Biological Products Coming Up Big for Agriculture

Carrie Muehling

The biological segment of agriculture is really beginning to take off, and that was evident at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. “When I look at ag in general and I look at the nutrient requirements as we kind of expand our knowledge on how we feed these crops, it’s going to be vitally important for us to look at …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection

FMC Expanding Crop Protection for Wheat, Cereal Crops

Carrie Muehling

FMC‘s acquisition of a portion of DuPont’s crop protection business expands the portfolio available to wheat and cereal crop producers in places like Montana and the Dakotas. “The value in the short term means more tools,” said John Raisler, FMC Retail Market Manager for the Northern Plains. “Over the long term, that’s what is the most exciting. Looking at some …

Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, FMC, Wheat

FMC’s Precision Platform Provides Choices for Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

FMC is focusing on precision when it comes to crop protection. With current product 3RIVE 3D and newly acquired PrecisionPac from DuPont, the company is organizing itself around precision application technologies. While traits are important, FMC’s Rick Ekins said they’re not the only answer. Other modes of action like precision crop protection products help to further protect the grower. “The …

AgWired Precision, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Video

Fungicide Factors for Corn and Soybeans

Carrie Muehling

Disease pressure continues to be a challenge for corn and soybean producers, with the pathogens varying based on the crop and the geography of the farm. Corn growers often fight northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot, southern corn rust and common rust. Soybean growers may battle white mold in the north and frog eye leaf spot further south. Regardless, …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Fungicide, National Farm Machinery Show

Delaro™ Fungicide Ready to Work for Growers in 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

*POST UPDATED with grower interview* Bayer’s new Delaro™ fungicide for corn and soybeans was put to the test by growers this past season in 500 field trials across 20 states and passed with flying colors by providing broad-spectrum disease control, dual mode of action residual and improved plant health. “Disease pressure was inconsistent across the country this year, meaning some …

Audio, Bayer, Corn, Crop Protection, Fungicide, Soybean

FMC Awaits Steward EC Approval

Jamie Johansen

FMC‘s Great Plains Sales Manager, Tom Koranek, covers Canada to Mexico and lands between the Mississippi and the Rockies. We had the opportunity to learn about one of the products awaiting approval to combat those pesky insects interesting in corn. Steward® EC insecticide controls western corn rootworm adult populations. “There’s resistance today of a lot of the products that are …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, NAFB

AMVAC® to Market and Sell ReTurn™ XL

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC® Chemical Corporation has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Rotam North America to market and sell ReTurn™ XL 42% insecticide/nematicide, a broad-spectrum oxymyl-based crop protection product which recently received federal registration to manage nematodes and control various sucking and chewing insects in potato, cotton, tobacco and peanut crops. “AMVAC has been selected because of their long and successful history …

AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Crop Protection, Insecticides

ARA Explores Lessons Learned From Dicamba

Cindy Zimmerman

Two respected weed scientists presented their views on the lessons learned from this year’s introduction of new dicamba formulations for control of resistant weeds at a pre-conference workshop for the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) this week. Dr. Ford Baldwin, Practical Weed Consultants, was extension weed scientist at the University of Arkansas for 28 years. Dr. Stanley Culpepper is a professor …

AgWired Precision, ARA, Crop Protection, Herbicide, weeds

More Smart Solutions from AMVAC

Chuck Zimmerman

Jamie and the Golden ZimmComm Microphone were able to find about about more Smart New Solutions from AMVAC during the NAFB convention. Jim Lappin, AMVAC crop marketing manager for corn and soybeans, got another session to talk about some of the new products like ParaZone and ACROPOLIS™. ACROPOLIS is a fungicide that combines two effective modes of action – tetraconazole …

Agribusiness, AgWired Precision, AMVAC, Audio, Crop Protection, NAFB

ImpactZ™ Herbicide from AMVAC® Approved for Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical Corporation has received federal registration from EPA for a new broad spectrum, low use rate corn herbicide – ImpactZ. ImpactZ provides corn growers with a new solution for control of tough broadleaf and grass weeds, including glyphosate resistant species. “Impact herbicide has long provided value to corn growers as an excellent tool for weed resistance management,” said Jim …

AgWired Precision, Corn, Crop Protection, Herbicide