Growers Urged to Diversify Weed Management

Lizzy Schultz

Low prices have many growers considering every opportunity to minimize production costs, but FMC’s message at the 2016 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) Convention was clear: Investing in a slightly more costly diversified weed control program is critical for preserving new herbicide tolerant trait technologies, such as the new Liberty post-emergence technology for Liberty Link soybeans. “Growers are under …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicides, NAFB

Valent Expands Grower Programs for 2017

Kelly Marshall

Valent U.S.A. is expanding its grower incentive and financing programs for 2017. Growers are now able to purchase 2017 crop solutions using the Multi-Use Account from John Deere Financial with no payments and no interest through March 31, 2017. The expansion adds seven products to the program, including Valent’s portfolio of preemergence and postemergence herbicides. At the National Association of …

Agribusiness, Audio, Financing, Herbicides, John Deere, NAFB

BASF Offers Zidua® PRO for Soybean Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers now have a new tool to control weeds in 2017. BASF’s Zidua® PRO (Premium Residual Option) herbicide is a new broad-spectrum product with powerful burndown and residual control that helps growers address the issue of weed resistance. After receiving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration earlier this year, Zidua PRO herbicide is now in market and available for …

BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Soybeans

Summit Agro Expands Mission Herbicide Label

Kelly Marshall

MISSION herbicide by Summit Agro has been approved as a tool for pre-emergence and post-emergence weed control for a new crop– almonds. “Grape, citrus, tree nut and conifer growers have increasingly taken advantage of the long-lasting residual weed control provided by MISSION since we first introduced the product in 2012” said Jon Forbis, Herbicide Marketing Manager. “We are pleased to …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, Weed control

EPA Atrazine Deadline Looms Large

Kelly Marshall

The deadline for the EPA Atrazine comment period is fast approaching.  For growers who haven’t done it yet, groups like the National Corn Grower Association and the Agriculture Retailers Association are encouraging farmers to express support for atrazine before October 5, 2016.  To make the process easy, both the NCGA website and the ARA website offer help sending an e-mail. “Atrazine is a safe and effective crop management …

Ag Group, ARA, EPA, Herbicides, NCGA

Ag Industry Meets with EPA On Pests and Weeds

Kelly Marshall

Last week the EPA met with members of the agriculture industry to discuss the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and its impact on the environment. The EPA is responsible for regulating the distribution, sale and use of pesticides under FIFRA. The organization will not allow the distribution or sale of a pesticide until it verifies that its use …

Ag Group, ASA, EPA, Herbicides, Insecticide

Valent Features Solutions at the #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Dawn Refsell is a field development manager for Valent.  At the 2016 Farm Progress Show she took time to talk to Chuck Zimmerman about whats happening in the world of crop protection. Valent is focused on a few new programs, Refsell explains.  One of those is seed treatments.  Their INTEGO SUITE soybean seed protectant launched just last year and is …

Agribusiness, Audio, Herbicides, Insecticide, Pesticides, seed

BASF Showcases Revysol®

Cindy Zimmerman

Earlier this year, BASF started the regulatory process in the European Union for a new active ingredient, Revysol® fungicide, which was showcased at the recent global media event in Germany. BASF Vice President Global Strategic Marketing Fungicides Rolf Reinecke and Technical Director Bill Clark provided an overview of the fungicide, part of the triazole (SBI) chemical class, which shows biological …

Audio, BASF, Herbicides

Raven Tests Sidekick Pro with Engenia Herbicide

Kelly Marshall

When Engenia™ herbicide receives regulatory approval, it is expected to have one of the most detailed labels ever for the application of a crop protection product and BASF has done extensive testing to determine the best methods of application. One product that has received the seal of approval is Raven’s Sidekick Pro™ direct injection system and company representative Denton Schwiesow …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Herbicides

NCGA Urges Comments on EPA Atrazine Findings

Kelly Marshall

It’s ironic, reports the National Corn Growers Association, that the EPA would be critical of a product that helps reduce erosion and runoff and protects our soil and water.  But the fact of the matter is that the EPA has released a risk assent for atrazine, effectively banning the product. NCGA First VP elect Kevin Skunes from North Dakota talked …

Ag Group, EPA, Farm Progress Show, Herbicides, NCGA