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  • May 13, 2015
    press release

    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
  • May 8, 2015
    press release

    ADM Crop Risk Services Achieves Milestone in Plans for Innovative Aerial Drone Technology

    CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 – ADM Crop Risk Services (ADM CRS) announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to expedite and improve claims processing, an industry-first addition to its cutting-edge suite of claims technologies....More
  • May 8, 2015
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    John Deere recognized with Dealer’s Choice Award from NAEDA

    OLATHE, KANSAS (April 27, 2015) – The North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) recently announced that John Deere received the 2015 Dealer’s Choice Award for Full-line Manufacturers. This award is presented annually to manufacturers who receive exemplary ratings in 12 operational categories from the NAEDA’s Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey....More
  • May 8, 2015
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    Major Retail Chain Kum & Go Announces Launch of E15 Ethanol Availability

    WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the announcement today that Kum & Go, the fifth-largest, privately held and company-operated convenience store chain in the U.S., will be offering E15, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, issued the following statement:...More
  • May 8, 2015
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    Topcon announces exemption to operate Unmanned Aerial System

    LIVERMORE, Calif. – April 27, 2015 – Topcon Positioning Systems announces it has received a national exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows for operation of its unmanned aerial system (UAS) in the United States. The exemption covers the operation of the Sirius Basic and Sirius Pro for aerial data collection. ...More
  • May 8, 2015
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    Acuron™ corn herbicide receives federal EPA registration

    GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Apr. 28, 2015 –Growers looking to control difficult weeds like waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth will have access to Acuron™corn herbicide from Syngenta, now that it has received registration from the federal EPA. ...More

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