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Apr 13, 2011

Next big thing in tillage

In the February issue of Farm Industry News, we told you about a new type of vertical tillage implement that uses ultra-shallow, hybrid coulter-....More
Apr 11, 2011

Monsanto receives approval of refuge-in-a-bag product

Monsanto just received full regulatory approval for a single-bag refuge product for corn. The product is called Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete and....More
Apr 08, 2011

Syngenta, Bayer CropScience to develop HPPD-tolerant soybean trait

Growing weed resistance is driving the seed trait business. Syngenta and Bayer CropScience just announced that the two companies will collaborate....More
Apr 08, 2011

RFA applauds USDA for stating that ethanol industry produces fuel AND feed

Until today, USDA reported only the gross usage of corn for ethanol, implying that the ethanol process uses the entire bushel of corn. “This has led....More
Apr 04, 2011

A virtual rain gauge for your farm

  This spring, you’ll be able to check overnight rainfall amounts across your farm via email, thanks to a patent-pending technology....More
Apr 04, 2011

Customized planter setup

  If you’re looking for ways to improve seed planting this spring, Steve Nokleby might be a source for inspiration. Nokleby, a farmer....More
Apr 01, 2011

Back on the horse again

  When you get tossed off a horse, the best thing to do is to get back in the saddle again. That's how the theory goes, anyway. Could be....More
Mar 29, 2011

New seed tube sensor monitors planter spacing

A new planter add-on that’s getting a lot of buzz this year is Precision Planting’s WaveVision seed sensor. It is a replacement seed....More
Mar 28, 2011

Kuhn Group will purchase Krause Corp.

The farm equipment manufacturer Kuhn Group recently announced it will purchase Krause Corp., another manufacturer of farm equipment. Kuhn is a....More
Mar 23, 2011

Bayer CropScience purchases Hornbeck Seed Company

Bayer CropScience is strengthening its position in soybean breeding with the purchase of Hornbeck Seed Company. Bayer made the announcement March....More
Mar 21, 2011

Trimble to buy OmniSTAR land business

  Trimble continues to expand its precision offerings with the purchase of the OmniSTAR Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signal....More
Mar 15, 2011

5 trends in farm sprayers

New sprayer sales are stronger than ever this year. In response, most of the major manufacturers have launched new models for 2011. (See April....More
Mar 14, 2011

New broadband provider threatens GPS, coalition warns

  The Coalition to Save Our GPS (www.saveourgps.org) was formed after LightSquared Inc. (www.lightsquared.com) received a tentative license....More
Mar 09, 2011

Monsanto enters into algae-based research with Sapphire Energy

Algae can be grown, screened, tested and selected with high throughput tools, which will enable researchers to more quickly identify promising genes....More
Mar 07, 2011

Go fish

Let's get one thing straight. I'm a land-based mammal. You're a land-based mammal. We're all land-based mammals....More
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