New and Improved Nitrogen Efficiency Products on the Market

JUNE 22, 2018 2:48 PM

Dr. Ryan Bond, VP of Strategic Marketing & Innovation at Koch Agronomic Services, states managing nitrogen is just as much an issue for ag retailers as it is for growers. It’s a leaky system, states Bond, so more efficient products are key. In 2017, CropLife gathered intel on the latest products on the market to improve overall nitrogen efficiency. Dow AgroSciences came out with Instinct HL (high-load) which provides the same benefits as Instinct, but with 1/3 less use rate per acre. Especially noteworthy for ag retailers is that the formula will be optimized to infuse with urea. Both Instinct and N-Serve have been shown to increase soil nitrogen retention by 28% and increase bushel yield by 7%. Soon to come to market from Koch Agronomic Services will be CENTURO, a nitrification inhibitor for anhydrous ammonia, and ANVOL which protects against ammonia volatilization. For more information, click here!

Monsanto and Iowa State Partner on Water Quality

JUNE 21, 2018 12:27 PM

Monsanto has entered into a partnership with Iowa State University (ISU) on a project which monitors water quality based on field management practices and resulting nitrate loss. A system of drainage tiles with water quality monitoring equipment will be installed on 30 acres of ISU research plots. Research will include water samples, flow information and weather data against the backdrop of farming application techniques and nitrogen use to determine practices that reduce nitrate runoff. Read the full article here!

Resource Management Specialist Position Available with Partnership for Ag Resource Management

JUNE 6, 2018 4:37 PM

A full-time resource management specialist position is available with the Partnership for Ag Resource Management to improve agriculture and communities through integrated pest management, nutrient management and other best practices. The primary responsibility for this position is to lead on-the-ground educational outreach in the Mankato, MN area and promote adoption of products and services that ag retailers can offer to improve water quality. The specialist will work to build and maintain strong relationships with both ag retailers and partners. This effort is spearheaded by the Partnership for Ag Resource Management to improve water quality and soil health in the Mississippi River and Great Lakes Basins. For more information, click here!

Farm Science Review Sept. 18-20

JUNE 6, 2018 11:18 AM

Get your tickets for the 56th annual Farm Science Review, the premier outdoor agricultural education and industry trade show in London, Ohio September 18-20! 130,000 people attend the show every year to hear ag experts from OSU Extension provide research-based information on issues from pest management to water quality. Field demonstrations showcasing current technology and agricultural techniques will also take place! Tickets will be available in the beginning of July! For more information, click here!