Growers looking to increase their water management capabilities and know more about how and when to water their crops will soon have a more efficient and cost-saving solution to consider. Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., Deshler, Nebraska, a leading manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, will soon introduce ReinSense, a soil moisture monitoring product in partnership with IRROMETER Company, Inc. and iDUS Controls, LTD. ReinSense is an in-field sensing device designed to monitor and collect underground soil moisture data through a smart radio network. Solar-powered nodes work to collect the site-specific data that is then is transferred and housed on a server, supplying the grower with real-time access to their soil moisture data through registered online or text alerts. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.reinke.com/irrigation-products/soil-moisture.
May Wes Manufacturing, Hutchinson, Minnesota, is now providing injection molded pickup bands that are direct replacements for metal OEM, and they are available for John Deere, Case IH, New Holland, New Idea, Challenger and Hesston. The poly pickup bands are a half-inch thick and have an additional quarter-inch reinforced support ring on the inside to strengthen and maintain its shape. For more information, see a dealer or visit www.maywes.com/pickup_bands.
Ag chemical company gets green light for new insecticide
Dow AgroSciences, Indianapolis, Indiana, announced the Environmental Protection Agency has approved federal registration for Seeker insecticide with Isoclast active. Seeker provides effective, long-lasting control of troublesome insects such as aphids, beetles and weevils.
Seeker is powered by two modes of action that enhance pest control by moving up into new plant growth and throughout the canopy, which provides quick knockdown of targeted pests with the benefit of extended residual control.
Seeker will be available for use in soybeans, wheat, and canola for the 2014 growing season. Additional crops are anticipated for the future. Seeker provides insect control through both contact and ingestion activity, and maintains its effectiveness after rainfall or irrigation due to excellent rainfastness. Seeker also does not flare other secondary pests. In addition, Seeker will offer tank-mix compatibility with nutrients, adjuvants and other pesticides, including fungicides.
A planned approach of mixing the insecticide with an effective fungicide can help control both insects and diseases with a single application. Isoclast active designates that Seeker contains sulfoxaflor as one of its active ingredients. Isoclast belongs to a novel chemical class called sulfoximines, discovered by Dow AgroSciences, and offers effective control of many important sap-feeding pests and can be used in a large number of major crops.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.dowagro.com.
Enrofloxacin generic offered with caution
A generic form of an injectable antimicrobial product containing enrofloxacin has recently been introduced to the market—Enroflox 100 (enrofloxacin). While the product is approved by the FDA for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and swine respiratory disease (SRD), there are differences in claims between this product and Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable.
It is very important that producers are aware of the differences because the administration of the generic product for an unapproved use is in conflict with federal law.
Baytril 100, of Bayer HealthCare LLC, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, is the only enrofloxacin approved to treat Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M.hyo) and Bordetella bronchiseptica (B. bronchiseptica), two of the six major bacteria that cause SRD in swine.
Baytril 100 is approved to be used both as multi-day treatment (daily dosing), and as a single-day treatment for BRD in cattle. The generic product does not have an approved usage for a single-day BRD treatment, so it must be given daily over the course of therapy. Baytril 100 is also approved for use in the control of BRD (commonly referred to as metaphylaxis) in high-risk beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. The generic form of enrofloxacin does not have this approved usage.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.bayer-ah.com.
Company's technology can track environmental factors
Innvictis Crop Care, LLC, Windsor, Colorado, has launched a patented and proprietary technology developed to mitigate pesticide loss and poor performance due to stressful environmental conditions.
The technology is premixed into crop protection products where systemic activity is key to product performance. Innvictis’ technology attaches to the pesticide molecule and leads it through the plant for greater systemicity and better activity. Innvictis’ Avenger is a three-way mixture of Imidacloprid, bifenthrin and S3. The Avenger S3 demonstrated a 60 percent level of plant uptake. The benefit is that under stressful conditions; whether hot or dry, cold or wet or low water volumes, the droplets that do hit the target are highly active and help mitigate the environmental challenges.
This results in increased efficacy and better control.
Innvictis has received federal registration for its Avatar product, a herbicide that combines the active ingredient clethodim with S Technology creating a “supercharged” post grass herbicide.
For more information, see a representative or visit www.innvictis.com.
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