Clariant Lanches Unique Weed Control Boosters

Kelly Marshall

Clariant is showing the world they truly are a leader in specialty chemicals with an innovative, all-in-one crop spraying system.  Synergen ME is a product line designed to improve weed control and achieve better yields by being optimized for use in combination with other herbicides. The new product contains methylated seed oil, ammonium sulfate and specific surfactants to increase the effectiveness …

Agribusiness, Herbicide, weeds

EPA Atrazine Assessment Criticized

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a draft ecological risk assessment on the pesticide atrazine which is being criticized by the makers and users of the important crop protection chemical. In issuing the report, EPA opened the docket for a 60-day public comment period within one week and stated that a Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on atrazine will be …

Corn, Crop Protection, Herbicide, NCGA, Syngenta

BASF’s Varisto Herbicide Receives Registration

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has given the go-ahead to BASF‘s Varisto herbicide.  The product may be used on clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans.  The herbicide offers a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control. “Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in …

Agribusiness, BASF, EPA, Herbicide, weeds

Ethos XB Offers Convenience and Protection

Lizzy Schultz

While FMC has always been close to Southern growers, offering exceptional base brands like Mustang Maxx, Hero, and Command 3ME, the company’s portfolio has recently evolved to even better suit Southern corn and soybean growers. One of the company’s latest additions is Ethos XB, a fertilizer-ready insecticide and fungicide that aims to protect young seedlings in a complete crop protection …

Ag Group, Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides

Solutions for Southern Growers from FMC

Lizzy Schultz

The FMC team was on hand at the 2016 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, using the event as an opportunity to meet with Southern growers and discuss the multitude of crop protection solutions offered to them through the FMC portfolio. Rusty Mitchell, Technical Support Specialist for FMC, sat down for an interview on the latest additions to the company’s diverse …

Ag Group, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides

FS HiSOY Soybeans Available for Roundup Ready 2 Xtend

Kelly Marshall

Roundup Ready 2 Xtend has just been released by Monsanto Company and FS HiSOY Brand Soybeans are ready with 11 new varieties suitable for use with the product. The new soybeans, ranging from Group 2.0 to 4.9 in maturity, will give growers cutting edge technology, promising superior performance with both dicamba* and glyphosate herbicide tolerance. Matt Hynes, GROWMARK Seed Sales …

Agribusiness, Herbicide, Soybean, Technology

Last Days to Play LibertyLink Real Yield Game

Chuck Zimmerman

Farmers are already winning by playing the Bayer CropScience LibertyLink Real Yield Game. But the game ends 12/31/15 so get your game on! I spoke with winner Karl Fictum, Wisconsin, and asked him how he learned about the LibertyLink Real Yield Game. He was searching around the Bayer CropScience website and it “popped up” at him so he played the …

Audio, Bayer, Contest, Herbicide, Soybean

Dow Expects Enlist Duo to be Available for 2016

Kelly Marshall

The EPA recently filed a motion to cancel the registration of Enlist Duo herbicide.  Dow Chemical Company is now working with the EPA to share the extensive data that supports the safety of the herbicide.  Dow is confident in the continued registration of this product. “We believe the questions that have been raised about any potential synergy between 2,4-D choline …

Agribusiness, Dow AgroScience, EPA, Herbicide