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  • 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
  • Feb 4, 2015
    press release

    Presidio fungicide registered for use on tobacco

    Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced Presidio fungicide has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency for use on tobacco. This new label provides tobacco growers with a new tool for controlling two tough diseases like blank shank and blue mold.  ...More
  • Jan 22, 2015
    press release

    Trimble adds profit, loss feature to Connected Farm Solution with app

    Trimble will be adding a profit and loss reporting feature to its Connected Farm Field application—web-based field data management tool growers can use to manage field boundaries, task data, crop health maps and precipitation data. With the new feature, it is now possible for growers to analyze field profitability and make better financial decisions for their operations....More
  • Jan 22, 2015
    press release

    Precision Planting announces new insecticide control system

    A new insecticide control system by Precision Planting enables farmers to simplify their planter and achieve more precise control of insecticide on every portion of their fields.  “Farmers applying insecticide today calibrate their meter for a single speed. As operators speed up, slow down or plant around curves, the intended application rate is impossible to maintain.  And, as high-speed planting is now a reality with SpeedTube, the insecticide system needs to keep pace,” said Luke Stuber, vDrive Insecticide engineer. ...More
  • Jan 22, 2015
    press release

    FMC, Emerge Application Solutions commercialize 3RIVE 3D in-furrow system

    FMC Agricultural Solutions has partnered with Emerge Application Solutions, Owensboro, Ky., to commercialize the new 3RIVE 3D in-furrow crop protection delivery platform. The FMC patent-pending 3RIVE 3D technology integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase the number of acres planted in a day....More
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