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  • Jun 25, 2015
    press release

    Quintec fungicide gets label for bacterial spot suppression in tomatoes

    Known as a highly effective treatment for suppressing bacterial spot in peppers, Quintec fungicide now is available to tomato growers battling bacterial spot. Because the disease thrives in environments with high temperatures, high humidity and rain, pressure from bacterial spot on tomatoes is increasing. Emerging evidence of copper resistance complicates control of bacterial spot....More
  • Jun 17, 2015
    press release

    CrossOver soil amendment registered for crops, turf in 44 states

    CrossOver soil amendment, made by Harsco, is registered for use on a number of agricultural crops, turf and horticultural crops in 44 states.   It is a refined magnesium and calcium silicate based fertilizer. Plants benefit from the release of calcium, magnesium and silicates into the soil and subsequent plant uptake that helps correct magnesium and calcium deficiencies and reduces drought stress; improves tolerance to heat or cold stress; and improves plant structural strength and resistance to lodging in those crops subject to lodging.   ...More
  • Jun 4, 2015
    press release

    John Deere adds Mobile Data Transfer, MyJobs App to Operations Center

    John Deere is adding more tools to its Operations Center within MyJohnDeere and making it easy to wirelessly transfer data from older John Deere equipment and non-John Deere displays to the Operations Center with Mobile Data Transfer....More
  • Jun 2, 2015
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    New Stoneville variety ‘comes home’ to south Delta

    They say that “good things come to those who wait.” That saying may be the case with the agronomists who work on FiberMax and Stoneville cottonseed for Bayer CropScience. Bayer CropScience has released four new cotton varieties — two FiberMax and two Stoneville — for the 2015 planting season that is now under way across most of the U.S. The Stoneville varieties are ST 5115 GLT and ST 6182 GLT....More
  • May 27, 2015
    press release

    EPA approves Warrant Ultra Herbicide for cotton, soybeans

    Soybean and cotton growers looking for tools to manage weeds will have a new, first-of-its-kind option in 2016 with Warrant Ultra Herbicide, a premix of acetochlor and fomesafen approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month....More
  • 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
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