Bayer Says LA Glyphosate Plant Back in Production

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The Bayer glyphosate plant in Luling, Louisiana is back on line after being down for five weeks following Hurricane Ida. Bayer Crop Science Division President Liam Condon provided an update during an investor call this week. “It was actually in the eye of the storm of Hurricane Ida and it is standard practice that when you have a hurricane of …

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EPA Still Evaluating Dicamba Products

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to evaluate dicamba products, according to Administrator Michael Regan. At the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) annual meeting this week, Regan said they are still receiving and analyzing new incident information and are taking steps to better understand the nature and severity of any reports since the Trump administration approved the use …

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Summit Agro USA and Seipasa Announce Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman

Two leading players in the biologicals crop protection space have announced an exclusive distributorship arrangement. The agreement means Summit Agro USA will now have the sole rights to products from Seipasa S.A. for sale in the United States. “This partnership between the two companies is based on Seipasa recognizing the strength of Summit Agro and its commitment to providing our …

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EPA Announces Sustainable Pest Control Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was in Mississippi on Monday where he announced a $2 million dollar initiative that encourages smart and sustainable pest control in agriculture. The initiative, which is an extension of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP), expects to award grantees up to $200,000 to implement sustainable pest management practices that align with the …

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Syngenta Offers Advice for CRW Pressure

Cindy Zimmerman

Weakened roots due to corn rootworm (CRW) pressure helped to result in more downed corn in several Midwestern states this year from windstorms and the infamous derecho. Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota were among the states most affected this year, according to Syngenta. Other areas seeing heavier than normal CRW pressure this year included key rootworm geographies of northern …

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2020 Syngenta Media Summit – U.S. Crop Protection

Chuck Zimmerman

The 2020 Syngenta Virtual Media Summit featured the company’s U.S. crop protection products and updates today. Here is the panel for the presentation. Corporate Communications Lead Paul Minehart moderated the discussion: Jeff Cecil, North America Crop Protection Marketing Head Shawn Potter, Head of Marketing, Seedcare Lisa Moricle, Head of Fungicides and Insecticides Product Marketing Kevin Gesse, Head, Herbicide Product Marketing …

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EPA Announces Dicamba Registration Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

With a background of cotton ready for harvest, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced Tuesday the approval of new five-year registrations for two dicamba products and extending the registration of an additional dicamba product for use by cotton and soybean growers. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting …

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AMVAC® Releases Two New Products for Weed Control in Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

American Vanguard® company AMVAC® has announced two new herbicide products for corn available for the 2021 growing season. IMPACT CORE™: A postemergence corn herbicide that controls grass and broadleaf weeds with punishing takedown and lasting residual. SINATE™: Controls herbicide-resistant and important driver weeds in LibertyLink® corn with outstanding crop safety. IMPACT CORE field studies have shown extended residual weed control …

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EPA Announces Interim Approval of Atrazine

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler joined farmers and ranchers at an outdoor round table in Missouri where he announced the interim decisions for the triazine herbicides atrazine, propazine and simazine. “The benefits of atrazine in agriculture are high,” said Wheeler. “If we were to lose that, it would cost the corn growers between 475 and 775 million dollars …

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AMVAC® and Corteva® Collaborate on SIMPAS Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

AMVAC® Chemical Corporation has completed the first phase of a testing relationship with Corteva® Agriscience using proprietary SIMPAS™ prescriptive application equipment, according to an announcement today by American Vanguard® Corporation. The technology enabled Corteva to precisely deliver inputs in replicated research trials in anticipation of commercialization of Corteva-brand SIMPAS-applied Solutions™ (SaS). SIMPAS is designed to address targeted problem areas in …

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