ROTARY CUTTERS—Land Pride, a division of Great Plains Mfg., introduces the RCF30 Series and RCF36 Series Rotary Cutters, available in 96-inch or 10-foot cutting widths. Both offer 3-point, pull-type and semi-mount models, with blade tip speeds exceeding 17,000 fpm. Flat-top, 10-gauge decks with one-quarter-inch side skirts are standard with optional front and rear guards. For more information, circle A on the Reader Reply Coupon, call 785-823-3276 or visit www.landpride.com.
LIVESTOCK FEED—Zinpro Corporation introduces 4-Plex C, a trace mineral product for dairy, beef, equine and goats that is twice as concentrated at regular 4-Plex for more space in feed pre-mixes and microingredient machines. Availa ZN 120 and ZINPRO 120 are new concentrations of Availa-Zn 100 and ZINPRO 100. All new formulations feature MicroTracer technology for feed tracking and accountability. Zinpro products are now offered in new packaging as well. For more information, circle B on the Reader Reply Coupon, call 800-445-6145 or visit www.zinpro.com.
New class of chemistry controls weeds
Corn growers battling tough-to-control, small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses will have a powerful new tool, as BASF Crop Protection announced the federal registration of Zidua herbicide. Future registrations for use in soybean and wheat are anticipated in early 2013.
According to 10 years of research and field trials, the residual weed control provided by Zidua lasts up to two weeks longer than other herbicides currently on the market, which helps protect growers' yield potential. Research also shows that Zidua provides up to 10 percent better performance than other residual herbicides in controlling Palmer amaranth and waterhemp.
Nine states in the South have already reported resistant Palmer amaranth, and herbicide options for control have become increasingly limited. Meanwhile, glyphosate-resistant waterhemp is continuing to spread across the country. Of the 10 states that have now confirmed glyphosate-resistant waterhemp, three have waterhemp populations with resistance to multiple sites of action.
"With Zidua, growers have an additional site of action that provides outstanding residual control of small seeded broadleaves and grasses resistant to ALS-inhibitors, glyphosate, ACCase and triazines," said Bryan Perry, Zidua Marketing Manager, BASF. "Along with innovations like Kixor herbicide technology, Zidua helps meet the grower's need for new herbicides with different sites of action to manage weed resistance and better protect their fields."
Zidua sets a new standard for use flexibility. As the only solo pyroxasulfone product on the market, Zidua affords a wide application window from fall through early preplant to early post-emergence. This provides adaptability to a wide range of weed control needs and allows for precise placement of Zidua for the most effective weed control.
Zidua can also be applied with a range of use rates, allowing growers to select the best rate for their specific needs, based on soil textures in their fields.
"Some Zidua use rates are as much as 10 times lower than those of other residual herbicides," Perry said. "That can make a big difference to growers seeking to improve operational efficiencies."
Zidua is currently labeled only for use in corn. Future label expansions are being developed for use in cotton, soybeans and wheat, and being evaluated for uses in sunflowers, peanuts and other crops.
Zidua can be tank-mixed with Kixor products to form a preplant and preemerge combination that combats tough, resistant weeds with up to three different sites of action.
"Zidua is a powerful stand-alone product, but it can also be used as a perfect complement to Kixor," said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market Manager, BASF. "Growers will now be able to combine the fast, effective burndown and enhanced residual control benefits of Kixor with the residual control of Zidua for long-lasting weed control. That's a very strong combination for keeping weeds at bay that emerge throughout the growing season, like pigweed."
For more information, call a local sales representative or visit http://agproducts.basf.us.
Burrus Hybrids offers the first fully integrated field-level planting plan to help growers maximize yield.
Burrus is using the Data-Driven Farming System by MyFarms to combine proprietary product knowledge with the data farmers own and manage to improve crop production. MyFarms was created to make it safe and easy for family farms and their advisors to increase yield by embracing Data-Driven Farming practices such as site-specific hybrid placement and planting rates.
A Burrus product recommendation now leverages proprietary test plot data and product ratings to help customers quickly discover the best seed variety and planting rate for each field. The solution combines on-farm data such as soil types, field and equipment details, and farm-specific management practices with regional product performance ratings managed by Burrus to quickly find the best product combination for each field.
Seed performance can vary dramatically by soil type and production management method. The Burrus and MyFarms partnership is enabling growers to make decisions that increase profitability while maximizing the world's food, fuel and fiber supply.
The real beauty of MyFarms is that it simplifies the selection process for the farmer and makes a recommendation not just for a choice, but for the most productive choice.
For more information, call 877-428-7787, or visit www.burrusseed.com or www.MyFarms.com.
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