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.