Nov 11, 2010
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Skinny, the Barn Mortician

Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I'm not into antiques. Yeah, yeah, the GuyNo2Mobile is a 1961 Volkswagen and technically an antique, but it's modified enough that it probably ticks off antique purists. If I rub the purists the wrong way, that's a good thing, in my book.  ...More
Nov 11, 2010
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Syngenta takes reins of Greenleaf

The joint ownership of Greenleaf Genetics between Syngenta and Pioneer is no more. The companies announced this week that the venture has been dissolved and Syngenta has assumed full ownership of Greenleaf Genetics. Syngenta launched GreenLeaf Genetics in 2004 and it became a joint venture with Pioneer in April 2006. It will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Syngenta Seeds. The move will allow both companies to pursue independent licensing strategies for each company’s proprietary corn and soybean genetics as well as biotechnology traits....More
Nov 11, 2010
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New-generation skid steer loaders 2

Over the weekend UK equipment maker JCB invited journalists to its North American headquarters in Savannah, Ga, to see the unveiling of a new generation of skid steer loaders and compact track loaders. The new line is composed of seven skid steers--four wheeled and three tracked models—that have an operating capacity of 2,600 lbs. plus....More
Nov 8, 2010
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Reducing risks from GPS glitches

Although GPS and other satellite navigation systems systems are highly reliable, it’s wise to have a backup plan to allow you to keep working if glitches erode accuracy or temporarily shut them down altogether....More
Nov 4, 2010
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New dicamba formulations in the works

BASF and Monsanto are working on the next generation of dicamba-based weed control products for soybeans and cotton, and expect these new products to be available by the end of the decade. Field tests of the new formulations that were applied over the top of Monsanto’s next-generation dicamba-tolerant soybean technology demonstrated excellent weed control and crop safety on the dicamba-tolerant soybeans, company officials said....More
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