Recognizing the presence of herbicide-resistant weeds and formulating a total management plan is becoming more important than ever.
Sophisticated tank mixes, multiple adjuvants and surfactants — this is the future of herbicide application.
Many factors influence a grower’s willingness to invest in micronutrients, but the days when these products are viewed as secondary are going by the wayside.
A recent study on the current relationship status between ag retailers and their local conservation district officials suggests that, while the two groups have many common goals and initiatives in the arena of conservation practices (specifically, The Fertilizer Institute’s 4Rs Nutrient Stewardship Initiative), there is still a glaring need for more collaboration between the two
Two weeks after the West Fertilizer tragedy, a group of 26 ag-industry association folks set out for a week of touring retail locations and interacting with industry members upon whom’s behalf many of them work on a daily basis. Comprised mainly of young employees from The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), CropLife America
Mike Martinez, market manager for Trimble’s agriculture division, perhaps said it best when describing the heightened importance of GPS autosteer technology within the industry. “Autosteering continues to be the most widely-adopted precision farming technology in the industry as it is the ‘core platform’ that all other precision farming activities are based on,” he says. “Without
With applicators demanding new options and capabilities from in-cab computing systems, manufacturers are taking notice and trotting out enhanced solutions for everyone from the novice beginner to the seasoned precision ag enthusiast. According to Leica Geosystem’s Harlan Little, NAFTA agriculture business manager, ease-of-use remains an immense focus going forward. “Easy installation and ease-of-use are the
Hintzsche Fertilizer Inc., Maple Park, IL, is seeing increased adoption of its next-level Learning Blocks variable-rate planting program. “Learning Blocks is really all about taking data and sorting it out and finding out ‘What’s it really telling me’,” explains Dave Hintzsche, CEO and president. “This is something that I feel like we’ve been on the
With mainstream media outlets jumping all over anhydrous ammonia and ammonium nitrate fertilizer as possible causes of the tragic West Fertilizer Co. plant explosion, fertilizer industry leadership is urging patience and open-mindedness as the investigation proceeds. “We have no official statement at the moment,” says Kevin Runkle director of regulatory affairs, Illinois Fertilizer And Chemical
From the minute one ducks inside its Maple Park, IL, headquarters, it’s clear that Hintzsche Fertilizer Inc. is doing a traditional family business on a larger scale – and with much success. It starts at the very top with CEO and president David Hintzsche’s approachable, seemingly easy-going manner and trickles down throughout the organization, from