BASF Introduces Provisia Rice System

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, BASF, Rice, Weed control

BASF’s Provisia Rice System will offer growers post-emergent control of a variety of weeds, including acetolactate synthase (ALS) resistant grasses, weedy rice, and red rice. The new system has received EPA approval for the 2018 growing system. “The Provisia Rice System provides growers with a much-needed technology,” said Nick Fassler, Manager, Technical Marketing, BASF. “This system helps achieve more rotational … Read More

ASTA Hosts Meeting to Discuss Weed Issues

Kelly MarshallAg Group, ASTA, Weed control

Earlier this week members of grower groups, seed companies, and state officials were hosted by the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) at a meeting to find solutions for troublesome weeds like Palmer amaranth. Attendees exchanged ideas for both short- and long-term fixes and stressed the importance of following seed regulations when purchasing. “Weeds like Palmer amaranth move through many different … Read More

FMC Command® 3ME is #1 for Rice Growers

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Rice, Weed control

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve been on the marketplace for rice growers in the Delta region for 16 years now,” said Johnson during an interview at the 2017 Farm and Gin … Read More

BASF Invests in R&D

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, BASF, Herbicides, Weed control

The $270 million in capital improvements over the last three years make BASF‘s faculty in Beaumont, Texas their largest product facility in the company’s history– and the only plant in the U.S. manufacturing dicamba. BASF has also invested $290 million in eight of its other locations to provide solutions for growers, like the latest innovation, Engenia herbicide. The new herbicide is … Read More

FMC Receives Extended Approval for Topguard Terra

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Weed control

Ken Smith, FMC Technical Service Representative for Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma, says Topguard Terra fungicide is something cotton growers are going to adopt. At the recent Mid-South Farm and Gin Show he explained how the product controls cotton root rot, a problem that has plagued cotton growers in the southwest since it was brought into the country, comparing it … Read More

INNVICTIS Announces Soybean Herbicide

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Herbicides, Weed control

The EPA has granted registration for INNVICTIS CROP CARE, LLC‘s VANDAL MOC, a multi-mode of action soybean herbicide especially effective on glyphosate resistant weeds like waterhemp and palmar amaranth. It offers a flexible application window and a 45 to 60 day residual. It is labeled for pre-plant and pre-emerge and can be used on sunflowers or dry shelled peas as … Read More

Bayer Talks Future of Weed Control

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Audio, Bayer CropScience, Herbicides, Weed control

The continued prevalence of herbicide resistant weeds pose a significant threat to the future availability of many of the industry’s most important crop protection technologies, making the need to take a proactive approach to weed resistance more important than ever. David Tanner, Liberty Product Manager at Bayer, spoke during the 2016 Bayer AgVocacy Forum earlier this month about the current … Read More

FMC Invites Growers to PPO Resistance Webinar

Kelly MarshallFMC, Herbicides, webinar, Weed control

FMC is hosting a webinar to address the growing concern about PPO resistance and what growers can do to help prevent the loss of this herbicide technology. Dr. Aaron Hager, associate professor from the Department of Crop Sciences at University of Illinois and Nick Hustedde, FMC Technical Representative will cover why PPO resistance is a big issue, herbicide class diversity, … Read More

Syngenta IDs Strategies to Fight Weed Resistance

Kelly MarshallAudio, Syngenta, Weed control

Threat of resistant in weeds has Syngetna urging growers to start a management plan early in the season; in fact they’ve developed the Resistance Fighter program to provide education and local recommendations. Tillage programs, more modes of action and using the right herbicide at the right time are crucial, says Dane Bowers, a Syngenta herbicide technical product lead. Bowers states … Read More