Crop Protection en 3 biggest mistakes applicators make <div class="node-body article-body">With tough weeds like waterhemp out there targeting your fields, a lot has to go right for best results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Sprayers Crops Practices and Systems Agrochemicals Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:27:00 +0000 82811 at <p>Sarah Leshuk, agronomy associate with Central Lakes Cooperative in Atwater, MN, held up two waterhemp plants to show how fast the weed can grow in just two weeks. The untreated weed (on right) grew 9 inches during that timeframe.</p> Photo: Jodie Wehrspann Farmers have chance to support new ag tech <div class="field-byline"> Source | Monsanto, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clock is ticking on a public comment period for use of dicamba on Monsanto's newest technology. At least one state is urging caution in planting the new-tech soybeans for 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection John Deere Seed Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:49:00 +0000 82711 at <p>EPA is in the middle of a 30-day comment period for the use of dicamba in-crop on Roundup 2 Xtend soybeans and Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.</p> Photo: Delta Farm Press INDUSTRY INSIDER: Robb Fraley <div class="node-body article-body">Monsanto’s chief technology officer talks about the advancements in data science, crop modeling and what’s next for the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotech Traits Crop Protection Precision Farming Monsanto Crops Practices and Systems Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 82701 at <p>Robb Fraley, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Monsanto, talked with Farm Industry News about the next advancements in data sciences and biology.</p> Photo: Jodie Wehrspann Company brings nanotech to crop products <div class="node-body article-body">Vive Crop Protection is launching a high-tech tool that makes familiar active ingredients work in new ways for improved performance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fungicides Insecticides Cereal Grains Fungicides Oil Seeds Tue, 22 Mar 2016 21:12:00 +0000 82501 at <p>In this image the &quot;shuttle&quot; on the left is engineered to work with the active ingredient (the spheres inside the shuttle) on the right to maximize performance. This shuttle is a microscopically engineered nanotech tool to enhance familiar active ingredients.</p> Images: Vive Crop Protection A new approach to pest control <div class="node-body article-body">A highly targeted genetic tool focuses on specific crop pests; this approach is moving ahead with regulators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Monsanto Crops Wed, 09 Mar 2016 14:57:00 +0000 82371 at <p>RNA-based technology will enhance the targeting of new pest management tools for farm crops.</p> Photo: Purestock/Thinkstock Crop protection company wants you to plant weeds <div class="node-body article-body">BASF fires up a Living Acres initiative aimed at boosting U.S. population of milkweed plants to help promote Monarch butterfly populations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Precision Farming Plant and Animal Health Practices and Systems Thu, 03 Mar 2016 03:42:00 +0000 82281 at <p>Luke Bozeman, BASF, left, takes a look at a milkweed plant being researched at the company&#39;s research facility in Research Triangle Park, N.C. BASF is working to better understand how milkweed grow as part of its Living Acres project to help promote healthy Monarch butterfly habitat.</p> Rinse and go tech heading to market <div class="node-body video-body">New chemical loading system - Chem Blade ES - designed for tender supply trailers/trucks saves time and reduces risk of exposure. It will be offered by Hagie Mfg. later this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Herbicides Fungicides Insecticides Practices and Systems Agrochemicals National Farm Machinery Show Thu, 25 Feb 2016 10:09:00 +0000 82211 at <p>Ralph Lagergren, left, is business partner with Ethan Eck, inventor, who developed the Chem Blade system, which will soon be marketed by Hagie Mfg. as the Chem-Blade ES. The unit cuts open chemical containers and rinses them inside of the fully-enclosed&nbsp; stainless steel housing in under a minute. Hagie will be the first company to offer the fully enclosed system for loading of sprayers as a result of a licensing agreement announced at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY.</p> Getting the secrets from high-yield kings - Part 2 <div class="node-body article-body">In the second of our two-part series we talk one-on-one with Fred Below, plant physiologist, University of Illinois, who is striving for higher yields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Precision Farming Chemicals Crops Corn Soybean Wed, 24 Feb 2016 11:38:00 +0000 82201 at <p>Dr. Fred Below, University of Illinois, plant physiologist, has long worked on ways to push yields to their genetic potential for both corn and soybeans.</p> Photos by Jodie Wehrspann Ballista LFC corn insecticide receives EPA registration <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p><strong>GREENSBORO, N.C., USA, Feb. 23, 2016 &ndash; </strong>Growers looking for broad-spectrum control of soil-dwelling corn insect pests, including corn rootworm, grubs, maggots and wireworms, will have access to Ballista LFC insecticide from Syngenta now that it has received registration from the EPA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Insecticides Syngenta Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:32:39 +0000 82171 at Site structure announced for Ag company from Dow-DuPont merger <div class="field-byline"> Source | Dow Chemical/Dupont </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The two companies are moving forward with their mega-merger strategy ahead of regulatory reviews, noting how the new ag company will be structured.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crop Protection Dow AgroSciences DuPont Fri, 19 Feb 2016 17:01:00 +0000 82121 at <p>Johnston, Iowa will become a Global Business Center under the new independent Agriculture company (to be named later) created by the Dow Chemical/DuPont merger.</p>