Talking Weeds at Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

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To start the day off in Athens, IL., one of the stops in the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, talked weed control with growers and retailers in attendance. Key weeds Dr. Hager highlighted included marestail, palmer amaranth and water hemp. Two-way resistance is commonly seen in fields across the country, but Dr. Hager talked about …

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Two Pass Weed Control Back In Style

Lizzy Schultz

Chris Reat, Corn Segment Product Manager at FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the benefits of using a two pass system for weed control, and the ways it can help protect your yields this season. “The two pass system is really starting to come back in vogue because of the challenges we’re having …

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LFR Technology Added to Ethos XB

Lizzy Schultz

FMC has added their Capture LFRtechnology to their Ethos XB insecticides, and the result is a first-of-it’s kind in-furrow solution, offering broad spectrum defense for corn seedlings against soil pests and diseases throughout the critical growth stage when most yield potential is set. Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager for FMC, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit …

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Fall is For Weed Control

Lizzy Schultz

The growing season is in full swing, and the team at FMC Corporation is encouraging growers to be extra weed-conscious as summer comes to an end and harvest season begins. Ken Smith, Technical Service Manager for FMC Corporation, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss the reality of herbicide resistance, and how it has made fall …

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Syngenta Talks Product Launches at #AgMedia

Lizzy Schultz

Syngenta will launch 16 new crop protection products in 2016, with multiple launches expected over the next five years, and Scott Culley, Research and Development Scientist for Syngenta, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to discuss several of the company’s major new innovations. Culley explained that the new products are due in large part to the three …

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3rive 3D Leading Growers to Success

Lizzy Schultz

FMC Agricultural Solutions recently introduced 3rive 3D insecticide technology, and the product is already leading growers across the country to increases in planting speed, in-furrow protection, and early-season success. Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager for FMC, was on hand during the 2016 Ag Media Summit to highlight the product’s exciting technology and the variety of benefits it is offering …

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#IFAJ2016 Tour – Bayer Forward Farming – Part 1

Chuck Zimmerman

Welcome to a series of presentations on the work that Bayer CropScience is doing at its Monheim, Germany headquarters and in farms affiliated with their ForwardFarming initiative which demonstrates sustainable farming in practice. In line with Bayer’s mission “Science for A Better Life”, Bayer CropScience is committed to delivering innovative solutions to further promote sustainable agriculture. I’ll be posting these …

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EPA Atrazine Assessment Criticized

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft ecological risk assessment on the pesticide atrazine which is being criticized by the makers and users of the important crop protection chemical. In issuing the report, EPA opened the docket for a 60-day public comment period within one week and stated that a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on atrazine will be …

Corn, Crop Protection, Herbicide, NCGA, Syngenta

Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for US Farmers

Lizzy Schultz

The results of a new national poll released this week reveal that nearly 90 percent of Americans have a favorable view of farmers, and 92 percent feel it is important to provide them with federal funding. Positive marks from respondents also cut across party lines, showing that a strong farm policy is a bipartisan issue. The public opinion poll was …

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BASF Opens New R&D Center

Kelly Marshall

BASF has just opened a new Research and Development center at their Crop Protection headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany.  The new center offers research areas for biological crop protection and seed solutions, making it a hub of expertise for researchers and farmers world wide. “Our investment in this expanded capacity is a step forward to unlocking the agricultural potential in seeds …

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