BASF Offers New Trait System in Credenz Varieties

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A new herbicide trait system in soybeans from BASF will offer flexibility and yield advantages to growers in 2019. LibertyLink GT27 will be available in 13 different Credenz soybean varieties, said Marc Hoobler, BASF Soybean Agronomy Lead. “Yield is probably the most important thing that growers look for,” said Hoobler. “We’re seeing a yield advantage from two to four bushels …

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USDA Under Secretary Northey at #ARA2018

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Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service Bill Northey discussed trade and a 2018 farm bill, among other topics, during a visit to the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association convention this week in Boca Raton, Florida. “I’m very hopeful,” said Northey about getting a farm bill by the end of the year, especially after word Thursday from House and Senate …

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ARA Lifetime Award Goes to Yargus

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The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) presented Larry Yargus with its highest individual honor this year, the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1992, Yargus acquired Layco, the company his father Lloyd Allen Yargus founded, and led the company’s transition to Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. “Not only has Larry led his family business to major success, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, …

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Expanding the Seed Treatment Approach

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Bayer’s Acceleron Seed Applied Solutions Group wants to take farmers beyond the traditional approach to using seed treatments, which usually includes only fungicide and insecticide products. “Within Acceleron, we think we can really elevate from that two-part approach to a more holistic, more complete four-part approach,” said AJ Hohmann, U.S. Marketing Manager for the Acceleron group. “Obviously, we’ve got fungicides …

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Deere Helps Farmers Manage Data

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The newest equipment from John Deere comes to farmers with some technology components that are now standard, making it easier for growers to collect, analyze and use available data. “Out of the box, so to speak, they can really engage with precision ag with guidance and with documentation,” said John Mishler, product specialist with John Deere. “It really comes back …

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Smooth Transition to Bayer for Channel Seed Brand

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The move to Bayer has been seamless for the Channel Seed Brand and its seedsmen, according to Brock Helgerson, Channel Brand marketing lead. “We launched a new tool this summer that our Channel seedsmen utilized as they conducted their field checkup series throughout the summer. It really allowed them to utilize the technology in Climate FieldView to make sure that …

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Leaf Spot is FMC Disease of the Year

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If there were an award for crop disease of the year, it would be a tie between two types of leaf spot this year, according to FMC Technical Service Rep Nick Hustedde. “In corn, we’ve had a tremendous amount of grey leaf spot…in soybeans, it seems like frogeye leaf spot’s the clear winner,” said Hustedde, adding that both are caused …

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Enogen Means Energy for Feed and Fuel

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The same trait that makes Enogen corn hybrids great for ethanol production is also good for livestock feed. The higher levels of the alpha-amylase enzyme in these hybrids help break down sugar into energy more efficiently which benefits both ethanol producers and cattle. “The Enogen technology and how it gains efficiencies and makes the ethanol plant money is similar in …

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Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 Boosts Yields Again

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BASF looks to bring even more yield to growers with Poncho® /VOTiVO® 2.0, adding a third mode of action to a trusted family of products. Since Poncho came on the scene in 2004, followed by Poncho/VOTiVO in 2011, the products have been providing secondary insect protection and yield boosts to growers. The newest product brings even more advantages, said Kerry …

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