SafT Chuter can be used for safely and quickly expelling con-tents from Buckhorn bulk containers known as pro-boxes used for seed. It is also an option for applying and blending talc, talc blends or dry seed treatments. The product is available from Bushel 300, Inc., Lamar, Nebraska. For more information, see a dealer or call 308-883-6718.
Hutchinson, Minnesota-based May Wes has unveiled its latest Tractor Stalk Stomper design for Case IH Magnum tractor models 235, 260, 290, 315, 340 and 370 used for no-till and strip-till stalk leveling solutions. The product works off existing tractor hydraulics. The Tractor Stalk Stomper is designed for quick assembly and installation because there is no drilling or welding required. It is built around a standard 4-inch by 4-inch tool bar. The options comprise variations of shoe quantities and widths (available in 14 inches, 24 inches, 32 inches and 38 inches). For more information, see a dealer or visit www.maywes.com.
Universal flange clamp launched
New Brighton, Minnesota-based Pentair Ltd. has launched the Hypro Universal Flange Clamp; a clam shell design that delivers sealing capability with decreased assembly time and increased safety.
Traditional banded clamps are time-intensive to install, and expose workers to sharp metal edges that lead to injuries. What’s more, banding provides uneven clamping pressure, potentially weakening the flanges over time and use. To address the shortcomings, Pentair has constructed the Hypro Universal Flange Clamp with a “clam shell” design and integrated bolt and nut. The design eliminates banding and provides consistent, even clamping pressure.
The new flange clamps are compatible with Hypro Universal Flange gaskets and Banjo gaskets, and are available in 1-inch and 1.5-inch sizes. All are rated at 70 degrees Fahrenheit and 150 pounds per square inch.
For more information, contact a dealer or visit www.pentair.com.
EPA approves herbicide designed for sugarbeets
Sugarbeet growers looking for post-emergence control of their fields’ toughest weeds—including lambsquarter, giant foxtail, waterhemp as well as other small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses—have yet another tool for the growing season.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Warrant herbicide for use in sugarbeets. Warrant is an encapsulated acetochlor, first introduced by Monsanto in 2010, that has been used on millions of acres to control weeds in cotton, soybeans and grain sorghum.
Sugarbeet growers asked Monsanto to pursue expanding the Warrant label to include their crop, said Austin Horn, Monsanto’s marketing manager for selective herbicides. The importance of using multiple modes of actions in a weed management program is important. Weed competition can dramatically reduce sugarbeet root yield. Even a few weeds left in the field can reduce sugarbeet yield. The longer weeds remain in the field, the greater the impact. It is vital to maintain a weed-free period after emergence to preserve yield potential. Warrant’s application window in sugarbeets is from the 2-8 leaf stage, with 4-6 leaf as the optimal timing. Sugarbeets cannot be replanted after spraying Warrant herbicide.
Warrant’s rate is 3 to 4 pints per application, not to exceed three applications or 8 pints in a single season. For more information, see a representative
Precision potassium fertilizer unveiled by company
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, St. Johns, Michigan, has announced the release of Kalibrate, a soil applied potassium fertilizer that contains 6 percent sulfur.
With compatibility and efficacy when combined with many other AgroLiquid products, Kalibrate provides growers timely application options that can address most nutrient needs. Kalibrate supplies usable potassium and sulfur when applied in strip-till, planter-time, and side-dress applications. It is also effective when broadcast or injected through fertigation; making it a potassium source for all soil-based cropping systems.
Performance and application flexibility are achieved through advanced manufacturing processes that utilize nutrient synergy and proprietary AgroLiquid chelating technology. In most soil environments Kalibrate will eliminate the need for additional potassium applications. Kalibrate’s lower freezing point and ability to come back into solution even after freezing makes it well-suited for fall and early-season delivery in northern climates.
For more information, see a representative or visit: http://www.agroliquid.com/products/kalibrate.
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