Fighting Fescue Toxicity

Carrie Muehling

The decrease in productivity caused by fescue toxicosis has been estimated to cost U.S. beef producers more than $2 billion per year due to reduced growth and diminished reproductive efficiency. At the recent Cattle Industry Conference and NCBA Trade Show, Alltech territory manager Klair Hartzold talked to us about how Alltech is focusing on prevention. Listen to Jamie’s interview with …

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AMVAC Excited About Growing Portfolio

Cindy Zimmerman

American Vanguard Corporation, parent company to AMVAC Chemical Corporation, is celebrating 50 years in business this year and the future has never looked better. “We’re excited about the 2019 season as we continue to innovate around our existing product portfolio and add elements to our portfolio through recent acquisitions,” said Jim Lappin, AMVAC Crop Marketing Manager, Corn and Soybean Portfolio, …

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2019 Bayer AgVocacy at Commodity Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer had a lot going on at Commodity Classic this year. Kicking off with the pre-Classic AgVocacy Forum, Bayer had more experts than ever on a greater variety of topics since the integration with Monsanto last year. The Forum offered insights on trade, technology, the future of food and grower perspectives, as well as a chance to hear from Bayer …

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How Alltech is Helping Develop Careers

Carrie Muehling

Tyler Thomas first learned about the Alltech Career Development Program during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and this year at #CattleCon19 he shared his testimony about the program and how it’s set him up for a future career in animal science. Listen to Jamie’s interview with Tyler here: 2019 Cattle Industry Convention Photo Album

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Why CRYSTALYX® is the Leading Brand of Supplements

Carrie Muehling

The CRYSTALYX® Brand has become a leader in supplements for the cow-calf industry for many reasons. The supplements are manufactured by Ridley Block Operations, a division of Ridley USA, with headquarters in Mankato, Minnesota and production facilities in South Dakota, Texas and Kentucky to allow for reliable, consistent distribution of CRYSTALYX® products. Nutritionist Jill Larson provides an overview of the …

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Alltech Spotlights Bio-Mos at #CattleCon19

Carrie Muehling

Bio-Mos® is a unique product derived from a special strain yeast using a proprietary process developed by Alltech, which is incorporated into animal diets to support overall animal performance. Effective during all phases of growth, Bio-Mos is designed to feed the gastrointestinal tract, thereby maximizing performance and profitability. We learned more about how Bio-Mos works as a replacement for antibiotics …

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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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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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