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  • Apr 14, 2015
    press release

    Michelin gives tips to reduce field soil compaction

    Faced with lower commodity prices, farmers are looking for any edge to improve productivity and crop performance. One of the most effective ways to improve yield is to minimize soil compaction by using tires that can operate at a lower air pressure. Farming equipment, including tractors, sprayers and combines, has grown larger and heavier in recent years, allowing farmers to cover more acres per day but also making soil compaction a much greater challenge. ...More
  • Apr 9, 2015
    press release

    Steiger tractors set new records at testing lab

    According to newly released results from the University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory (NTTL), the Steiger 540 and Steiger 370 tractors have set new records for maximum and reduced drawbar horsepower fuel efficiency, outperforming all other comparable competitive models. The NTTL is the officially designated tractor testing station for North America, with active test stations in 25 countries around the world....More
  • Apr 8, 2015
    press release

    Take Off from Verdesian accelerates plant nutrients

    Farmers are searching for ways to improve the overall health and performance of their crops in order to meet rapidly-rising global food demand, as well as safeguard their bottom lines. Take Off is the latest technology launched by U.S.-based Verdesian Life Sciences proven to protect farmers’ fertilizer investments by boosting crop growth and increasing yield....More
  • Mar 24, 2015
    press release

    PhytoGen’s PHY 333 WRF a leader in multiple state trials

    PhytoGen brand PHY 333 WRF, an early to midmaturing cotton variety, consistently ranked high in yield and lint quality in 2014 Official Variety Trials across the Cotton Belt. State OVTs provide cotton growers with insight into how seed varieties will perform under different conditions, such as soil types, irrigation practices and weather factors. Because yields can vary from year to year, agronomists generally recommend growers evaluate OVT performance over multiple years to gauge consistency....More
  • Mar 16, 2015
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Four states get Section 18s for sugarcane aphid control in 2015

    In response to the states’ requests, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted Section 18 emergency use exemptions in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia and Texas for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of sugarcane aphids in sorghum. Section 18 approvals are pending in five other states, according to Dow AgroSciences....More
  • Mar 12, 2015
    press release

    WinField adds more to its NutriSolutions 360 System

    WinField is expanding its NutriSolutions 360 System, bringing farmers two new tools for more precise plant nutrition management. New for 2015 are NutriVision Technology, a tool for monitoring in-season plant nutrient availability, and Ascend WSG plant growth regulator, a new dry formulation of Ascend....More
  • Mar 12, 2015
    press release

    Trimble introduces new CenterPoint RTX correction service

    Trimble now has a new version of its CenterPoint RTX correction service that delivers convergence to four-centimeter horizontal accuracy in less than five minutes. The service is ideal for a variety of precision agriculture operations and is available for use with the Trimble CFX-750 display....More
  • Feb 24, 2015
    press release

    Bayer CropScience receives registration for corn herbicide DiFlexx

    Bayer CropScience announces the 2015 approval and registration of DiFlexx herbicide by the Environmental Protection Agency. DiFlexx brings together dicamba and the highly effective CSI Safener. In 2013 trials, dicamba controlled 97 percent of broadleaf weeds in corn. DiFlexx controls tough weeds such as Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, ragweed and lambsquarter. It also manages more than 100 annual and perennial weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate-, PPO- and ALS-based herbicides....More
  • Feb 16, 2015
    press release

    Dow AgroSciences expands operations in Puerto Rico

    Feb. 11, Mycogen Seeds–Puerto Rico Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and an affiliated company of Dow AgroSciences, opened its new Seed Research and Development facility at its Salinas/Guayama site. As part of Dow AgroSciences’ commitment to communities, Rolando Meninato, Dow AgroSciences Global Leader, Seeds Global Business Unit, and Ivonne Bernard, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Food Bank, announced a collaboration including a $15,000 donation to the community food bank during an open house event....More
  • Feb 4, 2015
    press release

    Farmers can nominate their school districts to receive up to $25,000 grant

    Public school districts in rural communities can help prepare their students for future academic and career success by applying for $2.3 million in math or science grants from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund....More
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