Author

Mikaela Tierney

Mikaela Tierney is the director of content at FBN.


28 Dec 2022

by Mikaela Tierney

The FBN® Innovators Research League (IRL) is a farmer-driven research network of FBN members who test cutting-edge innovations in crop inputs (such as biologicals) and equipment in real-life field conditions. The Innovators Research League represents a game-changing approach to new product development, offering farmers an opportunity to be directly involved in new product development alongside FBN while getting compensated for their time and earning exclusive access to new, innovative technologies. In turn, these insights on real-world, on-farm product performance help accelerate the data-driven adoption of new technologies in the ag sector.  Innovators Research League By The Numbers in 2022 50 new products and technologies tested Trials in 9 different commodity and specialty crops 25,000+ trial acres  25 states represented in trials Benefits of Joining the FBN Innovators Research League 1. Get Exclusive Access to New Products & Technologies IRL trial farmers get exclusive access to exciting new products and technologies before they are commercially available to other FBN members or non-member farmers. This empowers them to see what’s coming down the product and technology development pipeline before anyone else, and to play an active role in helping guide the development of new agricultural technologies.   2. Earn Money While Gaining Insights into Your Operation We compensate farmers who participate in on-farm trials for their time and efforts. At the same time, farmers in the IRL program develop firsthand knowledge of how new technologies work on their farm. This, in turn, helps them identify opportunities for optimization across their operation. 3. Receive Customized Reporting At the end of each season, participants receive a customized report containing detailed data about how the trial product performed on their operations. Powered by FBN Data Science, these reports offer unique insights into product performance.  How to Join the FBN Innovators Research League - Now Accepting 2023 Applications FBN is now accepting applications to trial new, cutting-edge agricultural technologies in 2023. This year, we’ll be testing biologicals, inputs, crops, robotics, and sensors, among other products. For reference, our 2022 program included innovative testing in inoculants, biostimulants, biopesticides, biofertilizers, and specialized fertilizer products.  [Interested in participating? Sign up to join the FBN Innovators Research League program here .] Hear Directly from Participants About Their Experience In this panel discussion from Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, Nebraska, you’ll hear from farmers about their experiences as participants in the Innovators Research League through FBN . They’ll discuss why they joined IRL, what their experience has been like as part of the field testing process and what they’ve learned through the trials they’ve conducted.  Featured Speakers:  Matt Meisner, PhD: VP of R&D and Data at FBN Brent Rendel: Farmer, Innovators Research League Member Josh Moore: Farmer, Innovators Research League Member  Andrew Tenold: Farmer, Innovators Research League Member Clark McPheeters: Farmer, Innovators Research League Member [Interested in participating? Sign up to join the FBN Innovators Research League program here .] Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network” and “FBN” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. Testimonials are not indicative of future performance or success; results may vary. The information and opinions expressed by guest speakers in this panel are their own and are not endorsed or approved by FBN or its affiliates.


19 Aug 2022

by Mikaela Tierney

FBN ® now offers generic herbicide Willowood Pronamide 3.3SC through FBN Direct especially for growers with operations in Arizona and California.* With the new addition of Willowood Pronamide to its robust herbicide selection, FBN gives growers even more options for protecting their crops and optimizing their return on investment while keeping cost management top of mind.  “ FBN offers western growers a convenient online shopping experience with upfront competitive prices on top crop protection products like Pronamide, plus direct to farm delivery. Our Willowood brand of products started in the West and our mission remains to bring growers quality, well-priced crop protection to support their bottom line,” said Nicholas Seibert, U.S. Crop Protection Line Product Manager at FBN .  Crop Protection for Leafy Greens A generic alternative to branded herbicide Kerb® SC from Corteva, Pronamide is predominantly used to protect leafy greens, specifically romaine and iceberg lettuces.  Effective at controlling a broad spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds, Pronamide can be used at both the preemergence and post emergence stages of growth. The group three, soil active herbicide is absorbed through the roots of sensitive weeds to address pressures including annual bluegrass and preemergence control of lambsquarters, purslane, shepherd’s purse and nightshades. Competitive Pricing, Substantial Savings from FBN Pronamide pricing on FBN is competitive without rebates required to get there. Plus, new customers can enjoy discounts on their first purchase with FBN Direct. Farmers can view transparent list prices at any time on FBN Direct.  Made with high-quality active ingredients comparable to the branded alternatives, generic Willowood Pronamide empowers farmers to save money on chemical purchases and redirect those savings toward other expenses. Especially in today’s shifting economic climate, these savings are more important than ever before.   Through the convenience of FBN ’s online store , farmers can search for and purchase key chemicals like Willowood Pronamide anytime, anywhere, with clear pricing, flexible payment options and direct to farm delivery. To see current Willowood Pronamide pricing and inventory availability on FBN Direct, click here .  Copyright © 2014 - 2022 Farmer's Business Network, Inc. All rights Reserved. The sprout logo, “Farmers Business Network”, “FBN”, and “FBN Direct” are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Farmer's Business Network, Inc.   Kerb® SC Herbicide is a registered trademark of Corteva Agriscience, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. FBN Direct products and services and other products distributed by FBN Direct are offered by FBN Inputs, LLC and are available only in states where FBN Inputs, LLC is licensed and where those products are registered for sale or use, if applicable. If applicable, please check with your local extension service to ensure registration status.  ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW LABEL DIRECTIONS. It is a violation of federal and state law to use any pesticide product other than in accordance with its label. The distribution, sale and use of an unregistered pesticide is a violation of federal and/or state law and is strictly prohibited. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided on this page or which is provided by us in any form. It is your responsibility to confirm prior to purchase and use that a product is labeled for your specific purposes, including, but not limited to, your target crop or pest and its compatibility with other products in a tank mix and that the usage of a product is otherwise consistent with federal, state and local laws. We reserve the right to restrict sales on a geographic basis in our sole discretion. You must have a valid applicator license to use restricted use pesticides. Please consult your state department of agriculture for complete rules and regulations on the use of restricted use pesticides, as some products require specific record-keeping requirements.   All product recommendations and other information provided is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for consulting the product label or for specific agronomic, business,or professional advice. Where specific advice is necessary or appropriate, consult with a qualified advisor. Neither Farmer's Business Network Inc. nor any of its affiliates makes any representations or warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the statements or any information contained in the material and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed. *The prices and supply status are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice. For up to date prices and availability, visit FBN Direct store.