Agrian has developed a feature in recommendation writing program which will support the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) requirement to restrict the time of year products designated as non-fumigant high volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can be applied.
Agrian users able to use the feature include those in the San Joaquin Valley counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, and Tulare, and the valley floor areas of Kern County....More
Syngenta has received EPA approval for its corn herbicide, Acuron. The first sales of the product to U.S. growers will take place this year.
Registration for Acuron in Arizona is expected in the 2015 fourth quarter.
In the United States, herbicide resistance, notably to glyphosate, is increasing with infestations of broadleaf weeds in corn up 50 percent in the past four years. Acuron has been shown to improve control of more than 70 weeds that are increasingly difficult for growers to manage, such as Palmer amaranth and giant ragweed....More
Excess sugars from insects are nothing new to the cotton industry. While it rarely occurs, the impact can threaten economic viability and product reliability across the fiber chain.
Most cotton growers and pest managers perform yeoman’s work to prevent high sugar levels. Yet, it can take just one or two people not quite thorough enough in cotton management to result in a problem issue and possibly create problems for many people across a cotton-growing region....More
More than 15 anti-pesticide bills were introduced this season in the Hawaii Legislature that would put unprecedented restrictions on larger agriculture entities and their use of pesticides. All of the proposed legislation has died for this year...More
Yara North America, Inc. has introduced the new fertilizer coating YaraVita Procote, oil-based micronutrient liquid suspensions which evenly coat each fertilizer granule.
Procote will be available in the elements zinc, copper, manganese, boron, and in combinations.
The product will be distributed in the U.S. by Nachurs Alpine Solutions....More
AgJunction Inc. has agreed to acquire Novariant Inc. through a merger transaction.
Combined, the two companies will establish a preeminent position in automated steering and machine control technologies worldwide, combining product portfolios and leveraging industry-leading intellectual property.
Specifically, Novariant and AgJunction will be better positioned to achieve market objectives through leveraging:
• A larger presence with more resources
• A broader OEM partner list...More
Westbridge Agricultural Products (WAP) says the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved its new Suppress Herbicide EC for use in the Golden State.
According to Westbridge, Suppress Herbicide EC is an effective new tool for organic growers. It is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, plus non-selective weed control for use in and around all food and non-food crops....More
The 2015 Southwest Ag Summit is underway in Yuma, Ariz thisa week with about 900 folks are gathered to glean information on winter vegetables and other crops grown in the low desert farming regions in Arizona and California.
The summit opened with a field demonstrations with a wide variety of equipemtn and technology...from mechanized lettuce thinners to drone use in agriculture.
Enjoy these photos and informational cutlines.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife is launching a campaign to restore habitat for monarch butterflies. But its one year review of the monarch for Endangered Species Act status has agricultural interests concerned....More
Just type in the phrase ‘2015 World Ag Expo’ in your Smartphone app store, download the program, and you’ll have the best technology at your fingertips to help create a more successful World Expo experience....More
The H.J. Baker Company has released Tiger XP, a new sulphur-bentonite fertilizer with a propriety activator which the company says provides farmers with a well-balanced nutrient replacement program.
The timely application of new TIGER XP can address early season soil sulphate deficiencies with more plant available sulphate during critical early growth stages. It offers higher sulphate levels throughout the entire growing season.
H.J. Baker says Tiger XP can help growers achieve a balanced soil fertility program to help improve yields....More
Bayer CropScience (Bayer) has announced that its Sivanto insecticide received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be available for the 2015 growing season.
Sivanto precisely targets key damaging pests at multiple insect life stages and delivers the rapid knockdown of sucking pests while helping safeguard beneficial insects. This helps to prevent damage to plants and help minimize the spread of diseases from insect carriers....More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved label expansion for the miticides Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC from Agriphar Crop Solutions (ACS) to include approved product use on more fruiting vegetables, pome fruit, and regional timothy forage and grass hay grown for horses.
Acramite 50WS and Acramite 4SC are now labeled for use in the fruiting vegetable group 8-10 including eggplant, ground cherry, okra, peppers, tomatoes, tomatillo, and more; plus in the pome fruit Group 11-10 including apples, pears, quince, and others....More