Commodity Classic 2014 got rolling today in San Antonio, TX, where growers and industry reps from around the country gathered to talk about the newest technologies and products available to achieve top yields. Syngenta launched its “top secret” herbicide; we learned Winfield is offering a new nutrient management system; and lots of other interesting tech products were found.
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Herbicide-tolerant weeds push crop protection companies to find better solutions. New formulations are coming out this year from the major manufacturers. A solid weed management plan will be vital in maintaining good yields this year....More
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products....More
European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products....More
Nematodes finally may be meeting their match with new technology available. A range of products on the market, and in the pipeline, will help make short work of SCN. In soybeans alone, yield losses can top 30% with a heavy nematode infestation....More
Getting the most out of N is increasingly important for a crop production budget. Enhanced efficiency N is available in two ways: stabilizers and controlled release. Both types of technology help maximize nitrogen’s availability to a crop....More
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