Monsanto Offers New Cotton Varieties for 2015 Season

Taylor Truckey

While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, our own Chuck Zimmerman had a chance to chat with Monsanto’s Keylon Gholston, Cotton Product Manager with Monsanto, who provided insight into new cotton technologies and products that will be beneficial to growers. Keylon was excited to further explore the 2015 varieties that Monsanto released in December; “We really want to …

Audio, Cotton, Crop Protection, Monsanto

BASF Xanthion In-Furrow Info at #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt had 10 minutes to tell the Commodity Classic attendees at a Mini WIN session last week about Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide, which received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in October in time for use on corn this season. “Xanthion is our newest in-furrow fungicide for corn, and it’s the first in-furrow fungicide to combine a …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection

Iteris’ ClearAg Crop Protection Beta Testing Program

Jamie Johansen

Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced the opening of its ClearAg™ Crop Protection application programming interfaces (API) beta testing program. Chuck spoke with Bob Stern in the Iteris booth during the 2015 Commodity Classic allowing him to share more information about their next step in the evolution in our family of precision …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, data, Precision Agriculture

Learning More About BASF ecovio®

Cindy Zimmerman

You might recall that we first told you about BASF ecovio® compostable polymer after the ASTA CSS meeting in December. That was the first we heard about this amazing material that has a variety of agricultural applications and at the Science Behind event on Wednesday agricultural media got to touch and feel it and learn more about it. Ruth Watts …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection

BASF Celebrates 150 Years of Science

Cindy Zimmerman

Since 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of BASF, our friends with BASF Crop Protection are pleased to kick off this anniversary year in the U.S. with the 9th annual media symposium, the Science Behind the Right Chemistry, prior to the official start of Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona. Opening the big event was Technical Crop Production Specialist AJ Woodyard and …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Science

FMC Infographic on Stewardship and Weed Management

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation has designed a new infographic to help answer some of the FAQs about how pre-emergence herbicides fit in with best stewardship practices. “Basically what we’re trying to do is educate farmers on the use of some of the older tools we’ve had in our tool box and not used for a long time,” said FMC Technical Business Manger …

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

FMC Demos 3RIVE 3D at NFMS

Cindy Zimmerman

You may remember us telling you about FMC’s 3RIVE 3D™ back in November at the NAFB convention. Here at the 2015 National Farm Machinery Show we got to learn a lot more about this revolutionary system that integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase net planting speed, in-furrow protection and early season success. FMC’s Matt Hancock says …

Crop Protection, FMC, Insecticides, National Farm Machinery Show, pesticides, Video

FMC Partners With Emerge Application Solutions

Jamie Johansen

FMC Agricultural Solutions has partnered with Emerge Application Solutions, Owensboro, Ky., to commercialize the new 3RIVE 3D™ in-furrow crop protection delivery platform. The FMC patent-pending 3RIVE 3D technology seamlessly integrates formulation technology, application technology and active ingredients to increase the number of acres planted in a day. “This system is streamlined for speed and efficiency. Growers can plant up to …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, FMC

Trait Deregulation Clears Way for BASF Engenia™

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been talking with BASF about Engenia™ herbicide since 2012 and now that USDA has deregulated a dicamba-tolerant trait for cotton and soybeans the path has been cleared for the exciting new product to be offered for growers this year. According to our friends with BASF, a registration decision for Engenia herbicide to control broadleaf weeds post-emergence in dicamba-tolerant cotton …

Agribusiness, BASF, Crop Protection, weeds

Rea Named Senior VP of BASF Crop Protection

Jamie Johansen

BASF announces that Paul Rea has been appointed Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America. Rea joined BASF Australia in 2001, moving to the U.S. in 2004. Rea has held a number of positions with BASF in the U.S., including Director of the professional and specialty solutions division, and Vice President, U.S. Crop Operations. Most recently, Rea was Senior Vice …

Agribusiness, BASF, Company Announcement, Crop Protection