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  • Aug 5, 2014
    press release

    Valley and Yaskawa partner on variable frequency drives

    Valley Water Management and Yaskawa America are partnering to provide variable frequency drives for Valley pump stations. Variable frequency drives ensure that pump motors function at optimal efficiency. They can dramatically boost efficiency and energy savings by preventing over pumping and over pressurizing of irrigation equipment....More
  • Aug 5, 2014
    press release

    Michelin introduces new 50-inch SprayBib tire

    Michelin North America is expanding its MICHELIN  SprayBib tire lineup with a new 50-inch model, the industry’s first VF sprayer tire offered in this larger size. ...More
  • Jul 31, 2014
    press release

    Dow AgroSciences launches better website

    Dow AgroSciences has redesigned its U.S. website with improved functionality, enhanced design and user-friendly mobile optimization, providing a more user experience to support the company’s innovative technologies in crop protection, seeds and traits....More
  • Jul 30, 2014
    press release

    Monsanto joins White House discussion on climate change

    Monsanto Company and its division, The Climate Corporation, recently joined a roundtable of experts at the White House to share ideas and research approaches to help the world’s farmers manage and adapt to the impact of climate change on the global food supply.  The roundtable discussion focused on the White House Climate Data Initiative....More
  • Jul 28, 2014
    press release

    Phytech introduces “PlantBeat” to U.S. farmers

    Did you know that plants and trees have a pulse? Plants expand, contract and stress in ways similar to the human heart. Phytech, an agri-tech company out of Israel, calls this pulse a “plantbeat” and it is key to high-yield crop production. The service will assist farmers in the optimization of crop yields by translating plant needs into real-time alerts and expert recommendations....More
  • Jul 6, 2014
    press release
    Delta Farm Press

    Enlist Duo ready for next step in registration

    The Environmental Protection Agency has closed the comment period on its proposed decision to register Enlist Duo, the herbicide for use with Enlist Weed Control System, from Dow AgroSciences. According to a news release from Dow AgroSciences, the comment period drew broad support from farmers, university scientists, agriculture associations, members of the public and others. Commenters, the company said, urged EPA to move quickly to register Enlist Duo, which will be a key tool for weed resistance management....More
  • Jul 1, 2014
    press release

    Bayer enters soybean seed market with Credenz brand

    Bayer CropScience is entering the soybean seed market with the introduction of Credenz brand soybeans. It is the company’s first global soybean seed brand commercially available in U.S. markets. The new brand will be available to growers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, southern Iowa and Illinois for the 2015 growing season. “We expect to expand the offer in 2016 to most states across the nation,” said Diego Angelo, director, U.S. soybean operations for Bayer CropScience, during a recent press briefing....More
  • 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
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