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  • May 14, 2015
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    CNH Report Shows Another Side of Sustainability

    CNH Industrial, manufacturer of Case and New Holland farm machinery, released its 2014 Sustainability Report. The document reports on sustainability in the company’s day-to-day business and outlines a far-reaching sustainability plan. The company’s commitment to sustainability at all levels of its operation comes as no surprise to Karen Scanlon, executive director of the Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) in West Lafayette, Indiana....More
  • May 14, 2015
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    Helena Introduces Receptor™ an EPA-Registered Plant Growth Regulator

    Collierville, Tenn., May 8, 2015 – Helena Chemical Company introduces Receptor™, an EPA-registered plant growth regulator. As an advanced nutrient catalyst, it is labeled for increased fertilizer uptake and efficiency. It features a unique combination of three well-known plant growth regulators—IBA, gibberellic acid and kinetin. When applied with liquid fertilizers, Receptor enhances root system development and contributes to a stronger, faster-growing plant....More
  • May 14, 2015
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    The Toro Company Commits to Water Use Efficiency in Agriculture

    EL CAJON, Calif. (May 12, 2015) — While the drought in the western U.S. has made water and resource use efficiency top-of-mind, The Toro Company continues to serve as an advocate and leader for responsible crop irrigation. Below are nine ways Toro advocates for improved water and resource use efficiency in the agriculture sector....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    Dow AgroSciences, Arcadia Biosciences and Bioceres Collaborate to Develop and Commercialize Soybean Traits

    INDIANAPOLIS; DAVIS, Calif.; and ROSARIO, Argentina — April 28, 2015 — Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., and Bioceres, S.A., announced today an agreement to develop and commercialize innovative traits in soybeans....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    Bayer CropScience and Flagship Ventures form partnership to fund leading-edge agriculture ventures

    Monheim, May 5, 2015 – Striving to push the bounds of agricultural innovation, Bayer CropScience today announced a strategic innovation partnership with Flagship Ventures, a leading venture capital and venture creation firm. The partnership also includes an investment in Flagship Ventures Fund V, a $537 million venture capital fund that closed in March 2015. Bayer CropScience brings its strengths in science, innovation and regulatory affairs to help Flagship to identify, fund, and develop startup companies exploring new frontiers in agriculture....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    Champion growers offer yields and profits tips at Conklin Pro Grower Day™ events

    Kansas City, MO, May 5, 2015 —  Kip Cullers, world-record holder for soybean production, and Jerry Cox, 24-time National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) winner, will give progressive producers an inside look at valuable information on new agriculture technologies and specific recommendations for this growing season for corn, soybeans, hay and wheat at Conklin Pro Grower Day events, scheduled across the nation for late spring/early summer....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    BASF and University of Göttingen scientists find new specific insecticide target protein

    Research Triangle Park, USA and Göttingen, Germany - Scientists from BASF Crop Protection and the University of Göttingen in Germany have found a new insecticide target protein. The discovery marks the first identification of vanilloid receptors, the TRPV ion channels (transient receptor potential vanilloid), as insecticide targets. The results, published in the scientific journal Neuron on May 6, 2015, could help to better manage insecticide resistance and have implications for research and insecticide usage....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    Wyffels Hybrids Increases Production, Improves Efficiency

    GENESEO, Ill. (May 7, 2015) – Wyffels Hybrids is getting ready for harvest before corn growers even finish planting. The company is in the process of installing new drying and packaging equipment in its Atkinson, Illinois, production facility, to be able to handle the company’s growth and continue to provide growers with the highest quality seed corn. New drying equipment includes larger fans, bigger motors and more powerful burners. The improvements increase air flow, drying more corn in the same amount of time....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    MONSANTO INSECT MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM ANNOUNCES GRANTS

    ST. LOUIS (May 7, 2015) – Monsanto Company has announced that six recipients will be awarded research grants as part of the Insect Management Knowledge Program (IMKP)....More
  • May 13, 2015
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    Acuron™ corn herbicide is now approved for use in Minnesota

    GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, May 8, 2015 – After receiving EPA registration and approval from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Acuron™ corn herbicide from Syngenta is now available for use in Minnesota. Growers in the state who are searching for more effective herbicides to control difficult weeds like waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth can now use Acuron on their farms....More

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