FMC Promotes Cover Crops for Weed Control

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Growers will do about anything to control resistant palmer amaranth in the MidSouth region where Matt Wiggins works as a tech service manager for FMC. And while cover crops have been traditionally considered a method of erosion control, FMC has done a lot of work on understanding how they prevent weeds as well. They’re effective because they create a layer …

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Deere Showcases 5R Series Tractors at #NFMS17

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Chris Lammie is pretty excited about his job with John Deere small tractors– especially the brand new 5R Series being shown at the National Farm Machinery Show. The 5R series features incredible maneuverability with a 12.1 foot turning radius, a comfortable cab, brand new loader, improved visibility and a fully electronic clutch. It also comes with a fantastic lighting package, …

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Protecting Weed Technologies with FMC

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Technologies used to control weeds today took perhaps decades to come online, Nick Hustedde of FMC told Chuck Zimmerman at the National Farm Machinery Show. That’s why it’s so important to preserve what we have and make it last as long as we can; looking down the line the technologies available to us today will need to last for the …

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#NFMS17 Sees Launch of Camso AG 2500 Series

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“There are a lot of reasons why you should be running a track system, but yield is what it all boils down to,” Eric Blondeau Executive Director of Tracks and Wheels at Camso told Chuck Zimmerman. For growers already familiar with the track’s benefits of being able to work in the fields whenever they like without compromising the soil, Camso …

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AEM Hosts Infrastructure Panel at #NFMS17

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The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) hosted a rural infrastructure panel at the National Farm Machinery Show last week as part of its Infrastructure Vision 2050 initiative to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. infrastructure and its potential impact on the agriculture economy. The event was a follow-up to AEM’s Rural Infrastructure Summit held at Iowa State University last …

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FMC Excited About Product Pipeline

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FMC Agricultural Solutions is expanding its portfolio, and herbicide product manager Chris Reat says it’s an exciting time to be with the company. “FMC was always recognized as a very strong insecticide company, we’ve morphed into a strong soybean pre company, and now we’re looking to build that portfolio out even further,” said Reat during an interview at the National …

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BigIron Auction at #NFMS17 Benefits Blue & Gold

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This edition of the ZimmCast comes to you from the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show where BigIron Auctions has been sharing its story and innovative auction platform with show attendees while also supporting the future of agriculture. BigIron hosted a Blue and Gold Benefit Auction for the Kentucky FFA Foundation during the Exhibitor Reception Wednesday, celebrated seasons with show attendees, …

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FMC Urges Growers to Comment on Pyrethroids

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Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show are being encouraged to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency to protect widely used class of insecticide being targeted under a routine regulatory review. Pyrethroids are used to control insects in 120 different crops, as well as turf, lawns and gardens. But an EPA assessment released at the end of last year …

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#NFMS17 Highlights Story of Rural Infrastructure

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People don’t know the story of agriculture, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarels stated at the kickoff panel of the National Farm Machinery Show. The event, sponsored by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), highlighted the importance of rural infrastructure and the challenges faced due to a lack of understanding by consumers. Recently Kentucky passed a bill to make transporting equipment …

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Camso Intros CTS High Speed at #NFMS17

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Quebec-based Camso is back at the National Farm Machinery Show this year with some new track products for the North American agriculture equipment market. One of those products is a Conversion Track System (CTS) with suspended frame and integrated final drive system for combines. Track Systems Business Line Executive Director Martin Lunkenbein says Camso’s new CTS High Speed allows tracked …

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