Sunco Marketing, North Platte, Nebraska, has introduced a screw adjust for its Saber Tooth Trash Disc. The unit attaches to the individual planter row units similar to the the pin adjust units. However, an extended stem puts a screw adjust knob near the top of the planter row unit's upper parallel linkage for easy access. The screw adjust Saber Tooth Trash Disc works on Case, John Deere, Kinze and White planters from Sunco Marketing. For more information, call 800-676-2146 or visit www.suncomarketing.com.
Patent issued for all natural solution
Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM), Van Wert, Ohio, has announced the issuance of a patent for a Trichoderma strain that induces resistance to plant diseases and increases plant growth.
The patent was issued to Cornell University, and ABM has exclusive worldwide rights.
The patent covers the technology that induces gene expression triggers for healthier and more productive plants. The Trichoderma works by first colonizing the crop root system. Its use on the seed allows the plant to grow in a more beneficial manner than it would without the Trichoderma and changes the plant’s physiology without altering its DNA.
This patented strain of Trichoderma offers an all-natural way to improve agricultural production and increase plant yields for crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, forage crops and vegetables.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.abm1st.com.
Diesel engine insurance offered
Today’s diesel fuel contains more water than the fuel of just a few years ago, according to engineers at Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering, Auburn, California.
Water is the greatest concern because it is the most common form of contaminant. Water may be introduced into the fuel supply during fueling when warm; moisture laden air condenses on the cold metal walls of fuel storage tanks or from poor housekeeping practices. The effects of water in diesel fuel can be serious. Water displaces the diesel fuel. When the fuel is displaced, wear occurs because lubrication is now absent.
The Dieselcraft Fluid Engineering has developed a new Model 5x32 “Fuel Purifier” that removes 99.997 percent of the visible water at flow rates up to 12 gallons per minute and more than 95 percent of the large contaminates found in diesel fuel. This is all done without the use of replaceable, changeable or cleanable filter elements. There are no moving parts, except the fuel inside the purifier. There are no elements to clean and dispose of, only purging the water and particulates.
For more information, see a dealer or visit www.dieselcraft.com.
Formulation reduces copper sulfate use
Florham Park, New Jersey-based Zoetis has announced the addition of HOOF-TEC footbath products to its Dairy Wellness portfolio.
For producers looking to reduce copper sulfate use in footbaths, HOOF-TEC footbath products allow them to run more efficient footbaths by reducing copper sulfate use by up to 40 percent.
The HOOF-TEC footbath product line from Zoetis includes a variety of options for flexibility on dairy operations:
HOOF-TEC 1000 Footbath Concentrate;
HOOF-TEC Complete, an all-in-one footbath solution;
HOOF-TEC Copper-Shot Topical Spray, a footbath in a bottle;
HOOF-TEC Organic Footbath Concentrate, OMRI-certified, with the same benefits of HOOF-TEC 1000 Footbath Concentrate;
OOF-TEC Organic Topical Spray, OMRI-certified, with the same management options as HOOF-TEC Copper-Shot Topical Spray; and
HOOF-TEC Copper-Cutter Dry Mix and HOOF-TEC Copper-Free Dry Mix, powders to replace traditional copper sulfate.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.Hoof-Tec.com.
Farmers helping to evaluate company's line
The Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program has started its seventh season with growers planting and evaluating six different variety candidates for the Class of 15, including two new lines bred for root-knot nematode (RKN) resistance.
Also, as part of the St. Louis-based Monsanto Ground Breakers Field Trials Under Permit, four NPE farmers—each located in a different region of the Cotton Belt—will evaluate the first Bollgard II XtendFlex variety candidates under regulated trial conditions.
Each season, pre-commercial Deltapine variety candidates are evaluated by farmers across all growing regions, in large-acre plots, under different management systems and conditions. When all data and farmer feedback are collected, what emerges is a true picture of growth habits, performance potential and best management practices for the newly-commercialized Deltapine varieties.
Each new class of Deltapine varieties introduced since 2009 has offered improved production potential for targeted regions and management systems.
The Deltapine NPE program has been responsible for the commercialization of cotton varieties that are in high demand for planting this season, such as DP 1321 B2RF, DP 1410 B2RF and DP1454NR.
B2RF—a variety bred for nematode resistance and released for planting is in the Class of 14. The Monsanto Ground Breakers program engages farmers in an additional phase of on-farm testing before commercialization of the newest technologies, such as Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton.
For more information, see a dealer or visit www.deltapine.com.
Pesticide approved for Texas sorghum
The Environmental Protection Agency has announced farmers have the ability to apply Sulfoxaflor or Transform WG, a Dow AgroScience’s pesticide for grain and forage sorghum in Texas. The product can be used to control the surgarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), which was discovered in the coastal regions of central and north Texas late into the 2013 growing season.
The coalition included the Lubbock, Texas-based United Sorghum Checkoff Program, National Sorghum Producers, Texas Grain Sorghum Producers, Texas AgriLife Research, Oklahoma State Extension, Louisiana State University Ag Center and USDA-ARS. The coalition has been working to educate producers and provide tools like Transform.
For more information, contact a representative of the coalition or visit www.texasagriculture.gov.
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