Winners of the 2013 FinOvation Awards presented by Farm Industry News have been determined. The first 10 winners include Versatile, John Deere, Kubota, New Holland, AGCO's Fendt, Case IH, Monsanto with Precision Planting, Yetter Farm Equipment and Dawn Equipment. Readers of Farm Industry News and online determine the winners of this award. The next 10 winners will be announced Friday.
The new program called FieldScripts will enable farmers to accurately and variably plant DeKalb hybrids with Precision Planting’s 20/20 SeedSense monitor, all on an iPad. Ted Crosby, Integrated Farming Systems lead for Monsanto, answers questions about the new program from Forrest Laws, Farm Industry News....More
Monsanto’s recent purchase of Precision Planting is leading to a system that will produce the perfect planting environment for today’s high-value seed, according to Gregg Sauder, CEO of Precision Planting. The first product being launched in the system is FieldScripts....More
Due to the drought, Monsanto has added more pre-pay and financing options for its seed customers, according to Danielle Stuart, public affairs. The company also is doubling its contributions to the America's Farmers Grow program for drought-declared areas. The increased money will help agricultural-related nonprofit organizations weather tight economic times....More
The ag version of a rags to riches story just occurred last week when Monsanto announced that it will purchase Precision Planting, Inc., for $250 million. Precision Planting, located in Tremont, Ill., is Monsanto’s first purchase of a precision technology company....More
Monsanto is gearing up for the launch of its new Roundup Ready Genuity Xtend trait, which will include tolerance to its Roundup and dicamba herbicides. As part of the launch campaign, Monsanto is urging farmers to take additional steps to prevent problems with drift, not only for Xtend but for other herbicides. Joe Sandbrink talked about those efforts in an interview at the Monsanto booth at Commodity Classic. Produced by Forrest Laws
Michelle Vigna, systems launch manager for Roundup Ready Xtend, describes a demonstration of the new herbicide at work on soybeans at Commodity Classic 2012. This dicamba and glyphosate herbicide has multiple modes of action for control of weeds, particularly glyphosated-resistant broadleaf weeds....More
Monsanto announced at the 2012 Commodity Classic a dicamba-tolerant trait that will be stacked with Genuity RR 2Yield soybeans. The new soybean line will be called RR 2 Xtend. Accompanying the new trait will be a dicamba and glyphosate herbicide premix called Roundup Xtend for pre and post applications....More
The USDA announced it has deregulated the biotech trait, MON 87705, in Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans. The soybeans produce soybean oil with increased levels of monounsaturated fat while lowering saturated fat.
"With the availability of Vistive Gold soybeans, farmers will soon be able to deliver an economical and sustainable source of nutritionally improved soybean oil to consumers and food companies," said Joe Cornelius, Monsanto global technology lead for food quality traits....More
Bayer CropScience and Monsanto have collaborated on a new seed treatment for soybeans. Acceleron with Poncho/Votivo will offer protection against white grubs, seed corn maggot, soybean aphids, and overwintering bean leaf beetles, as well as protection against nematodes....More
The first complete refuge-in-a-bag product from Monsanto has been planted across about 300,000 corn acres. Monsanto corn traits marketing manager Matt Kirkpatrick explains how the Genuity SmartStax RIB Complete product was developed and how he expects a fast adoption of RIB seed....More
For 2011, the program, which began as a pilot with about 2,500 participants in 2010, will be available on a broader -- though still limited -- basis across the Midwest. The program is expected to be more broadly available for the 2012 planting season....More