Dow AgroSciences has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Department of Pesticide Regulation approval for Kerb SC herbicide use in leaf lettuce.
“This is an incredibly important new label for leaf lettuce growers,” says Jesse Richardson, Dow AgroSciences field scientist for southern California and Arizona.
“No other herbicide controls as many weeds in lettuce as Kerb.”...More
Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation, has introduced the 5700SL Series mid-range tractors which build upon the Massey Ferguson 5600 Series reputation for versatility and reliability.
All three new models are equipped to work in compact spaces and offer the power, maneuverability, comfort, and performance needed for efficient loader work, hay production, and general on-the-farm use....More
The 2016 World Ag Expo, under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70s, drew large crowds seeking the latest and greatest innovations in the business of agriculture.
Foremost on the minds of farmers and ranchers was finding the best tools to make their operations more efficient leading to increased profitability.
About 1,600 exhibitors shared their wares with potential customers who were there to see first hand the products which could fit their operations.
Enjoy these photos at World Ag Expo, courtesy of Western Farm Press.
Hesston by Massey Ferguson, the hay equipment brand of AGCO Corporation, will complete the production of its 100,000th windrower in March in Hesston, Kan.
The landmark achievement will be celebrated in Hesston on March 29.
The 70-year-old Hesston by Massey Ferguson brand is a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, well known for its high quality haymaking equipment since 1947. ...More
At 9 a.m. this Tuesday morning (Feb. 9), the gates to World Ag Expo - the world’s largest annual exposition - will open to welcome a potential crowd of 100,000 attendees over the farm show’s three-day run at the International Agri-Center (IAC) in Tulare, Calif.
While it appears Mother Nature will put smiles on the faces of exhibitors and attendees with sunny to partly cloudy skies in the forecast, it still might be a good idea to throw a poncho and boots in the truck, as attendees at previous farm shows can attest....More
Raven Industries’ Applied Technology Division has announced ground-breaking new enhancements to its innovative Hawkeye Nozzle Control System. The enhancements include virtual section capability, Sidekick Pro direct injection compatibility, new sprayer kits, and Hawkeye HD – individual nozzle on/off.
MapShots, Inc. and Trimble have announced a new integration that allows users of MapShots’ signature AgStudio software platform to read as-applied maps and production data from Trimble’s Connected Farm solution.
Previously, AgStudio software users could only read harvest data from the Connected Farm solution.
Now, subscriptions to AgStudio software can communicate with Trimble field devices and wirelessly transfer field data, as-applied maps and production data from planters, spreaders and sprayers, plus combines for harvest data....More
As farm show veterans can attest, one of the oldest questions about the annual World Ag Expo, held in Tulare, Calif. each February, is will it rain? With the current El Niño weather pattern, it just might be a good year to pack the boots and a poncho just in case....More
Custom tailored to professional hay and forage operations, Krone’s new generation of Swadro rotary rakes include the Swadro Trailed Center (TC) and the Swadro Trailed Side (TS) models.
The new rotary rakes are ideal for medium-to-large dry hay or silage producers who require even and consistent windrows....More
John Deere is offering a new special edition Gator utility vehicle geared towards crop and livestock producers who work long days and nights, and require additional storage to keep tools organized and easily accessible.
The XUV 825i Special Edition Gator features two integrated cargo tool boxes ideal for carrying tools or supplies, plus LED roof lights for added visibility....More
On Dec. 11, Dow and DuPont announced an all-stock merger that will create a new $130 billion company called DowDuPont.
The joining of two of the oldest and biggest U.S. chemical producers will draw regulatory scrutiny. But according to a Reuters report, the two companies have agreed to merge but also plan to divide assets soon after into three divisions: agriculture, materials and specialty products. This division could ease the regulatory challenges....More
Plant pathogens are similar to other living organisms since they contain a degree of genetic variability within their genes that govern physical structure and internal biochemical activities.
Any selection pressure imposed on a population of an organism can result in visible and invisible changes within the population.
Selective breeding is a tool used to express the genetic diversity within a population of an organism, as demonstrated by the proliferation of dog breeds or varieties of agricultural crops when compared to original ancestral forms....More
Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced a label addition for PH-D Fungicide – chemigation on carrots in California.
PH-D is a broad-spectrum fungicide that controls a wide range of fungi, including alternaria, early blight, botrytis, and powdery mildew.
The company says California growers will welcome the use of PH-D through chemigation for carrots....More
Ruthann Anderson will assume the helm as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Anderson current serves as CAPCA’s director of development.
According to a statement, CAPCA’s Executive Committee believes Anderson is the right fit to move CAPCA forward based on her knowledge and experience....More
Krone is expanding the company’s line of forage harvesters with four new models of the BiG X. The models include the BiG X 480, 530, 580, and 630 with 489, 523, 585 and 617 horsepower respectively.
The exterior of the new Krone models have been completely redesigned in order to increase visibility and function. The sloped body and low rear end allow the operator to easily see behind and to the side. ...More
You may be aware that the registration of sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in the Sequoia and Transform insecticides, was recently cancelled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
On Nov 12, EPA issued a cancellation order for sulfoxaflor products resulting from a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that vacated the product registration. ...More
It was made abundantly clear during my association’s recent annual meeting just how important science is to countering an alarming growth of anti-science sentiment engulfing the social fabric of our nation.
I would like to open with some prophetic words from one of my favorite scientists, the late Carl Sagan....More