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
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