West Central Distribution along with its Leaders of In-Furrow & Foliar Technology (LIFT2) partners hosted its third annual LIFT Summit event in June 2017.
Media attendees were given an exclusive first-look into recent developments in new agriculture technologies from industry experts, including the University of Nebraska Pesticide Application Technology (PAT) lab, West Central Distribution, BASF Corporation, Dow AgroSciences, FMC, Nufarm and The Climate Corporation.
Agriculture media attendees included: Gil Gullickson with Successful Farming, Dale Hildebrant with Farm & Ranch Guide, Don Wick with Red River Farm Network, Kurt Lawton with Corn+Soybean Digest, Jeff Stewart with Linder Farm Network, Lon Tonneson with Dakota Farmer, Eric Johnson with KFGO, Willie Vogt with Penton Agriculture, Augie Aga with Northern Ag Broadcasting and Dick Hagen with The Land. Attendees gathered in Fargo, ND to hear industry experts discuss and demonstrate recent ag developments and new technologies in in-furrow and foliar application.
The Climate Corporation opened the event with a joint presentation on understanding micronutrients and the environment. Watch Jeff Stewart with Linder Farm Network interview Chad Bilby of Climate Corp.
West Central Distribution’s Steve Roehl presented new insights on improving phosphorus and essential nutrient availability with his “Freeing up more Phosphorus to Increase Crop Yields” presentation.
University of Nebraska Pesticide Application Technology Mobile Training Lab presented on ways to reduce drift with new technologies that concluded with a live wind tunnel demonstration.
In addition, the LIFT2 partners – West Central Distribution, BASF Corporation, Dow AgroSciences, FMC and Nufarm — discussed and demonstrated the following topics with the media contacts during the Summit.
The Summit also hosted afternoon demonstrations at the nearby LIFT test plot, farmed by Kent Roesler near Leonard, N.D. Read Kent’s interview with Dakota Farmer editor Lon Tonneson and how he’s using high-tech precision farming tools and the latest new products.
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Blake Murnan and Travis Palmquist with STI Customized demonstrated the benefits of custom blending seed treatments.
Steve Carlsen demonstrated “Getting Down to the Science: Battling Iron Deficiency Chlorosis”
Jerry Ries demonstrated the newest adjuvant technology designed to work with the new herbicide trait technology in his spray demonstration.
Steve Roehl gave a demonstration on “Managing Plant Nutrition and Efficiency.
Nufarm discussed innovations in seed treatments, including fighting key pests; available colors and coatings; and growth enhancers)
BASF discussed the benefits of in-furrow fungicides and insecticides including Xanthion® and Manticor™ LFR
FMC discussed how they are leading the insecticide revolution with Capture® LFR and 3RIVE 3D™.
Dow AgroSciences discussed maximizing nitrogen availability, demonstrating how to impregnate Urea with their new Instinct® HL technology.
Special thanks to all the LIFT partners and ag media guests who attended the event and helped us share the great stories about the innovations in in-furrow and foliar technology.