Verdesian – From the Lab to the Field

Joanna Schroeder

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Verdesian’s philosophy of how they take technologies and customize them to agriculture. I should take a step back and mention that Verdesian has a strong relationship with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the process of taking their defense research and “spinning it off” for agricultural applications. As Nigel Grech, executive vice …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

FMC Solstice Herbicide for Corn

Joanna Schroeder

There is a product that has been getting great interest this year and that is FMC’s Solstice Herbicide for corn. While FMC is not onsite in Boone, IA this year, the company helped sponsor coverage of Farm Progress 2014. To learn more about Solstice, I turned to Gail Stratman, FMC Midwest technical sales lead who explained how the product works …

Agribusiness, Audio, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide

FMC Talks Pre-Emergent Herbicides at AMS

Jamie Johansen

At the recent Ag Media Summit Chuck spoke with FMC’s, Len Dobbins, about the importance of pre-emergent herbicide technology when looking ahead to next year’s growing season. “FMC has really developed a number of herbicides to be used pre-emergently for soybeans and corn. The interest in pre-emergence has developed because of weed resistance. When we look back a number of …

Ag Media Summit, Agribusiness, Audio, Corn, FMC, Herbicide, Soybean

Enlist™ Ahead app for Enlist Weed Control System

Jamie Johansen

Dow AgroSciences unveiled, the Enlist™ Ahead app offers growers and applicators vital herbicide application information from a single source. The app, designed for use with the Enlist Weed Control System, is a precision agriculture tool for maximizing weed control performance, managing weed resistance and making responsible applications of Enlist Duo™ herbicide with Colex-D™ Technology. Regulatory approvals are pending for the …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Apps, Dow AgroScience, Herbicide

Syngenta’s New Acuron Herbicide Brand Signature

Jamie Johansen

As Acuron™ corn herbicide (SYN-A197) from Syngenta moves toward expected EPA registration for the 2015 growing season, the unveiling of the brand signature is the latest milestone in the herbicide’s development. Within the Acuron signature, four inverted triangles adjoin to create a star. Each triangle represents the herbicide’s four active ingredients, including new bicyclopyrone. Syngenta developed the star icon to …

Agribusiness, Herbicide, Syngenta, weeds

FMC Introduces Solstice at Classic

Kristin Liska

This year at the Commodity Classic, FMC Corporation was excited to announce the registration of new Solstice herbicide to be used early post-emerge in corn. Technical Service Rep Nick Hustedde says Solstice is a pre-mix of two modes of action – PPD and HPPD – that creates rapid activity that works especially well on large-seeded broadleaf escapes, such as waterhemp …

Agribusiness, Audio, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides

BASF Fights Weed Resistance in Colorado

Leah Guffey

At the BASF “Science Behind the Advanced Acre” media event before Commodity Classic a few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to learn more about how BASF helps farmers in various parts of the country. Bob Leisy is a business representative with BASF based in Eastern Colorado. He works with retailers and crop consultants, helping them help local growers, like …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection, Herbicide, weeds

FMC’s Solutions for Southern Rice Growers

Jamie Johansen

Don Johnson is FMC’s Tech Service Sales Manager for the Southern Region. Chuck met up with him during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show in Memphis last week and talked about what FMC has available for rice farmers. Don also reminded attendees as they walked through their booth that FMC has a wide product portfolio that includes something for all …

Agribusiness, Audio, FMC, Herbicide, Rice

FMC’s Anthem Singing Contest Supports Youth in Ag

Jamie Johansen

FMC is investing in farming’s future with their new Anthem® and Anthem® ATZ herbicides and $25,000 in college scholarships as prizes in their third annual Anthem Singing Contest. Chuck spoke with Paul Redhage with FMC about this once in a life-time opportunity for students across the county. “It’s our third year and has grown each year. The first year we …

Agribusiness, Audio, Contest, Farm Shows, FMC, Herbicide, NFMS