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
AGCO Corporation has unveiled its new Fendt 500 Vario tractor featuring high performance and compact design in the 110-150 horsepower range.
The company says the Fendt 500 Vario tractor is designed to meet the needs of operators who increasingly demand more with less. The tractor is versatile enough for a wide range of applications work, from light chores to fieldwork....More
The new 660-gallon-capacity Patriot 2250 sprayer from Case IH features best-in-class horsepower along with the fuel efficiency that comes with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)-only emissions technology.
Rough fields and rolling terrain can test the limits of application equipment, the company says. The Patriot 2250 sprayer is designed with the increased power, torque, and capacities needed to push through those limits and cover more acres, more efficiently every day....More
Massey Ferguson has introduced its new 2700E Series of utility tractors.
The company says these easy-to-use tractors provide customers a great value to complete almost every job. The tractors are ideal for loader work, hay work, mowing, and other applications.
Two models are available in the series - the MF2705E (49 engine HP) and the MF2706E (57 engine HP). These tractors are also offered with two transmission choices, 4-wheel drive, and five-year power train warranty coverage....More
Tractors have been getting bigger as farmers try to become more efficient to save labor and fuel. But way bigger is not always better, according to the designers at New Holland.
For 2016, New Holland is introducing the T7 Heavy Duty tractor with two models – the T7.290 and the T7.315. The numbering system reflects the engine horsepower, which is ample, but both have a shorter frame....More
The T. G. Schmeiser Company has acquired the Smart-Till product line from HCC, Inc.. The purchase includes the assets and trade names associated with the Smart-Till product line and its associated parts and components.
Over the next weeks, all manufacturing and administration operations will be shifted from Illinois to the newly constructed Schmeiser manufacturing facility in Selma, Calif....More
Since the bagrada bug became established in low desert winter vegetable production in 2010, growers and pest control advisers have quickly found that preventing excessive feeding damage on newly-established crops is critical to the economics of broccoli production.
Local surveys have estimated that the invasive stink bug annually infests more than 80 percent of the acreage in Arizona and southern California, resulting on average in more than 10 percent stand losses and plant injury to direct-seeded broccoli crops....More
Nufarm announces the new Panther SC herbicide, the first liquid formulation of flumioxazin available in the U.S.
Panther SC is a broad-spectrum broadleaf herbicide option for corn, soybean, cotton, and peanut growers. It provides residual control of tough broadleaf weeds including marestail, Palmer amaranth, kochia, and waterhemp.
Panther acts quickly on tough weeds and the new liquid formulation makes mixing and loading faster and easier....More
Raven Industries has enhanced its line of high speed modems with the release of the new Slingshot Field Hub 2.0.
The Slingshot Field Hub 2.0 will enhance Raven’s product and service offering, including improvements in over-the-air update capability, remote support, and data transfer between field-deployed hardware and the office....More
Case IH recently introduced Precision Air 5 series air carts designed to get more from the plant’s potential through highly accurate seed and fertilizer placement.
The air carts boost capacity and use AccuSection section control technology to help producers do more work in less time - and seed with more confidence.
The 5 series’ modular metering control system provides accuracy of seed and fertilizer placement. The AccuSection technology uses individual electronic meter drives to provide primary run control on a per meter basis....More
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has wrapped up public workshops focused on obtaining input and feedback from the public about the use of pesticides near California schools.
The public sessions, which took place in May and June in Sacramento, Salinas, Ventura, Oxnard, Lamont and Coachella, were sparked by a media story written by the Center of Investigating Reporting concerning Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard....More
Vestaron Corporation, a developer of insect control products derived from naturally-occurring peptides, announced June 24 that its VST-006330-EP bio-pesticide has received a product registration and master label from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
This follows last year’s registration with EPA and subsequent label expansion last month.
VST-006330-EP will be commercialized under the SPEAR trade name later this year....More
John Deere says its new four-cylinder 5E and 5ML series tractors pack a lot of heavy-duty power and versatility for utility tractors of their size.
The new four-cylinder 5E series tractors are built for many applications including livestock feeding, haying operations, roadside mowing, and property maintenance.
The two new 5ML models are low-profile machines good for work in orchards, livestock barns, and other environments with restricted heights....More
About 230 pest control advisers, growers, and other agricultural industry members gathered May 6-7 for the 2015 Desert Ag Conference held in Chandler, Ariz.
The crowd heard the latest information on about 20 agricultural issues and topics including pests in alfalfa, bee health, new leadership at the Arizona Department of Agriculture, the agricultural weather forecast, insect vector management, precision phosphate applications, cotton pest management, and more.
Enjoy these snapshots at this key Arizona agricultural event.