Cheminova announces the launch of Bestow herbicide which provides control of numerous grassy and broadleaf weeds, including foxtail, lambsquarters, pigweed, smartweed, and woolly cupgrass, in field corn.
Bestow can be used as a fallow treatment in the spring or fall when the majority of weeds have emerged and are actively growing.
The new herbicide can be applied pre-emergence and post-emergence in field corn....More
Terry Stark, who has guided the California Association of Pest Control Advisors over the last decade, plans to retire Dec. 31 and return to his home state of Texas with his wife Sylvia.
Stark's lessons learned in the Marines and politics primed him to lead CAPCA at the right time. He leaves CAPCA as a stronger and more influential organization, according to those who have worked with him.
Compass Minerals, a leading producer of specialty potash fertilizer in North America, introduces Protassium+, the company’s newly branded sulfate of potash, also known as K2SO4.
Protassium+ is a premium, high-quality source of potassium with sulfate sulfur which provides good superior plant and crop nutrition which top growers demand. ...More
Bayer CropScience sees positive long-term market development in North America and is committing significant resources to spur the additional growth.
The company sees future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers for improved seeds and innovative crop protection products.
Bayer CropScience seeks to better leverage its full research and development capabilities by consolidating and expanding its global research and development organization, including a new site in West Sacramento, Calif. which opened in early September....More
Sept. 2 was a great day for California agriculture and a major migraine headache producer for the anti-pesticide crowd.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced that once again that the vast majority of produce the public agency tested in 2013 had little or no detectable pesticide residues and…posed no health risks to the public.
Let’s relish those last seven words – “posed no health risks to the public” – magic words in farm speak....More
Within the next decade, the results of traditional and laboratory research could begin to remove one of the most ferocious disease threats to California’s grape industry - Pierce’s disease - vectored by the glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) pest.
“We are almost there in bringing to market the first round of solutions for the Pierce’s disease problem,” said Robert Wynn, statewide coordinator for the Pierce’s Disease Control Program administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)....More
BASF has announced the maximum residue limits (MRLs) established by the European Commission for Sharpen herbicide in the European Union.
Growers of field peas, dry beans, and soybeans have an expanded tool for harvest aid and desiccation due to the newly established MRLs.
The timing of this announcement means growers can incorporate Sharpen herbicide as a harvest aid or desiccant in the 2014 season. Sharpen herbicide provides leaf, pod, and stem desiccation for improved time management and harvest efficiency....More
Nichino America, Inc. has acquired sole U.S. distribution rights of the Strada rice herbicide portfolio. Strada products provide rice producers four options to tailor specific weed management needs.
Among the offerings are Strada WG, Strada CA, Strada Pro, and Strada XT2. Strada WG and CA contain the active ingredient Orthosulfamuron, while Strada Pro and Strada XT2 are blends with Halosulfuron and Quinclorac respectively....More
The new continuing education course – The ABCs of MRLs – sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection and development by Penton Ag outlines the maximum residue (pesticide) level issue and how to find information on compliance with regulations established by 150 of America’s trading partners....More
Gowan Company, LLC has announced that its product Captiva, a natural repellent bio-insecticide, has received federal registration from the EPA.
Captiva controls thrips and spider mites and will be sold into a wide variety of specialty crop segments.
The registration represents a significant milestone as Captiva is the first product from Gowan’s distribution partnership pipeline with Ecoflora Agro to receive EPA registration....More
While it’s only summertime, all I want for Christmas is the new Aero-X hoverbike. It’s not too early to add this aerial hoverbike to my Christmas list for 2017 – the predicted delivery year.
Co-worker Baker Patton at the Farm Press head office in Clarksdale, Miss. sent me a link on the Aero-X. After surfing the website – and watching a real person flying the aircraft – my mouth is drooling. It’s time to mop up the floor....More
BASF has announced that its Nealta miticide – which provides mite control at all life stages - has received full, unconditional registration from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Nealta is labeled for use on almonds, pistachios, grapes, strawberries, apples, and pears.
The product provides growers with a miticide which can be used as part of an effective integrated pest management program.
Nealta has a unique site of action not found in any other miticide in the U.S....More
DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and key European countries.
The agreement will allow seamless interface of data and farm management information between AGCO equipment and Encirca services, the new whole-farm decision solutions offering from Pioneer designed to help growers improve productivity and profitability. ...More