FMC Talks Weed Technologies at #NFMS17

Kelly Marshall

Technologies used to control weeds today took perhaps decades to come online, Nick Hustedde of FMC told Chuck Zimmerman at the National Farm Machinery Show. That’s why it’s so important to preserve what we have and make it last as long as we can; looking down the line the technologies available to us today will need to last for the …

Audio, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Weed control

Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan Unveiled

Kelly Marshall

The Iowa Pest Resistance Management Plan has been released at www.ProtectIowaCrops.org, thanks to the collaboration of a broad cross-section of the Iowa agriculture industry. The plan offers farmers information about technology and tools like pesticides, seed treatments and biotech products and native traits to provide holistic, integrated management solutions for insects, weeds and disease. “This plan brought together a broad …

Ag Group, Insect Control, Pesticides, Weed control

Worried About Weeds?

Kelly Marshall

The factors involved in weed resistance can be complex. That’s why BASF is sponsoring the Growing for Tomorrow weed resistance management webinar next Wednesday, February 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. CST. Technical Marketing Manger, Chad Asmus from BASF and Professor and Extension Weed Specialist, Dr. Eric Prostko from the University of Georgia will be discussing issues of weed resistance, …

webinar, Weed control

EPA Approves BASF Engenia

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF announced this week that Engenia™ herbicide has received registration for use in the United States in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. “Soybean and cotton growers now have a new tool at their disposal to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, U.S. Crop, BASF. “Engenia herbicide is our most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops. It’s a …

BASF, Weed control

Liquid Formulation Valor EZ Herbicide For 2017

Kelly Marshall

Valent U.S.A Corporation‘s leading herbicide, Valor EZ, will be available for the next growing season in a liquid formulation.  Valor EZ Herbicide1 is easy to mix, with in-tank suspension properties making it the perfect partner for Roundup Ready Xtend. “The liquid formulation of Valor EZ makes the mixing process easier and more effective for growers and applicators by eliminating the pre-slurry …

Agribusiness, Herbicides, Weed control

BASF Engenia Close to Approval

Cindy Zimmerman

Reporters at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting were eager to find out more from BASF about when Engenia™ herbicide will be registered for use. “We’re expecting registration of Engenia herbicide within weeks and growers will have it in time for the 2017 growing season,” said BASF Technical Marketing Manager Chad Asmus. Engenia™ herbicide is a technologically advanced dicamba …

Audio, BASF, Weed control

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

Experiments Show Spray Drift Damages Grapes

Kelly Marshall

The Weed Technology journal recently published results showing that herbicide spray drift from 2,4-D and dicamba can severely damage wine grapes near agronomic crops. With the increased use of these products on glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds like Palmar amaranth and horseweed, grape growers are becoming more and more concerned about crop loss from drift. Researchers from Ohio State University ran test …

Ag Group, Spraying, Weed control

Wipe Out Weeds with Bayer at the #FarmProgressShow

Kelly Marshall

Jody Wynia’s job as a Marketing Manger for corn at Bayer means he is looking for ways to help growers defeat weeds with confidence.  It’s why the company has launched their W.O.W program- Wipe Out Weeds, with seven proven products covering a wide variety of application windows and price points. Making sure corn growers remain profitable and weed-free in a …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Farm Progress Show, Weed control

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