compactness many customers want to more easily handle a wide variety of chores....More
  • Nov 14, 2014
    press release

    Limited 2015 launch of Enlist Duo herbicide, Enlist Weed Control System

    Dow AgroSciences is planning what could be a called a limited introduction of its Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season, a recognition of the fractured regulatory system that continues to hamper development of GMO crops. The company began working on its innovative Enlist Weed Control System more than a decade ago. The goal, then and now, was to offer farmers a new herbicide-resistant trait that would allow them to apply 2,4-D, a herbicide that has been successfully used around the world for more than 60 years, over the top of corn, cotton and soybeans....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
    press release

    Verdesian releases new seed inoculant for soybeans

    Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of seed enhancement products — Preside CL, a new soybean seed inoculant, available for the 2015 growing season....More
  • Oct 30, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    College scholarships available for ag career seekers

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture....More
  • Oct 22, 2014
    press release

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF receives registration

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on corn. “Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is a new tool to help growers start their season off strong,” says Justin Clark, technical market specialist, BASF. “Different than other early season crop management treatments, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots. This can lead to healthier plants later in the season.”...More
  • Oct 15, 2014
    press release

    PhytoGen partners with farmers of the year to aid local charities

    Farmers honored through the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year are leaders in their industry and communities. PhytoGen furthers their efforts with donations to the charities of their choice each year. Since becoming a partner in the Southeastern Farmer of the Year program three years ago, PhytoGen has made donations to 25 charities on behalf of state farmers of the year. Recipient charities in 2014 ranged from local FFA chapters to the Gary Sinise Foundation....More
  • Sep 29, 2014
    press release

    DuPont Pioneer looking for agricultural teachers to support

    DuPont Pioneer with help from the National Association of Agricultural Educators is looking to award grants to teachers who are implementing Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education, or CASE, but may lack sufficient resources. Grants of $2,500 to $5,000 are available to help train teachers and supply equipment and resources to prepare students for careers in agriculture and food....More
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