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 …

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FMC Working on New Herbicide Modes of Action

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s been a long time since the industry has seen a new mode of action in herbicides, so FMC is excited to be working on some they hope to launch in five to ten years. “We haven’t had a new mode of action in herbicides in 30 years,” said FMC Field Development Representative Scott Swanson at the recent Ag Media …

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Bayer Reacts to Verdict in Second Roundup Case

Cindy Zimmerman

A jury in California reached a unanimous verdict Tuesday that the herbicide Roundup was a significant factor in causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to develop in a second person. Another jury reached that conclusion last year and awarded the plaintiff $289 million. The verdict this week is the first phase of the trial in the case of 70-year Edwin Hardeman. The trial …

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FMC Authority® Supreme Tackles Resistant Weeds

Cindy Zimmerman

Resistant weeds is a wide spread concern around the country and new FMC Authority® Supreme is helping farmers from the Midwest to the Mid-South take on the challenge. “Authority Supreme was a new product for 2018, we had a limited launch, limited quantities,” said FMC technical service manager Matthew Wiggins at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show last week in …

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BASF Expanding Cotton Weed Control Choices

Carrie Muehling

Weed control was among topics discussed at the 2019 BASF APT Summit in New Orleans. BASF Technical Service Representative Alvin Rhodes presented an overview of current crop protection products available to cotton growers. “Well, we at BASF are, of course, very excited that now we have such a broad list of products that we can help the cotton farmer with,” …

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BASF Looks Forward to 2019 Growing Season

Carrie Muehling

BASF continues to educate growers about one of the newest products available for the 2019 growing season in LibertyLink GT27. The new technology will offer tolerance to three different herbicide groups: Liberty, glyphosate and HPPD, pending approval. “Because it’s the first technology that you can use Liberty and glyphosate with, it really allows them to address a broad range of …

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AMVAC Offers Smart Solutions for Growers

Carrie Muehling

AMVAC has been growing its portfolio of products with a focus on giving growers more flexibility while still providing excellent crop safety. Products like Impact and ImpactZ herbicides have a wide window of application, from weed emergence up to 45 days before harvest. “The last two seasons have been such that you’ve not had wide open spraying or planting windows,” …

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EPA Extends Dicamba Registration with Label Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use (application to growing plants) to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. “EPA understands that dicamba is a valuable pest control tool for America’s farmers,” said EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. …

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Bayer Defends Glyphosate at Future of Farming

Cindy Zimmerman

The $289 million glyphosate jury verdict just before the Bayer-Monsanto deal was finalized last month was a big topic of discussion this week at the Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue at the company’s global headquarters in Monheim, Germany. In fact, a last minute panel scheduled at the very end of a full day of presentations was standing room only – …

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Command 3ME Outperforms Generic Competitors

Carrie Muehling

FMC wants rice growers to know that Command 3ME is a tried and true product that will be available even with increasing rice acres this year. FMC Technical Service Representative Don Johnson said Command 3ME continues to outperform its generic counterparts. “We ran tests of the generic products out there in the marketplace, and those microencapsulated formulations reduced the amount …

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