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  • May 14, 2015
    press release

    EPA grants Section 18 exemption for Transform WG against sugarcane aphids

    Kansas sorghum producers have a new option to control sugarcane aphids with recent EPA approval of a Section 18 emergency use exemption for Transform WG insecticide. Section 18 approvals previously were issued in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina  and Texas for 2015....More
  • May 14, 2015
    press release

    Fertigation, chemigation cost effective

    Applying fertilizer and crop protection products through irrigation systems with Agri-Inject fluid injection technology can save money and time....More
  • Apr 28, 2015
    press release

    Syngenta's Acuron corn herbicide receives EPA approval

    Syngenta has received EPA approval for its corn herbicide, Acuron. The first sales of the product to U.S. growers will take place this year. In the United States, herbicide resistance, notably to glyphosate, is increasing with infestations of broadleaf weeds in corn up 50 percent in the past four years. Acuron has been shown to improve control of more than 70 weeds that are increasingly difficult for growers to manage, such as Palmer amaranth and giant ragweed....More
  • Apr 15, 2015
    press release

    Verdesian introduces new cereal fungicide

    A new, phosphite-based fungicide designed for improved suppression of deoxynivalenol in wheat and barley infected by Fusarium head blight has been introduced by Verdesian Life Sciences. Fungi-Phite Cereals is recommended for use in tandem with triazole fungicides that are currently labeled and widely used for suppression of FHB by grain producers. While the triazole fungicides are effective in suppressing FHB, they have little or no direct activity on DON....More
  • 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

    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
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