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
The new BASF herbicide Armezon PRO has received full Environmental Protection Agency registration for use on all types of corn.
Armezon PRO provides long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. BASF says the herbicide has a wide application window and low use rate, resulting in time, storage, and money savings....More
AGCO Corporation will relocate its Stockton, Calif. Parts Distribution Center (PDC) to Visalia, Calif. The expanded new facility will provide multiple benefits to the company's West Coast dealer network.
AGCO’s new Visalia PDC will provide improved shipping times to western regional customers and dealers, including improvements for those who will receive expedited, next-day delivery....More
The BiG Pack 870 High Speed HDP is the newest large square baler with Krone’s unique MultiBale technology. The baler produces 2’7” x 2’3” bales with the ability to tie up to eight small bales within one large bale.
The BiG Pack 870 HS HDP has been engineered for producers searching for the capacity and efficiency of a large square baler, while offering a product that may replace small square balers and associated small square bale handling systems....More
For more than a decade scientists have been busy attempting to figure out what is killing off honeybees.
I have written about this topic more than once in this space so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to attend a workshop in early September at UC Davis dealing in pollinator health and colony collapse disorder (CCD), the label given to the mysterious deaths of honeybees....More
CLAAS has launched the largest tractor-mounted triple mower available with a conditioner.
Spanning 35-feet wide, the latest mower in the DISCO line can be ordered with a tine- or roller-conditioner. The conditioners decrease wilting and drying time enabling farmers to make effective use of narrow harvesting windows.
The new model features the industry’s most advanced cutterbar: MAX CUT which features a wave-shaped bed stamped from a single piece of steel....More
AGCO is offering improved speed and efficiency to operators with updates to its WR9800 Series SP Windrower and the 2200 Series large square baler.
The WR9800 Series now offers a RearSteer option which gives operators more on-road benefits including greater ease of transportation, best-in-class speed, and enhanced stability at higher speeds....More