Growers Urged to Comment on Pyrethroids

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

Audio, EPA, FMC, Insecticide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Camso Brings CTS Up to Speed at #NFMS17

Cindy Zimmerman

Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

Audio, Equipment, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

AEM to Help Manage NFMS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers joined with the Kentucky State Fair Board on the first day of the National Farm Machinery Show for a big announcement. Kentucky State Fair Board CEO Jason Rittenberry and AEM President Dennis Slater signed an agreement during the opening of the 52nd annual show in Louisville that AEM will assist with management and co-production of …

AEM, Audio, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

#NFMS17 Kicks off Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Greetings from Louisville and the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show! Steve Kelly with the Kentucky Exposition Center says they have filled 1.2 million square feet of space under roof and there’s enough demand to sell almost that much more for this largest indoor farm show in America. They have made a few significant changes in the show which allows for …

Audio, Equipment, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Nearly 300,000 Attend #NFMS16

Jamie Johansen

The National Farm Machinery Show continues to be one of the largest-attended events at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Held Feb. 10 – 13 this year, attendees, exhibitors and agribusiness professionals totaled 295,258. Our team has brought you audio and photos from the event and want to once again thank our sponsors New Holland Agriculture and FMC. You can find our …

Agribusiness, Audio, Events, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, New Holland, NFMS

FMC in the Biologicals Market

Cindy Zimmerman

Biological controls are the new frontier in crop protection and FMC Corporation has made a strong commitment to expand its portfolio in that arena. “We’ve got a number of projects in play right now that are biological controls,” said FMC portfolio manager Rick Ekins at the National Farm Machinery Show. “This is about expanding the level of control, it’s about …

Audio, biologicals, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

Managing Weeds with FMC Authority and Anthem

Cindy Zimmerman

Managing weed resistance gets more important every year for farmers and one of the best ways to get a jump on problem weeds is starting with a clean field, which is where FMC Anthem® and Authority® preemergence herbicides. FMC soybean product manager Flavio Centola says they now have six different Authority formulations. “We have a good formulation for every situation, …

Audio, Bayer CropScience, FMC, Herbicides, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Weed control

Valley Irrigation – Tech & Support Update

Jamie Johansen

The worry of flat tires in the field are over thanks to Valley Irrigation. The Valley® Revolution™ airless tire utilizes technology eliminating those flats at the center pivot. While at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS), Jim Winders, territory manager for Valley, explained. “Valley has designed an airless aperture style tire. There are plastic tires. There are steel tires …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dealers, Equipment, Irrigation, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, water

Monitoring Irrigation Remotely Saves Money

Taylor Truckey

AgSense, a web-based service that offers remote irrigation and pivot monitoring, continues to add value for customers. Tanner Oliphant, with AgSense, shared the latest with AgWired while at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. AgSense added a new product this year that integrates specifically with Valley digital panels into their product line. Remote monitoring allows customers to see where …

Agribusiness, Audio, Irrigation, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Water Management

Equipment Records Easier With TractorPal

Taylor Truckey

AgWired spoke with the creators of TractorPal, Keith King and Erik Schlimmer, while at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. TractorPal is a mobile app that serves as an inventory record keeper for equipment on your farm. It takes that old notebook you have laying around the shop to track maintenance in and puts it in the palm of …

Agribusiness, Apps, Equipment, Machinery, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Tractor