Firm receives patent on herbicide active ingredient
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a global provider of bio-based pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announces the issuance of a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for sarmentine, the active ingredient in its new bioherbicide, currently identified as MBI-011. Sarmentine is one of three herbicidal products that MBI, of Davis, Calif., has under development for commercialization.
The herbicidal activity of sarmentine was discovered by two MBI chemists. It was isolated from the extract of a pepper species (Piper longum L.), but also has been isolated from other Piper species. The MBI-011 technical grade active ingredient (“TGAI”) and “end product” formulations were submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency in December 2012 for registration as a herbicide. The pending registration is for control of annual and perennial grass and broadleaf weeds in the agricultural, turf and ornamental, as well as consumer home and garden markets.
For more information, circle A in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 530-750-2800 or visit www.marronebioinnovations.com.
Johnson Concrete Waterer
Johnson Concrete Waterer, Hastings, Neb., has introduced a J210SS horse waterer. Polyurethane insulation, easy clean stainless steel trough, epoxy painted, chamfered edges, and a 21-inch by 21-inch by 26-inch size makes it ideal for a stall or paddock installation. The waterer is available in electric or constant flow models. For more information, circle C in the Reader Reply Coupon, call 800-752-1670 or visit www.johnsonconcreteproducts.com.
Canadian farmers get soybean boost
Farmers in Canada will have access to the latest in soybean technology as Dow AgroSciences LLC and MS Technologies LLC have received approval for Enlist E3 soybeans.
The companies anticipate launching Enlist E3 soybeans in 2015, contingent on approvals in key export geographies. Enlist E3 soybean cultivation registrations are also being sought in the United States, Brazil and other South American countries.
The Enlist E3 trait stack confers tolerance to 2,4-D, glyphosate, and glufosinate. A molecular stack brings three herbicide tolerances via a single transgenic event. Because the Enlist E3 trait is a single genetic event, breeding efforts can advance the performing soybean seeds for farmers.
Enlist is a next-generation system that combines innovative traits, herbicides, and stewardship to deliver weed control that farmers need now while sustaining beneficial farming practices. Enlist corn and Enlist soybean traits were approved in October 2012 in Canada for food, feed, and environmental release and Enlist Duo herbicide was approved in Canada in May 2013.
For more information, circle D in the Reader Reply Coupon, contact a dealer or visit www.dowagro.com.
Potato potassium uptake tool available
Great Salt Lakes Minerals, an Overland Park, Kan. division of Compass Minerals, has launched a mobile tool designed to help potato growers and crop consultants make more accurate soil nutrient decisions and maximize yield potential.
The potato potassium uptake calculator is available or is available for download to an iPad device via the Apple App Store for iPad. Those who wish to download the application to an iPad can visit the Apple App Store.
Numerous university studies have documented the benefits of proper potassium fertilization in potato production. Potassium availability influences the tuber size and yield, in addition to a number of tuber quality factors such as specific gravity, blackspot bruise susceptibility, chip and fry color and storage quality. Potassium deficiencies decrease photosynthesis, reducing dry matter and starch formation.
For more information, circle E in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a dealer or visit www.textbookpotatoes.com.
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc. is adding Ontrac Cell
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc., a Deshler, Neb. manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems, is adding Ontrac Cell to its line of remote management products working to provide growers with real-time monitor and control of their irrigation operation. The full product line is designed to integrate into Reinke and non-Reinke machines. Ontrac Cell gives growers access to check their irrigation status through the use of a cell phone, smartphone, tablet device, laptop or desktop computer. The program provides easy access to basic controls and monitoring on most brands of pivots through cellular networks. Ontrac Cell features include: Start, stop, GPS position, direction, pressure, rain and power; capability to receive text or email alerts; access through a secure website. For more information, circle B in the Reader Reply Coupon, see a dealer or visit www.reinke.com.
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