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  • Jan 13, 2015
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Valent announces expansion plans for North America

    Valent U.S.A. Corp., has announced a series of expansions to its commercial business over the next six months in its specialty and row crop portfolio. The expansions will organize the sales and technical service teams of Valent into three commercial units — Western, Midwest and Coastal. Leadership of the units will be staffed by veteran Valent employees, with extensive experience and knowledge of the local areas....More
  • Jan 9, 2015
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Neonicotinoids significantly increase yields, study says

    Growing Matters, an industry consortium that includes Bayer CropScience, Syngenta and Valent U.S.A. Corp., has released the results of a study that found neonicotinoids significantly increase yields of major yields of major crops. The research assembled existing data from more than 1,500 field studies conducted over 15 years in eight crops: corn, soybean, wheat, cotton, sorghum, canola, potato and tomato....More
  • Jan 2, 2015
    press release

    Trimble acquires IRON Solutions, Inc.

    Trimble announced Jan. 2 that it has acquired privately-held IRON Solutions, Inc. of Franklin, Tenn., which provides market information, analytics-based intelligence and a cloud-based enterprise system....More
  • Dec 23, 2014
    press release

    Syngenta receives Chinese import approval for Agrisure Viptera corn trait

    Syngenta announced Dec. 22 that it received the safety certificate for its Agrisure Viptera trait from China's regulatory authorities, formally granting import approval. The approval covers corn grain and processing byproducts, such as dried distillers grains for food and feed use....More
  • Dec 12, 2014
    press release

    DuPont Pioneer releases new corn products for 2015

    DuPont Pioneer Dec. 11 released its 2015 corn product offerings, featuring a broad line-up of locally advanced and tested products designed to deliver yield consistency and help improve grower profitability. The 2015 line-up includes 48 new corn products ranging from 70 to 121 comparative relative maturity and features 27 new genetic platforms with high-performing trait packages. Pioneer conducted more than 1,300 corn IMPACT trials (Intensively Managed Product Advancement, Characterization and Testing) in 2014 to determine the right fit for new products in the pipeline....More
  • Nov 18, 2014
    press release

    John Deere unveils three small-frame models to 6R Series

    John Deere recently introduces three small-frame 6R series tractor models for the 2015 season: the 6110R, 6120R and 6130R. According to Kory Ross, product manager for mid-tractors at John Deere, the new small-frame 6R tractors are designed with many of the hydraulic, control and comfort features of the larger 6R Tractors, but offer the maneuverability and compactness many customers want to more easily handle a wide variety of chores....More
  • Nov 14, 2014
    press release

    Limited 2015 launch of Enlist Duo herbicide, Enlist Weed Control System

    Dow AgroSciences is planning what could be a called a limited introduction of its Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season, a recognition of the fractured regulatory system that continues to hamper development of GMO crops. The company began working on its innovative Enlist Weed Control System more than a decade ago. The goal, then and now, was to offer farmers a new herbicide-resistant trait that would allow them to apply 2,4-D, a herbicide that has been successfully used around the world for more than 60 years, over the top of corn, cotton and soybeans....More
  • Nov 11, 2014
    press release

    Verdesian releases new seed inoculant for soybeans

    Verdesian Life Sciences has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of seed enhancement products — Preside CL, a new soybean seed inoculant, available for the 2015 growing season....More
  • Oct 30, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    College scholarships available for ag career seekers

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture....More
  • Oct 22, 2014
    press release

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF receives registration

    Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on corn. “Xanthion In-furrow fungicide is a new tool to help growers start their season off strong,” says Justin Clark, technical market specialist, BASF. “Different than other early season crop management treatments, Xanthion In-furrow fungicide provides extended residual control by forming a protective sheath around the roots. This can lead to healthier plants later in the season.”...More
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