Nov 4, 2010

New dicamba formulations in the works 1

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
Nov 3, 2010

14 tips to tune up your self-propelled sprayer 3

The off season is the perfect time to prep your self-propelled sprayer for spring application of farm chemicals and fertilizer. “The window for spring application is already narrow, so the first opportunity to get in the field shouldn’t be jeopardized by equipment downtime,” says Arnie Sinclair, AGCO Application Equipment national accounts manager. “A little off-season maintenance now, rather than in the spring is worth the investment of time.”...More
Nov 3, 2010

Allowing ethanol tax incentive to expire would risk jobs, RFA’s Dinneen says

If the ethanol tax incentive is left to expire on December 31, 2010, discretionary blending could evaporate, resulting in job loss; and ethanol demand could fall immediately as long-term contracts for ethanol no longer exist....More
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