December 2011

December 22nd, 2011

From AgProfessional:

"Many farmers are producing over 300 bushels per acre every year in yield contest fields. Seed companies are consistently growing 300-plus yields inside the greenhouse and in test plots, so genetics is not the limiting factor. In order for average corn yields to continue to increase, farmers need to consider ways to reduce yield-limiting factors in their production systems. 

There are six specific components that are biologically-based and can enhance your soils health and productivity."

Read more here.



December 22nd, 2011

AgpProfessional magazine is holding a web poll on best new product introduced in 2011. The list of products is taken from the magazine's Top 10 Editors’ Choice list:

A) Ag Leader, Air Cart Support for Seeding and Fertilizer Application. Product Information.
B) Bayer CropScience, On Demand Seed Treatment System. Product Information.
C) Dawn Equipment, Anhydra Universal Fertilizer Applicator. Product Information.
D) GVM, AgJunction / AgJunction Link. Product Information.
E) Marrone Bio Innovations, Grandevo Natural Insecticide. Product Information.
F) MyWay RTK, MyWay Xchange Online Tool. Product Information.
G) Precision Laboratories, Mix Tank App. Product Information.
H) Syngenta, Avicta Complete Beans. Product Information.
I) TeeJet Technologies, Matrix Pro with RealView Guidance Over Video. Product Information.
J) Valent, Inovate Seed Protectant. Product Information

Voting is open to anyone. Vote now!


December 5th, 2011

From Delta Farm Press:

"Honeywell has announced it has signed an agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the world's largest privately held food and agribusiness companies, to build a facility that will produce Honeywell's Sulf-N 26, a highly-effective fertilizer with all the agronomic benefits of traditional nitrate-based fertilizers, but with significantly lower explosive potential.

Sulf-N 26 is a new, dry granular ammonium sulfate nitrate (ASN) fertilizer made from a patented Honeywell process that chemically fuses ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate to produce an entirely new and highly stable molecule, a 26-0-0 14S fertilizer.

Independent agronomic tests on crops and plants — ranging from grass to cabbage and tomatoes to strawberry and oranges — found the new fertilizer to be safe and effective for agricultural use compared with traditional nitrate-based fertilizers."

Read more here.