ILeVO Seed Treatment in BASF Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the new products to join the BASF portfolio is ILeVO® seed treatment which offers effective protection against sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN), two of the top pests in soybean production. On hand at the Farm Progress Show to talk about ILeVO was Jeremiah Mullock, BASF Product Development Manager, so he sat down with Chuck …

AgWired Precision, Audio, BASF, Farm Progress Show, Seed

AMVAC’s Roots Run Deep

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the Farm Progress Show were able to see how AMVAC Chemical products like AZTEC and INDEX help improve corn root systems. AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager for Corn and Soy Jim Lappin explained results of trials on how different products perform on various corn trait hybrids and seed treatments. “Our products, added to your trait packages, can give you …

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Bayer Fluency Agency Advanced for Sustainability

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer Fluency Agent Advanced, which was introduced in 2017, helped more farmers plant more sustainably this year than ever before. Bayer developed Fluency Agent Advanced to replace standard seed lubricants made of talc, graphite or a talc-graphite blend for corn and soybean seeds. In addition to improving planter performance, Fluency Agent Advanced helps reduce the amount of total dust released …

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ZimmCast 597 – The Next Generation on the Farm

Chuck Zimmerman

This week the ZimmCast, sponsored by GROWMARK, will focus on the next generation on the farm. The last in the series of three Bayer Grower Panels during the Farm Progress Show focused on “Preparing for the next generation of ag – on and off the farm.” Moderated by Pam Fretwell, the panelists included Bob Arndt, Wisconsin farmer; Jill Bramble, National …

4-H, Bayer, Farm Progress Show, GROWMARK, ZimmCast

Deere’s 6R Series Tractors Feature Single-Lever Control

Carrie Muehling

John Deere showcased new features available on 6R Series tractors at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “The main new feature for 6Rs this year is this new CommandPro multi-function control lever we have on the tractor,” said Lyle McMillan, product marketing manager. “And really what that is, is giving operators the ability to control their tractor and their implement all …

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Deere Adds to Tillage Lineup

Carrie Muehling

John Deere featured its 2680H High-Performance Disk at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. For use in both spring and fall, the equipment boasts a productive top speed of 14 miles per hour and compact transport dimensions for ease of transitioning on the roadways. The medium to high intensity disk will incorporate more residue into the soil, allowing it to break …

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Bayer’s Delaro Showing Positive Plant Health Benefits

Chuck Zimmerman

Plant health and yield results for Bayer’s Delaro, a corn and soybean fungicide, are being tracked in a collaborative trial with Aker, an in-season drop monitoring and autonomous scouting platform. During this season, comparison images are showing positive plant health benefits from Delaro. After applying fungicide, Aker uses high-resolution drones to capture multiple images of the fields. The results give …

Agribusiness, Audio, Bayer, Farm Progress Show

John Deere Announces Upgrades to Utility Tractors

Carrie Muehling

John Deere introduced Model Year 2019 updates to its 5R Series of utility tractors at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “We’re really excited about the additional options that we’re offering on our 5R series utility tractors. Some of them are a first for our utility tractors, especially when it comes to technology,” said John Doyle, product marketing manager. In addition …

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FPS18 Features Visual Demo of AMVAC SIMPAS

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC Chemical has been collaborating with the J. R. Simplot Company since last year to field test the proprietary Smart Integrated Multi-product Prescriptive Application System (SIMPAS). At the Farm Progress Show last week, the AMVAC tent featured a visual demonstration of how the system is being designed to work, from Prescription to Application to Results, and Simplot Regional SmartFarm Manager …

AMVAC, Audio, Farm Progress Show, Video

BASF Spotlights Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

A semi truck wrapped with a Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 message greeted visitors to the Farm Progress Show last week, letting them know that this revolutionary biological is now part of the BASF portfolio. “Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0 enhances the microbial activity around the corn root and the result is greater nutrient availability and uptake by the growing plant,” said Kerry Grossweiler with BASF …

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