May Wes Manufacturing has added poly retractable finger kits for Case IH 3020 and the New Holland 740CF combine heads. This kit comes with a new molded guide that is a direct replacement for the OEM guide. The new molded guide will also be incorporated in the existing Case IH 1020/2020 and NH 74C kits. The poly retractable fingers are a replacement for metal fingers because they are less damaging than a metal finger breaking and feeding through the combine. Besides Cash IH and New Holland poly retractable finger kits and replacement parts from the Hutchinson, Minn., company are also available for John Deere, AGCO/Gleaner, CAT/Lexion and Mac Don drapers. For more information, contact a local dealer or visit www.maywes.com/retractable_poly_auger_fingers.
New Brighton, Minn.-based Pentair has its new Hypro 9208 series designed for liquid fertilizing and water transfer needs, as well as the 9308 Series, engineered for high volume spraying of corrosive chemicals in hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic drive systems. Each series is equipped with a stainless steel impeller for superior corrosion resistance and features a Life Guard silicon carbide seal for abrasion prevention and dry-run protection. In addition, the pump models within each of the two new series include 5-inch, 150-pound American National Standards Institute certified flanged inlets along with 4-inch, 150-pound ANSI flanged outlets. The 9208 pedestal models are equipped with a stainless steel shaft for corrosion resistance. To allow direct coupling to electric motors, they include a shaft diameter of 1.63 inches. The 9308 series centrifugal pumps include a two-piece shaft design with a stainless steel wet end and hardened drive end. For more information, call 800-424-9776 or visit www.hypropumps.com.
Irrigation company offers new software package
T-L Irrigation Co., a Hastings, Neb., manufacturer of hydrostatically powered pivot and linear irrigation systems, has introduced a variable rate irrigation system—a web-based irrigation management and service—combined with the company’s family of pivot management control systems.
Developed by CropMetrics, the precision irrigation management services, when coupled with the Precision Link and the Precision Point III (PPC III) Control Panel from T-L, allows irrigation management with a data-driven variable rate irrigation preciseness. With the improvement in technology, T-L officials say irrigators could see improved energy and water use efficiency and increased yields.
A data-driven variable rate irrigation process with Cropmetrics, Precision Link, and PPC III, combined with T-L’s hydrostatic design and continuous system movement, help improve crop production and provide effective application solutions with precision agronomic irrigation management. For more information, call 800-330-4264 or visit www.tlirr.com.
New gas-powered wire winder on market
A Grand Island, Neb., company has introduced a new gas-powered wire winder.
Pro-Tatch/Hotwoods has been manufacturing three-point winders for more than 26 years and has about 17,000 units in the field.
The latest model works best for the farmer or rancher who is spread out and does not want to use a tractor to travel between fencing locations, according to firm president Kevin Houtwed, and it works off the back of the pickup or on the ground.
The Pro-Tatch wire winder has a 5.5 horsepower Honda gas engine, reusable reel that holds a half mile of barbed wire or a mile of smooth wire. Solid reels are available. The new unit has a wire guide available for the company’s new or old three-point winders new or old. For more information, call 308-381-6275 or visit www.hotwoods.com.
Field-weathered crop insight
The Climate Corporation announced the
free climate.com service is live for the growing season. Using remote sensing technologies, physical and geospatial mapping, weather simulations and proprietary agronomic models, climate.com provides growers with field-level weather monitoring and forecasting, field-specific crop insights and decision support tools to help them better manage their operations and increase their profitability.
The Climate Corporation also offers Planting Date Advisor, a new tool that quantifies spring and fall freeze risks by planting date for each field and growers can better identify an ideal planting window and evaluate the potential risk-reward of their seed relative maturity choice.
The Planting Date Advisor can calculate the risk of spring or fall freeze post emergence, cost-benefit analysis, ideal planting date based on weather technology, an assortment of moisture indicators, precipitation trackers, growth stage stracing and crop impact.
For more information, call 415-363-0500, or visit http://www.climate.com.
Fungicide receives EPA approval to fight foliar fungal diseases
Bumper ES fungicide, manufactured by MANA, has received approval by the Environmental Protection Agency for a formulation that provides broad-spectrum control of foliar fungal diseases on corn, soybeans, sorghum and other crops.
Bumper ES has an advanced propiconazole formulation that performs at levels equivalent to emusifiable concentrate products but with improved environmental, handling and safety qualities.
With exceptionally low use rates, low odor and favorable personal protective equipment a requirement, Bumper ES offers significant improvements in ease of use and convenience versus competitive delivery platforms. It also minimizes environmental concerns by reducing impact on air quality, and it hosts a “Caution” signal word on its label.
Delivering uncompromised performance in preventive and curative disease management against brown leaf spot, Septoria leaf blight, glume blotch, rusts and many others, Bumper ES is classified as a FRAC Group 3 fungicide. It is registered for use on almonds, berries, cereals, citrus, corn, peanuts, pecans, rice, sorghum, soybeans, stone fruit, sugarcane and tree nuts.
For more information, contact a local dealer or visit www.manainc.com.
Erosion control system tested
Terra Novo, a manufacturer of erosion and sediment control products in Bakersfield, Calif., is expanding its EarthGuard line to include a pellet form for erosion control.
The formula allows users to apply the product without water by hand, mechanically, or air-drop and is useful in remote areas with limited water and for smaller jobs where hydromulching is cost-prohibitive.
EarthGuard EDGE is non-toxic, biodegradable and meets National Science Foundation drinking-water standards.
It is engineered to absorb the impact of raindrops and provides immediate erosion control and soil stabilization until permanent vegetation is established or until construction has resumed. EarthGuard EDGE is effective for erosion control, slope stabilization, landscape design, reclamation, storm water runoff protection, fire/burn rehabilitation, land development and construction.
For more information, see a local dealer or visit www.terranova.com.