ZERO-TURN—Dixie Chopper offers the Zee 2 series, its newest and largest line of residential zero-turn lawn mowers. Ideal for large property owners, Zee 2 mowers include a variety of features for fast performance, quality cutting and comfort. The Zee 2 series includes 2142, 2348 and 2354 models. All Zee 2 models include a 4-gallon fuel tank with a stainless steel body for maximum protection from impact, corrosion and sunlight. They also come with Dixie Chopper’s ELITE Cutting System. The triple-blade deck features high blade-tip speeds to create a powerful vacuum for mowing all varieties of grass. For more information, call 765-246-7737 or visit www.dixiechopper.com.
SUBSOILER—Laney Manufacturing introduces its MT Series Low Disturbance Subsoiler. The low disturbance shank allows no-till farmers to get the benefit of ripping while leaving the surface residue virtually undisturbed. It comes standard with springloaded 20-inch coulters to allow high volume trash flow. A rolling crumbler located on the rear of the implement compresses loose soil and residue for a firm seed bed. Widths available range from 10 to 54 feet. For more information, call 580-335-2363 or visit www.laneymfg.com.
TRANSFER PUMP—Pentair’s Hypro 1542P Series Polypropylene Transfer Pump is ideal for tank filling and chemical transfers and is now offered with an optional aluminum frame for easier handling and increased protection during transport. The tubular frames provide convenient
and ergonomic gripping positions. The new frames help ensure long-term performance, safety and convenience in nurse tank transfers and other corrosive, closed-system applications. For more information, call 651-766-6477 or visit www.hypropumps.com.
A diversified approach to weed resistance
Weed resistance is getting increasingly worse across American farmland, and the Enlist Weed Control System will be an important tool for farmers to control several difficult-to-manage weed species, according to research presented at the just-completed Weed Science Society of America's (WSSA) national meeting in Baltimore, Md. Results from dozens of studies during the past two years indicate a program approach including Enlist Duo herbicide with Colex-D Technology will provide greater than 95 percent control of several key weed species that are tough-to-control or glyphosate resistant. In addition, Colex-D Technology used with best application practices reduced drift by up to 90 percent compared to other 2,4-D and glyphosate herbicide formulations.
Researchers from Dow AgroSciences and a university collaborator shared data and details relating to the company's highly anticipated Enlist Weed Control System which is awaiting regulatory approvals.
"The base chemistry in the Enlist system is the most extensively studied herbicide in American agriculture, and our most recent data confirms that our new innovative formulation will enable farmers to keep troublesome weeds under control," says Mark Peterson, global biology leader for the Enlist system, Dow AgroSciences.
Peterson also spoke on a panel regarding the path forward for herbicide-resistant weed management. The scientist reinforced there is broad agreement among all involved in the discussion that the best way to address resistant weeds is to provide greater diversity to weed management programs.
"Herbicides have been shown to be a key part of efficient, sustainable weed management systems that maximize production while preserving soil and water resources," Peterson said. "It is important to note that herbicide-tolerant crops have enabled great advances in soil conservation and carbon sequestration--having farmers go back to widespread tillage to control weeds will negate those environmental advances. New technologies, such as Enlist, will enable more modes of action, increasing weed management diversity and sustainability."
As Dow AgroSciences works to take technology from the lab to the field, information was also presented about advancements in the best-in-class educational and training tools being developed to help farmers as part of an integrated system. The company has developed Enlist Ahead, a management resource designed for farmers that will focus on responsible use of the technology as well as education and best practice recommendations.
For more information, call a local sales representative, or visit www.dowagro.com.
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