Fendt IDEAL Combine Impresses at NFMS

Carrie Muehling

AGCO Corporation continues to show off its new Fendt IDEAL combine at events like the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. The company first unveiled the machine at the 2018 Farm Progress Show. “This is a “clean-sheet” of design combine,” said Caleb Schleder, tactical marketing manager for combines. “That means our engineers did not have any foundation other than …

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Kubota Introduces M7 Generation 2 Tractor

Carrie Muehling

Kubota Tractor Corporation showed off its new M7 Generation 2 deluxe tractor at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky. “It’s got all of the simplicity and controls of our standard tractor, but now we’ve added a tractor with the Closed Center Load Sensing hydraulics,” said Kent Brown, senior product manager. “So, for farmers that have a value conscious …

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Below Ground Protection with Ethos 3D

Carrie Muehling

FMC is encouraging growers to pay just as much attention to what’s happening below the ground as they do to what’s happening on the surface, according to Bob Hooten, Midwest Technical Support Manager. “Below ground you have to worry about your root system,” said Hooten, who was at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville. “You have to protect …

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ZimmCast from #NFMS19

Chuck Zimmerman

This week the ZimmCast starts out talking about the crazy agriblogging highway schedule and the value of media rooms at conferences and conventions.  When it comes to newsrooms and Commodity Classic (next week) I want to thank the staff and other committee members who touch base every year to make sure all official media have a very comfortable and useful …

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FMC Bringing New Modes of Action to Market

Carrie Muehling

FMC‘s acquisition of DuPont research and development assets more than doubled the number of active ingredients in the company’s development pipeline. The need for additional modes of action to fight disease and weed resistance is a reality, and FMC is rising to the occasion. “It looks like we’re hitting on the major target species and we’re going to be able …

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FMC’s In-Furrow Solutions Boost Plant Performance

Carrie Muehling

FMC is helping growers to realize that in-furrow treatments can offer important benefits. “We build zones of protection around those seeds and those seedlings, and we’re using a multitude of active ingredients,” said Rick Ekins, Application and Innovations Platform Lead with FMC. “We’re really trying to get that plant off to a robust start. That’s the best thing you can …

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FMC Looks Toward 2019 Season with Lucento

Carrie Muehling

Those attending the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville learned more about FMC‘s Lucento fungicide from Technical Support Representative Nick Hustedde. The product received federal registration in December 2018 and is labeled for corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar beets and peanuts. Hustedde said Lucento is consistent across disease cycles and also helps to practice resistance management. “One thing we have to …

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DEUTZ-FAHR Introduces New 6 Series Tractors at #NFMS19

Chuck Zimmerman

During the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show, PFG America, exclusive distributor of DEUTZ-FAHR tractors in the USA market, unveiled the new small frame 6 Series tractors boasting FARMotion diesel engines. Laura Handke spoke with Taylor Grout, Sales and Marketing Director for DEUTZ-FAHR USA and Aiden Zimmerman (pictured), Zimmerman’s Equipment. Since 2016, DEUTZ-FAHR has offered the 6 Series Agrotron models that …

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The Fundamentals of Disease Management from FMC

Chuck Zimmerman

The fundamentals of disease management was the topic of my interview with Bruce Stripling, Horseshoe East Technical Services Manager, FMC. Besides talking with me in the FMC booth, Bruce also presented during an FMC educational session at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show. We started out our conversation talking about why you need a fungicide. Bruce says that the first …

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FMC Talks About the Danger of Reduced Herbicide Rates

Chuck Zimmerman

At the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show I spoke with Drake Copeland, Technical Services Manager, FMC. Our topic was the danger of reduced herbicide rates. Drake talks about the importance of pre-emergence residual herbicides for weed control and what happens when a grower uses reduced herbicide rates. He also talks weed size and it certainly does matter. There’s a lot …

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