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

Comment Deadline on Sulfonylureas Approaching

Cindy Zimmerman

September 12 is the deadline for public comment to the EPA on a Proposed Interim Decision (PID) for regulating the class of herbicides known as sulfonylureas. The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) is urging farmers and other stakeholders to provide comments on the class of herbicides currently used on millions of acres in the United States. Using the most conservative models …

ARA, EPA, Herbicides

LibertyLink® Acres Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer Liberty® herbicide has been around now for nearly three decades but the increasing need for solutions to control resistant weeds has made it more popular than ever. “Liberty was first introduced back in the late ’90s,” said Rob Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead for corn and soy. “In the last couple of years, Liberty has really come of age, …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Herbicides

EPA Atrazine Decision Could Costs Farmers Billions

Kelly Marshall

The EPA’s latest decision on atrazine is estimated to cost the agriculture industry $2.5 billion in yield losses and input costs.  Farm groups are pushing back, saying the current economic state of the ag community is already in a decline. “Farmers cannot afford to lose access to atrazine,” said Wesley Spurlock, a farmer from Stratford, Texas, and First Vice President …

Ag Group, EPA, Herbicides, Weed control

Enlist Cotton Has Full Export Approval

Kelly Marshall

Enlist Cotton Traits have full export approval for 2017, meaning U.S. cotton growers can plant varieties with confidence in the coming year.  The approval also means growers will have access to the most advanced weed control technology available. “This is a great step forward for cotton growers and the Enlist weed control system,” says John Chase, Dow AgroSciences, Enlist commercial …

Agribusiness, Cotton, Herbicides, Weed control

FMC Expands Corn Division

Kelly Marshall

Perhaps when you think of FMC you think of soybeans- but that is changing, says Chris Reat, Corn Product Manger.  At the recent Ag Media Summit in St. Louis, Missouri Reat told AgWired they’re expanding their corn sector with a full range of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. When asked about corn crops for this year Reat’s advice was not to …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, FMC, Fungicides, Herbicides, Insecticide

Nufarm Launches Herbicide for Broadleaf Weed Control

Kelly Marshall

Scorch is the new broadleaf herbicide from Nufarm.  It contains three active ingredients desinged for use on glyphosate-resistand and dicamba-tolerant weeds, as well as control of more than 60 annual and 50 biannual/perennial weeds like ragweed, water hemp, marestail, lambsquarters and Palmer amaranth. It is register for use on cereal grains, fallow, field corn, sorghum, range and pasture and more. …

Agribusiness, Herbicides

West Central Distribution Releases New Elite Adjuvants

Joanna Schroeder

West Central Distribution has a new line of Elite adjuvants: Veracity Elite, Jackhammer Elite and Cerium Elite. The line was designed to work alongside new herbicide technologies including dicamba and 2,4-D tolerance are introduced, the company says there is a need for new adjuvants to work with them, especially since many of them are not compatible with those that contain …

Fungicides, Herbicides, Pesticides, Spraying

Arkema’s Paladin Soil Fumigant Receives @EPA Approval

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the label for Arkema’s Paladin soil fumigant blend of Paladin and chloropicrin. According to the company, users of Paladin PIC-21 no longer need to reference two labels to determine the appropriate action to comply with both labels. The new label will provide clearly stated restrictions on things such as personal protective equipment, …

Crop Protection, Herbicides, Pesticides

LIFT Summit Features In-Furrow Technology

Joanna Schroeder

Dr. Fred Below, professor of plant physiology at the University of Illinois, was one of several experts showcasing technologies, such as In-Furrow Technology (LIFT), that can close the corn yield gap and maximize nutrient availability all while providing sustainable practices. The LIFT Summit, held last month in Bloomington, Minnesota, showcased in-furrow and foliar technologies, new herbicides and crop protection strategies. …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Spraying