John Deere’s New Nozzles Get the Job Done

Kelly Marshall

Lydia Thomas is a Product Manger for John Deere, and she’s just the person to talk to if you’re wanting information about John Deere’s new exact apply intelligent nozzle system. I caught up with her at the Farm Progress Show to hear how John Deere has brought a new approach to their traditional sprayer, adding industry exclusives that help growers …

Agribusiness, Audio, Farm Progress Show, John Deere, Spraying

ET Apache Sprayers Get An Upgrade

Kelly Marshall

The Apache sprayers saw some pretty great upgrades in 2016, but they’re not done yet.  The 2017 model offers growers enhanced durability, simpler operation and great precision application to take farming to the next level. Apache spray booms will now come standard with leak-proof, quick-service Banjo boom manifold fittings, Hypro nozzle bodies and an option for stainless steel boom plumbing. …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Spraying

Case IH Introduces AIM Command FLEX Advanced Spray Tech

Kelly Marshall

Case IH is bringing the new AIM Command FLEX advanced spray technology for greater application accuracy to their lineup.  They’ll also be celebrating this achievement and the many others in the past 25 years of sprayer leadership with an anniversary model of the Patriot. The AIM Command FLEX offers operators consistent, flexible and accurate application.  Regardless of speed or terrain the …

Agribusiness, Case IH, Crop Protection, Spraying

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

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

CNH Inks Distribution Deal with Miller Sprayers

Joanna Schroeder

CNH Industrial has announced a new distribution channel for its Miller branded high-clearance sprayers in the U.S. through its Case IH Application Equipment distributors. The company says the deal builds upon CNH Industrial’s acquisition of precision spraying equipment manufacturer Miller and responds to commercial market growth for self-propelled sprayers. The expansion establishes a new distribution channel to serve customers and …

Case IH, Equipment, New Holland, Spraying

EPA Team Experiences Spray Drift Equipment in Action

Joanna Schroeder

What better way to learn about new tools and emerging technology than to see it in action? Nothing according to dozens of U.S. EPA staff who recently had the opportunity to visit a working research farm in Queenstown, Maryland. During the event, EPA team members watched, learned and participated in demonstrations of the latest sprayers and pieces of equipment. Organized …

AEM, ARA, Equipment, Spraying, Video

Elevore from Dow AgroSciences Offers New Active Ingredient

Kelly Marshall

This time of year finds many growers struggling with unwelcome weeds and glyphosate resistant marestail, chickweed and henbit are nothing new to growers in the midwest.  Dow AgroSciences says they may just have the solution. Elevore, an herbicide currently pending registration, may offer control of many glyphostae and ALS-resistant weeds as part of a burndown program.  The new product containsArylex …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroSciences, Herbicides, Spraying, Weed control

Precision Laboratories Launches Intact

Lizzy Schultz

Precision Laboratories has announced the launch of Intact, a new product specifically designed for the applicator who wants to optimize the performance of dicamba-based herbicides to fight weed resistance. Intact is a foliar retention agent and deposition aid, and features an optimized formulation of proven hydroxypropyl guar (HPG) polymer technology. This optimized formulation helps to maximize drift control for a …

Ag Group, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Pesticides, Precision Labs, Spraying

Nutrient Application Products Available at John Deere

Kelly Marshall

John Deere dealers in North America will now sell and support the nutrient application products 360 Y-DROP and 360 UNDERCOVER.  The announcement came this week after an agreement between Deere & Company and 360 Yield Center. “This innovative application technology from 360 Yield Center,” says John May, president, agricultural solutions and chief information officer, John Deere, “helps to improve timing …

Agribusiness, John Deere, Nutrient Management, Spraying