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BASF and Cibus, a US plant breeding technology company, have announced that they have reached a collaborative agreement to develop and commercialize non-GM herbicide tolerance in oilseed rape and canola. Cibus’ proprietary gene conversion technology, known as the Rapid Trait Development System (RTDSTM), will be used to enhance the CLEARFIELD® Production System in oilseed rape and canola. The joint project …

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Dow AgroSciences announces that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accepted label registration of new Cobalt™ insecticide for the broad-spectrum control of insects in row and selected specialty crops. Cobalt delivers powerful, consistent broad-spectrum insect control. Cobalt combines fast knockdown with residual activity to control a wide variety of pests, including, but not limited to, aphids, beetles, grasshoppers, mites, worms, …

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Diamond V Mills has announced their continued support of innovative research through the Diamond V Research Program, a grant program available to researchers focused on improving the use of yeast cultures for animal production. This is the second year Diamond V Mills is offering the program. The recipients will receive a maximum of $30,000 each year for a two-year period …

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Investing in 4-H is good business. With millions of 4-H youth and their families in rural communities, supporting 4-H is a powerful way to gain visibility and communicate your values to key customers, while giving youth the skills they need to enter today’s challenging workforce. Please consider a corporate or individual gift to support our mission and ensure that all …

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Western bean cutworm will return to Midwestern cornfields this summer. “It has established itself in Iowa; it will not go away,” says Marlin Rice, extension entomologist at Iowa State University. “It is a permanent resident of our corn now.” And with moths captured in Michigan and Ohio in 2007, it appears western bean cutworm is continuing its march east through …

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Mycogen Seeds announces the addition of four new hybrids to its sunflower lineup, with several protection options, including downy mildew and CLEARFIELD® resistance. “We are thrilled to offer these new hybrids in 2008, as they fit the needs of nearly all sunflower growers,” says Keith Porter, Marketing Specialist, Mycogen Seeds. “Because of our market versatility, a match can be made …

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Garst Seed Company, based in Slater, Iowa, recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 26 FFA students pursuing college degrees in the field of agriculture. Among this year’s recipients are future crop scientists, seed sales managers, farm broadcasters, marketing specialists and U.S. farmers. Garst committed $75,000 to the FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program in 2005 as part of its 75th anniversary celebration and …

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved StandGuard(TM) Pour-on for fast-acting, continuous control of horn flies and lice in beef cattle of all ages. “The best news for producers is that this powerful pour-on enables them to work with their veterinarians to update and strengthen existing integrated pest-management programs.” Mycogen Seeds is excited to announce that it is introducing 58 …

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a label change for Prowl H2O herbicide from BASF that allows growers to make applications to their citrus crops up to one day before harvest. The label change currently applies to all citrus-growing states except for California. The previous label prohibited application within 60 days of harvest. The Prowl H2O label now specifies …

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Stratego Fungicide receives Section 3 label in soybeans – Growers have a new choice for managing soybean diseases, improving overall crop health and increasing yield potential. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted a Section 3 label registration for use of Stratego® Fungicide on soybeans. Stratego is approved to control alternaria leaf spot, frogeye leaf spot, anthracnose, septoria brown …

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