For 2014, Case IH has introduced six Puma tractor models in the lineup offered in horsepower categories of 150, 165, 185, 200, 220 and 240. Up to 25 additional horsepower can be used when constant hydraulic flow is required during high travel speeds or mobile power take-off operation. Case IH Puma tractors have a 6.7-L engine. Enhancements to the cab are a headliner with improved air conditioning controls, heated front and rear window options, a deluxe radio with optional Bluetooth and high-performance speakers. A storage area for cell phones, a spot for CB radio and more storage nets have been added. Split-view, wide-angle rear-view mirrors are available. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.caseih.com.
Cenntro Motor Corporation, a Sparks, Nev.-based manufacturer of all-electric vehicles, has announced the debut of its intent for the KOMBI, a compact utility vehicle and the launch of production in the United States. The all-electric KOMBI combines Cenntro’s vehicle platform technology and an advanced propulsion system. The KOMBI EV features a 6.2 kWh Samsung Lithium battery, a range of more than 50 miles on a single charge with a charge time of less than six hours. Cenntro will initially sell the KOMBI in North America and will begin to deliver vehicles in the second quarter of 2014. The KOMBI will be designed for multiple applications from warehouse operations, to agriculture, landscape and maintenance needs in addition to light urban deliveries. The KOMBI EV features an 800-pound payload and platform options that can be designed to reflect application needs. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.cenntromotor.com.
Higher-yield soybeans available
Ohlde Seed Farms, Palmer, Kan., has seven new soybean varieties listed in its latest product catalog. Ohlde offers the capability to access top performing genetics and traits and incorporate them into soil-specific seed varieties.
The 0 394 variety is an option for irrigation and high-yield environments, according to Shane Ohlde, president of Ohlde Seed Farms. The 0 404 is a new medium height plant. While 0 394 is best suited for high-yield environments, 0 404 has great stress tolerance, including for heat stress. It was the No. 3 performer in a Farmer’s Independent Research of Seed Technology (FIRST) trial near Beatrice, Neb., this past October with a yield of 64.8 bushels per acre. 0 424 is another variety with yield potential.
Like 0 404, it provides Roundup Ready 2 and STS stacked traits and excellent emergence. A new 0 474 is another tough stress bean and performs across all yield environments. Ohlde Seed Farms continues to sell 0 453, a favorite in much of central Kansas.
For more information, call 785-692-4555 or visit www.ohldeseed.com.
Two sorghum hybrids unveiled
DuPont Pioneer has introduced two new hybrids for 2014—Pioneer hybrid 86P20 is a 63RM hybrid with strong stress tolerance and early maturity rating and Pioneer hybrid 85P05 has a 68RM rating, with excellent yield under stress and very good performance on the High Plains and in Kansas. The hybrid has above-average stalk lodging scores.
Growers planting Pioneer brand sorghum hybrids recently won four of seven first-place finishes and 12 of 21 national categories in the 2013 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield and Management Contest. Seven of those growers won national finishes with Pioneer sorghum hybrid 84G62. Growers planting Pioneer sorghum hybrids captured 63 percent of all state category placements. Pioneer has three sorghum research stations in the United States and seven additional stations in sorghum-growing regions around the world. Each station is located in an environment where disease, insect or climatic constraints can be evaluated. Testing occurs in more than 100,000 yield plots at 60 locations in four countries.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.dupont.com.
Firm's design cuts water usage on dairy farms
Aspen Dairy Solutions, a line of products distributed by Animal Health International, Inc., Greeley, Colo., and its subsidiary, Aspen Veterinary Resources, Ltd., provides dairy producers with a single-cycle clean-in-place solution designed and formulated to save dairy operations up to 50 percent on their milk system cleaning water usage.
DELTA Clean Acid replaces the need for a two-cycle clean process. DELTA Clean Acid is a single-cycle CIP clean acid detergent based on a blend of organic and mineral acids. DELTA Clean Acid’s revolutionary technology replaces standard alkaline/chlorinated detergent and eliminates the need for a separate acidified rinse or acid wash. Shortened cleaning cycles saves time, energy, water and reduces chemical use. In one wash cycle, DELTA Clean Acid removes fats, minerals and proteins, and it is phosphate-free.
DELTA Clean Acid is available through Animal Health International under its Aspen Dairy Solutions brand.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.animalhealthinternational.com.
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