AMVAC Picks First Products for SmartCartridge™

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, has selected COUNTER® Insecticide/Nematicide, broad spectrum AZTEC® HC Insecticide and zinc, a key micronutrient in corn, as the first products to be packaged in SmartCartridge™ containers and offered as part of SIMPAS™ Applied Solutions, pending EPA registration. SIMPAS (Smart Integrated Multi-Product Application System) is being introduced in a few select markets this year with a …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Precision Agriculture

AMVAC® Announces 10 New Products in 2020

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC®, an American Vanguard® company, today announced 10 new products for 2020 at the opening of the Commodity Classic in San Antonio. The announcement is a result of the corporation’s successful legacy of acquisitions and its “Innovation with Speed and Discipline” product development process, concentrating on specific, customer-focused solutions. New products to AMVAC include a recent acquisition of four herbicide …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection

CIRB Honors Sen. Roberts for Crop Insurance Support

Cindy Zimmerman

The “Father of the Modern Crop Insurance Program” was honored today for his lifetime of service to farmers and the industry by the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau (CIRB). CIRB Chairman, Zane Vaughn of ARMtech, presented Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) with the crop insurance industry’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Chairman Roberts is the only Member of Congress to …

Audio, CIRB, Crop Insurance, Crop Protection

FMC Grows Presence in Fruit, Vegetable Market

Carrie Muehling

Since the 2017 acquisition of DuPont assets brought the diamide chemistry over to FMC, the company has continued to increase its presence in the fruit and vegetable market. “We’ve been in this market, but not to the substantial efforts we have today,” said Bubba Stripling with FMC. “And with the pipeline that’s coming we’re looking for tree, fruit and vegetable …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, fruit, Produce, Vegetables

Closing the Crop Protection Gap in Hemp

Carrie Muehling

Certis USA was an event sponsor at the 2020 Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic in Independence, Mo. “We find that this group of people – leaders in agriculture and in the hemp industry – are really at the forefront, and Certis is excited to be leaders in the industry for farmers, for people coming in as well as for …

Audio, Crop Protection, hemp

What’s New With FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC had a lot to talk about at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk. Matthew Wiggins, FMC Technical Services Manager, had a couple of new products to discuss. Authority Edge herbicide expected to be approved in 2020; and a new in-furrow fungicide called XY Way 3D. Wiggins also talked about how Lucento fungicide performed in 2019. …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Video

AMVAC to Launch SIMPAS System in 2020

Chuck Zimmerman

AMVAC’s Jim Lappin went on camera at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk last week to provide an update on the SIMPAS Application System, the next generation of precision, prescriptive, in-furrow application equipment launching in 2020. The Smart Integrated Multi-Product Prescription Application System (SIMPAS) will enable farmers to prescriptively apply multiple products in one simple pass. …

Agribusiness, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection, NAFB, Video

FMC Out in Front at #NAFB19

Chuck Zimmerman

The FMC and FLM/Harvest team was out in force at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention last week in Kansas City. FMC has been a long time sponsor of NAFB’s centerpiece event Trade Talk and always a great supporter of farm broadcasting. At the FMC Trade Talk booth this year, Brandon Schrage and Matthew Wiggins were busy …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB, Video

FMC PrecisionPac Innovation Simplifies Custom Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

The right custom blend herbicide in just the right amount is what FMC’s PrecisionPac® application innovation offers for retail agronomists to create prescriptive blends specific to each grower, crop and field. The revolutionary PrecisionPac® application innovation dispenses up to 50 custom blends of six granular herbicides to prescriptively target your fields’ weed challenges. The PrecisionPac machine premeasures and mixes your …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, Technology, Video