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What's New Sessions

Presentations showcasing innovations, new products and services from leading agribusinesses. This year’s Special Edition of Commodity Classic features a wide range of What’s New sessions offered throughout the week.
 

 

John Deere Advanced Technology Adds Value to Your Farm
Sponsored by John Deere

 

Speakers: Deanna Kovar, VP, Production Systems, John Deere; Tammy Lee, Production Agriculture, Marketing Manager, John Deere
 
John Deere will share new product updates for each step of the production cycle (prepare, plant, apply and harvest). Equipment and technology are seamlessly integrated to work together and deliver more value to the customers. Exciting new changes from John Deere that enable customers to do more with less and keep you running in the field during critical times of the farming operations. These advances in equipment and technology will help customers be more sustainable and productive than ever before.

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Vault IP Plus – New Inoculant that Treats in 3D

Sponsored by BASF

 

Speaker: Paul Klemme, BASF Inoculants Product Manager; Justin Clark, Technical Field Lead, Seed Treatments; Piran Cargeeg, R&D Global & US Seed Treatment, Third Party and Inoculant Lead

 

BASF is launching Vault IP Plus seed treatment for Spring 2021. This new seed-applied inoculant for soybeans brings in a second unique EPA-approved biological to provide additional biofungicide protection at the lowest applications rate in the class.  Vault IP Plus provides fresh, active rhizobia to maximize nitrogen fixation potential so the soybean plant is healthier and yield potential is maximized.

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Harvesting Convenience Reimagined – Leaving The Steering Wheel Behind
Sponsored by AGCO

 

Speaker: Kevin Forth, Sr. Marketing Manager, Tactical - Harvesting, ACGO - North America

 

Learn how the latest in technology can improve the speed and convenience of your harvesting operation.  Fendt IDEAL leads the industry in introducing IDEALdrive, a joystick controlled steering system; AutoDock, a completely in-cab attachment of header method, and the IDEALharvest automation system, which combine to make a combine harvester unlike any other in the industry.

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The Road to Autonomy: Connectivity from Planting to Post-Harvest

Sponsored by Case IH

 

Speakers: Leo Bose, AFS & Harvesting Marketing Leader, Case IH; Kirk Wesley, AFS Marketing Manager, Case IH

 

True high-efficiency farming starts with the integration of Case IH Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) into your entire operation. From the earliest planning stages to the final combine pass of harvest, learn how to optimize productivity on your operation with AFS technology.

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XtendFlex® Soybeans

Sponsored by Bayer

 

Speakers: Matt Goddard, North America Ag Systems Soybean Trait Manager, Bayer U.S.-Crop Science; Megan McQuoid, Soybean Traits Marketing Manager, Bayer U.S.-Crop Science

 

Now that XtendFlex® soybeans are commercially available, farmers have more options than ever before with triple tolerance to dicamba, glyphosate and glufosinate. Hear from experts about how XtendFlex soybeans allow farmers to access the yield they want with the choice they need.

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Managing Tough-to-Control Weeds With A Post-Emergence Solution

Sponsored by Valent U.S.A.

 

Speaker: Dr. John Pawlak, Senior Product Development Manager

 

Learn how a complete weed control program that incorporates Perpetuo™ Herbicide can help growers battle tough-to-control weeds. Hear real-life results and feedback from a 2020 Perpetuo demo program that incorporated more than 140 growers across the Midwest.

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Hydro Bullet™ Liquid Fertilizers: New Bioactive and Complexing Technologies
Sponsored by Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition

 

Speaker: Kyle Lilly, Senior Product Manager, Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition

 

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition is launching three new liquid fertilizer technologies this year as a part of a systems approach to crop nutrition. First is an L-glutamic acid and micronutrient formulation designed to reduce abiotic crop stress. This new mode of actio is proven to reduce drought and herbicide stress. The next new technology is a combination of nutrients, including nickel, and seaweed extract to reduce ethylene synthesis during flowering. This technology improves flower to grain retention. The final forumula is a patent-pending low molecular weight acid complex that protects iron and ensures rapid foliar iron uptake. This product is more efficient than traditional chelate and sulfate based alternative iron sources. These three products act as tools in a nutritional system to address common nutritional and crop physiological issues.

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All-Out Efficiency

Sponsored by New Holland

 

Speaker: Justin Raski, Segment Manager—Hay & Forage, New Holland

 

True to its name, the BigBaler 340 High Density large square baler delivers all-out efficiency by producing bales of up to 22% higher density than a conventional large square baler. It introduces the latest in New Holland’s BigBaler product innovations.

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What’s New from John Deere for Easier Planter Applied Fertilizer
Sponsored by John Deere

 

Speakers: Brad Van De Woestyne, Corn & Soybean Agronomist, John Deere; Kevin Juhl, Go-to-Market Manager, Planting and Seeding, John Deere; Aaron Ticknor, Large Tractor Product Marketing Manager, John Deere; Brady Alley, Planter Product Marketing Representative, John Deere

 

Nitrogen availability and hitting the planting window, all while managing compaction, are critical to unlocking your full corn yield potential. Attend this session to learn about benefits of planter applied fertilizer and how field trial results led to new solutions from John Deere.

 

Exciting new changes from John Deere that enable customers to do more with less and keep running in the field during critical times of the farming operation. These advances in equipment and technology will help customers be more sustainable and productive than ever before.

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SmartStax® PRO Technology

Sponsored by Bayer

 

Speakers: Denise Bouvrette, North America Corn Project Manager & Launch Lead; Jody Gander, North America Technology Development Manager - Corn Traits

 

SmartStax® PRO will be the first product on the market with three modes of action to control corn rootworm. Hear from experts about the science behind the trait, the results seen so far and the benefits that SmartStax PRO can bring to your operation once available in 2022.

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John Deere AutoPath™: Guidance Lines for Every Pass
Sponsored by John Deere

 

Speakers: Glen Oetken, Precision Ag Product Marketing Manager, John Deere; Tracy Uhlman, Go-to-Market Manager, Embedded Tech, John Deere
 

Use data you are already gathering to create accurate and easy to use guidance lines, and take the challenges out of managing your guidance lines all season long with AutoPath™. Exciting new changes from John Deere that enable customers to do more with less and keep running in the field during critical times of the farming operation. These advances in equipment and technology will help customers be more sustainable and productive than ever before.

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Smart Contracts for a Smarter Agricultural Supply Chain

Sponsored by Grain Chain, Inc.

 

Speaker: Luis Macias, Co-Founder and CEO, Grain Chain, Inc.

 

Our patented Smart Contract Solution automatically feeds commodity data from sensors and IoT devices into the blockchain, allowing for verification and self-execution of the contract. This solution provides an unprecedented level of transparency, security, reliability and efficiency to the agricultural supply chain.

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Turning Data into Action: Learn Why Granular Insights is the Fastest Growing Farm Management Tool in Agriculture

Sponsored by Granular, a Corteva Agriscience™ Company

 

Speaker:  Ken O’Brien, Granular US Commercial Digital Lead

 

Last year more than 17,000 farms adopted Granular Insights - the first free decision analysis and data visualization tool of its kind. Ahead of the 2021 growing season, with new, complete seed-to-harvest functionality Granular Insights is changing how farmers look at their operations by putting them in the driver’s seat when it comes to putting their data to work, measuring the ROI of each decision they make throughout the growing season, and saving time while driving profitability.

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Corn Herbicide Innovation: Longer Residual, Higher Yield Potential

Sponsored by Syngenta

 

Speaker: Mark Kitt, Corn Herbicide Technical Product Lead, Syngenta

 

Syngenta has developed a new product in the Acuron® corn herbicide family of brands: Acuron GT, anticipated to receive registration in 2021. Upon registration, this post-emergent herbicide product will provide longer residual and improved management of tough weeds.

 

Chat with Mark Kitt on the Syngenta sponsor page on 3/5 from 10 – 11 a.m. CST

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New Pivot Bio Nitrogen-Producing Microbes for Small Grains and 2020 Corn Performance
Sponsored by Pivot Bio

 

Speakers: Dan Poston, Director of Agronomy, Pivot Bio; Ernie Sanders, Vice President - Product Development, Pivot Bio; Matt Bornhorst, Technical Services Field Manager, Pivot Bio; Robert Pesek, Senior Field Agronomist, Pivot Bio

 

Learn more about how Pivot Bio's new nitrogen-producing microbe for wheat, sorghum, and barley growers can help achieve more predictable, more productive yields alongside a report out of 2020 performance in Pivot Bio PROVEN for corn.

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What Does Hybrid Tillage Mean for the Way You Farm?    
Sponsored by Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.

   
Speaker: James Shurts, Product Manager, Great Plains

 

Hybrid tillage is a new class of tillage in the ag industry – but what does it mean for the way you farm? Hybrid tillage tools are versatile and can help producers benefit from variable-intensity tillage methods to maximize efficiency.

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Digital Solutions for Carbon Sequestration

Sponsored by Bayer/The Climate Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers: Dr. Pam Bachman, Digital Ag & Sustainability Lead, The Climate Corporation; Leo Bastos, Head of Carbon Business Model, Bayer Crop Science; Mark Heckman, President, Main Street Ag and Heckman Properties; Chad Bilby, North America Commercial Experimentation Lead, Bayer Crop Science

 

Announced in July 2020, Bayer will begin rewarding farmers in Brazil and the U.S. for generating carbon credits by adopting climate-smart practices – such as no-till farming and the use of cover crops – through the Bayer Carbon Pilot Program. This initiative is designed to help agriculture reduce its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Climate FieldView™ has a significant role in farmer adoption, data gathering and analysis, and insights. Come listen to Climate & Bayer representatives discuss the benefits of the new pilot, and hear directly from a participating farmer.

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Depth from the Driver’s Seat
Sponsored by Precision Planting - brought to you by AGCO

 

Speakers: Matt Bennett, Eastern Region Manager Lead; Jeremy Hodel, Product Manager, R&D; Jason Webster, Lead Commercial Agronomist

 

Getting planting depth set correctly can have big impacts on yield and profitability, but how do you know what the correct depth is, and even better, how do you adjust depth simply and accurately.  Join us to learn how to optimize depth.

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When Racing, Don’t Lose Spacing: Getting Precision Spacing and Singulation from High-Speed Planters    
Sponsored by FarmTalc

 

Speaker: Erik Hayenga, PhD, Director/President, FarmTalc        

 

SupraFlow® from FarmTalc is the first and only seed lubricant designed especially for high-speed planting. High-speed planters can develop inconsistent seed release to the seed delivery system, resulting in compromised intra-row seed spacing. The proprietary technology in SupraFlow improves seed release and controls seed spacing, even at 10+mph. Learn about the science behind seed spacing and how SupraFlow can help growers find hidden yields.      

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