Bayer Hosts Field Day in Dekalb

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Farmers and retailers gathered near Dekalb, Illinois on Tuesday for the Bayer Innovation Plus Tour. Bayer Technical Development Rep Daren Bohannan says the event focused on corn and soybeans and included presentations on disease observations, selective corn herbicide trials, Balance GT soybeans, ILeVO Seed treatment & PPO Herbicides, Liberty weed control, new Credenz products and more. “We got planted late …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Bayer, Crop Protection, Soybean

Dicamba Concerns Prompt State Actions

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On the heels of Arkansas, Missouri has issued a pause on sale, use, and removal of all products labeled for agricultural use that contain dicamba. As of today, Monday, July 10th, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has had 145 pesticide drift complaints. Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn said, “We want to protect farmers and their livelihoods. At the same …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Soybean

Clariant Ups R&D Support for Agriculture

kelly marshall

Clariant is excited to announce their new greenhouse at Clariant Innovation Center (CIC) opened earlier this week. The state-of-the-art greenhouse will offer R&D for crop protection and managment, along with yield-enhancement solutions. The 400sqm greenhouse offers smart simulation of environmental conditions such as humidity, light, rainfall and temperature, creating a proper climate for testing to supplement Clariant’s existing laboratory testing …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Clariant, Crop Protection

MagGrow Brings Innovation to Crop Protection

kelly marshall

After three years of developing products, founding member and CEO of MagGrow, Gary Wickham became part of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator just as they were ready to bring their solutions to growers. It was Wickham’s brother who discovered the need that was the mother of this invention. While working in Florida he saw serious flaws with pesticide spray. As a …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, Alltech, Audio, Crop Protection

Syngenta Receives EPA Registration for Fortenza

Kelly Marshall

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Syngenta‘s Fortenza® seed treatment insecticide for use on corn and cotton. Growers in areas with cutworm history, along with other pests like fall army worm, white grub, seadcorn maggot and wireworm, will be able to provide early-season protection with the active ingredient, cyantraniliprole. Fortenza is labeled to protect against insects above- and below-ground …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Insecticide, Syngenta

Isagro USA Focuses on Bio-Solutions

Kelly Marshall

Isagro USA, Inc. is taking this year to focusing on a bio-solutions portfolio for growers looking for bio-based and organic food production solutions. In 2006 the company purchased select products, and then followed a distribution agreement in 2013 for select tetraconazole and copper-based products. Now they’re building on this success by bringing products to the bio-friendly crop protection and nutrition products. “Building …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Organic

FarmTrade Reports Brisk Sales Activity

Kelly Marshall

FarmTrade.com is a service that allows members to view price ranges for eighty of the most highly traded active ingredients (AI) and their equivalents. Membership is free and the site is is seeing brisk business this season. “A customer bought $30,000 worth of chemicals recently and told us the best quote he had received on the same package of products …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Website

FMC Plans to Acquire DuPont Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

In an early morning call FMC and DuPont made a major announcement: FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement for FMC to acquire the portion of DuPont’s Crop Protection business it must divest to comply with the European Commission ruling related to its merger with The Dow Chemical Company. Additionally, DuPont …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Dupont Crop Protection, FMC

Bayer/Monsanto Talk About the Future from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

Adrian Percy, head of research and development at Bayer CropScience, and Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer held an informal press conferene at Commodity Classic to discuss the proposed nuptials of their companies. Both Percy and Fraley spoke highly of Monsanto’s seeds and traits and Bayer’s chemistry, but took pains to point out how much better they will be when …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Monsanto, seed

Bayer’s Outlook on Industry, Monsanto Acquisition

Jamie Johansen

When it comes to scientific innovation, Bayer has a longstanding reputation as a leader in the development of breakthrough technologies. New innovations, developments, and changes are always on the horizon for Bayer, and the company’s dynamic outlook was discussed during the 2017 Bayer AgVocacy Forum in a presentation from Dr. Adrian Percy, Bayer’s global head of research & development and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, Monsanto