Precision Ag News 4/21
Apr 21, 2021
The addition of Cytozyme provides additional value to Verdesian and strengthens its position as The Nutrient Use Efficiency People. To support UPL Ltd. ’s growing BioSolutions business, the company has hired Ellis R. (Randy) Gilliam to service the North and East territory regions with strategic sales support. Craze™ Herbicide from Nichino America, Inc. is now registered in California for use on grapes and nut crops as well as nonbearing stone fruit. The active ingredient in Craze, orthosulfamuron, is a HRAC Group 2 herbicide that works by inhibiting the plant enzyme acetolactate synthase (ALS). Inhibition of this enzyme blocks branched-chain amino acid biosynthesis of valine, leucine, and isoleucine which leads to plant death. Pluton Biosciences is proud to announce the promotion of Brian Throm to Head of Business Development and the hiring of Lead Scientist Ben Wolf, PhD as Project Lead on its carbon sequestration venture with Bayer AG. Grow Pro Genetics , headquartered out of Bourbonnais, Ill., has recently announced the acquisition of the AgriPro Soft Red Winter Wheat breeding program – previously owned by Syngenta. Valley® Irrigation , The Leader in Precision Irrigation®, has acquired PivoTrac®, an ag tech company based in the Texas Panhandle. PivoTrac offers solutions focused on remote monitoring of center pivot irrigation machines. BRANDT , a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, is pleased to announce Brian Dintelmann has joined BRANDT as a technical agronomist supporting the company’s agriculture retail locations in central Illinois and Iowa. Building on the success of the Bayer Carbon Program launched last summer, the company announced enhancements to the program, providing new opportunities for U.S. growers to participate for the 2021-22 program season. Highlights include a significant geographic expansion, nearly doubling the number of states where growers are eligible to participate. For the first time, growers who have previously adopted some climate-smart farming practices also may be able to enroll those acres in the program. Nufarm Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Pentia® Plant Regulator to its expanding portfolio of performance-driven cotton solutions. Acquired from BASF, Pentia will be offered exclusively by Nufarm for the 2021 crop year and beyond. Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of INFORMS selected a team affiliated with CSIRO Data61 in Australia as the winner of the 2021 Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics . The Syngenta Crop Challenge in Analytics is a collaborative effort between Syngenta Seeds and the Analytics Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Now in its sixth consecutive year, the competition brings together experts in data analytics, mathematics and statistics to create analytical solutions to agriculture challenges.