The Personalities That Drive Direct Contact

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Industry News | 06-20-2022

New Program From BASF and Winfield United Puts Focus on Sustainable ROINew Program From BASF and Winfield United Puts Focus on Sustainable ROIA new prescription service from BASF Agricultural Solutions and WinField United is available for the 2022 growing season. The 2022 Corn Impact Rx Plant Health offer pairs select BASF products with specific field-level agronomic recommendations that are backed by warranty. “We recognize that farming is the toughest job on earth, which is why we never let our foot off the gas pedal when it comes to providing farmers with innovative solutions to help them succeed,” said Scott Kay, BASF vice president of U.S. crop protection, in a news release. Read More

Researchers Aim to Make Biodegradable Plastic From Dairy WasteThe director of the Center for Dairy Research says he’s confident new chemicals and compounds made from dairy byproducts will be on the market soon. Dr. John Lucey says, “We are really pushing this here at the CDR as the next thing to look out for.” Lucey says the University of Wisconsin campus also has the Great Lakes Bio-energy Center, where they work on making biofuels from switchgrass and wood waste.  He says that team of microbiologists engineers bugs that can help make different products. “We would love to use it now for our permeate and actually make some value-added stuff so that farmers and small (processing) plants wouldn’t just be getting rid of this, they’d actually have an asset.” Read More

Why is E85 Almost $2 Cheaper Than Other Blends of Gasoline? The average price for gas sits at $5 nationwide, according to AAA. With drivers searching for the cheapest prices, gasoline with higher blends of ethanol is seeing an uptick in demand. E85 is priced significantly less than other blends of fuel across the country, even $2 below at some locations. “We’re talking about a 30% to 40% discount in many cases,” says Geoff Cooper of Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “The reason for that is because the main ingredient in E85 -  ethanol - is priced far below gasoline right now. You look at the wholesale terminals where the fuel is blended and ethanol today is selling for about $2.80 a gallon. That compares to gasoline that is selling for about $4.20 a gallon. So you have a $1.40 per gallon savings at the terminal where these fuels are being blended.”Read More 

Waterjets Used to Manage Crop ResiduePlanting in high-residue, no-till fields can be a challenge for Josh Nelson. The trash whippers and disc openers on his no-till planter don't always move and cut all the crop residue, including decaying cover crops. Occasionally, some residue gets pinched and pushed into the seed furrow, which can cause germination issues and less-than-ideal stands.Read More

Syngenta Appoints New Senior Executive to Help Steer $10 Billion IPOSwiss agrochemicals group Syngenta has appointed a senior executive to help steer the seeds and pesticides maker's planned $10 billion flotation, the company said on Friday. It has appointed Andy Yang, currently a board member of Syngenta, as chief accounting officer where he will be responsible for accounting requirements in relation to Chinese corporate regulations as well as stock exchange rules. Yang recently stepped down as chief financial officer at its Chinese parent company, Sinochem Corporation.Read More
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