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  • Jul 1, 2014
    press release

    Do you need a ‘rescue’ nitrogen application?

    It is critical for growers to monitor soil nitrogen levels at key points during the growing season. Wet conditions in May and June have raised concerns that rescue applications of N may be needed as this essential nutrient can easily be lost from the soil by leaching or denitrification with excess rainfall. Growers should be evaluating how much N remains in the soil and if it will be enough to meet crop needs. A quick response to N-deficiency stress is often required to minimize yield loss....More
  • Jun 23, 2014
    press release

    Syngenta accepting applications for 2014 Class of Resistance Fighters

    Syngenta is now accepting applications for the Resistance Fighter of the Year Leadership Program. In its sixth year, the program is open to advisors who are passionate about helping growers manage resistance....More
  • Jun 19, 2014
    press release

    Precision Laboratories introduces new Vertex surfactant

    Precision Laboratories now has Vertex, a new nonionic surfactant certified by the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology. Vertex enhances spray coverage and activation to maximize performance of every crop protection application. Formulated with a high surfactant load and low foaming factor, Vertex improves spray efficiency by enhancing solution wetting, coverage and penetration of target leaf surfaces. In university greenhouse studies, Vertex demonstrated superior overall performance against other select CPDA-certified nonionic surfactants....More
  • Jun 9, 2014
    press release

    Should 50-year-old soybean nutrient guidelines be updated?

    DuPont Pioneer is funding research to determine if nutrient recommendations established almost 50 years ago should still be followed to fit current soybean genetics and management practices. Through the Pioneer Crop Management Research Awards project, Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin-Extension soybean specialist, and Adam Gaspar, UW graduate student, will study nutrient usage in soybeans....More
  • Jun 6, 2014
    press release

    Timing everything for post emergence weed control

    Year after year it seems to happen. Even with a carefully devised weed control plan, tough weeds can appear and threaten to decrease yields. So what is the best way to tackle tough to control weeds after they have emerged? Experts suggest a post-emergence herbicide with residual control....More
  • Jun 6, 2014
    press release

    South Korea is first country to approve Council herbicide

    Bayer CropScience’s rice herbicide Council has been granted its first regulatory approval worldwide in Korea. The market launch in Korea is scheduled for 2015, with other major rice-growing countries in Asia to follow....More
  • Jun 6, 2014
    press release

    High school seniors in rice states eligible for $8,500 in scholarships

    For the fifth year, Dow AgroSciences is sponsoring the USA Rice Federation’s National Rice Month 2014 scholarship program. Students who are high school seniors in the 2014-15 school year and live in rice-producing counties or parishes in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas are eligible to apply for scholarships totaling $8,500. To apply, students are required to develop a promotional tactic in their local community that highlights U.S.-grown rice as part of National Rice Month in September....More
  • Jun 6, 2014
    press release

    Michelin introduces new tire for ag market

    Michelin North America is introducing an extension of its popular AgriBib tire lineup later this year. The new Michelin AgriBib 480 95 R50 model is a taller-sized, rear fitment tire designed primarily for larger, front-wheel assist tractors to handle bigger loads. It also can be used in a row-crop application on large, four-wheel drive machines....More
  • Jun 5, 2014
    press release

    New Trimble service provides 3-D soil mapping, analysis

    Trimble recently announced a new agronomic service part of its Connected Farm solution. The Soil Information System solution provides farmers and their trusted advisors with in-depth 3-D soil data they can use to make informed decisions about crop production goals....More
  • Jun 3, 2014
    press release

    AgriGold and Kinze to test new multi-hybrid planting technology

    AgriGold and Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. will conduct on-farm testing of an electric multi-hybrid concept planter in Iowa this growing season, which gives farmers the ability to change the seed hybrid they are planting automatically as the planter moves through the field. The Kinze multi-hybrid planter allows two hybrids with different genetic backgrounds to be loaded into the planter and it can switch on-the-go based on a multi-hybrid prescription map loaded into the monitor. This planter can also deliver variable rate seeding....More
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