The partnership with Chr. Hansen, a biosciences company, will result in development of biological crop protection products. And the acquisition of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Biosolutions (CAEB) will lead to an enhanced research pipeline to develop new patented technologies....More
Advances in soil science have called for an update in the Corn Suitability Rating (CSR), a system for rating the crop-growing productivity of Iowa soil, according to Iowa State University agronomist Lee Burras.
Read the full release from Iowa State here....More
Monsanto will provide Bayer CropScience a license to Genuity Roundup Ready 2, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the U.S. and Canada, in addition to Intacta RR2PRO in soybeans in Brazil. Bayer CropScience will grant Monsanto licenses to evaluate technologies for corn rootworm control and herbicide tolerance....More
Valent and Monsanto are expanding their collaboration in Roundup Ready Plus Weed Management Solutions with new cash-back incentives to help growers protect their herbicide investment in the 2013 season for soybeans....More
Bayer CropScience announced today the completion of its purchase of Prophyta GmbH, a leading supplier of microbial crop protection products headquartered in Malchow on the island of Poel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The acquisition includes Prophyta´s product portfolio, R&D laboratories, production and formulation facilities....More
Mid America Distributing recently announced it has received U.S. registration and label for a new ammonium salt of glyphosate sold as an 88.8% WDG dry prill product called Clean Field 88.8 WDG. According to Jim Satter, Mid America, the product features a true solution technology so that when it is added to water, it cannot separate out of solution, eliminating concerns about clogging of screens or nozzles. Sold in 40-lb. easy-to-dispose plastic bags, the labeled rate is 1 lb. per acre, which is equivalent to a quart of 4-lb. liquid glyphosate....More
XS, Inc., announced recently that it has completed the sale of its XSAg.com chemical exchange business to Farmtrader, LLC, an entity comprised of former XSAg.com employees who have been associated with the business for the last 12 years.
The transaction closed on Jan. 4, 2013, for an undisclosed sum. Neither XS, Inc., employees nor shareholders retain any ownership or connection with the business unit with the closing of the sale....More
The owner of a horticultural company was fined recently for using a restricted use pesticide (RUP) in ways that were inconsistent with the product label. The product’s use was restricted due to human health concerns, but workers had applied the product without proper training or the required personal protective equipment (PPE). In another recent case, a company was fined because it failed to keep the records required for RUPs....More