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Trimble to acquire Müller-Elektronik

Trimble has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Müller-Elektronik, a German company specializing in implement control and precision farming solutions. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

Ohio releases new nutrient management tools

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) has introduced two new nutrient management tools: the Ohio Applicator Forecast, an online tool designed to help nutrient applicators identify when the potential nutrient loss from a fertilizer or manure application is low, and the Ohio Agricultural Stewardship Verification Program, a pilot certification for farmers who protect farmland and natural resources by implementing best management practices on their farms.

Certification program growing in Minnesota

Minnesota's agriculture water-quality certification program was first launched as a pilot three years ago, then expanded statewide. It now covers about 235,000 acres – less than one percent of the state's 26 million acres of farmland.
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Role for contractors in combatting nutrient loss

Since 2011, the majority of corn producers in Illinois have followed the recommended maximum return to nitrogen (MRN) application guidelines. More than half of all farmers are either knowledgeable or very knowledgeable about the “4R” strategy (right nutrient source at the right rate, in the right place and at the right time). But 43 percent of those producers have no knowledge of denitrifying bioreactors or how they can function to improve water quality. » Read more...

2017 LICA National Summer Meeting

July 11-16, 2017
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show

November 28-30
Location: Amarillo, TX
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