FUEL EFFICIENCY—Challenger, a brand of AGCO, introduces four new models to the MT500D Series of wheeled tractors. They offer 110 to 125 PTO horsepower and are 6 to 8 percent more fuel-efficient. They are ideal for tough chores in the field and around the farmyard. The MT515D, MT525D, MT535D and MT545D all feature Tier 4i emissions-compliant AGCO POWER 6.6 liter engines. These use second-generation e3 selective catalytic reduction clean-air technology. The system monitors exhaust and adjusts diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) treatment in real time for improved emissions, minimal maintenance, reduced fuel consumption and DEF use efficiency. For more information, call a local dealer, or visit www.challenger-ag.com.
POST DRIVER—Rhino Tool Company introduces the Rhino GPD-30 Gas Powered Driver. This lightweight, compact driver is designed with a 2-inch chuck for the most commonly driven posts. It is powered by a Honda 4-cycle engine, and weighs only 35 pounds when fully fueled. It does not require additional equipment. For more information, call 309-853-5555, or visit www.rhinotool.com.
Enzyme improves starch use in dairy cows
DSM Nutritional Products offers RONOZYME RumiStar as an effective tool for optimizing starch utilization in the dairy cow.
RONOZYME RumiStar, a natural enzyme produced by fermentation, is classified as a mono component-amylase. It works by catalyzing the hydrolysis of starch to mono- and oligosaccharides. RONOZYME RumiStar is stable and highly active under ruminal conditions. Research conducted at leading universities worldwide with RONOZYME RumiStar shows increased feed and starch efficiencies as well as increased fiber digestibility, allowing for lower starch and higher forage diets to be fed. Because starch contributes a substantial percentage (50 to 75 percent) of the energy value of grain and corn silage, using RONOZYME RumiStar to improve corn starch utilization can increase bottom line profitability by reducing feed costs overall.
For more information, call 612-860-8692, or visit www.DSM.com.
Corn approved to use new insect protection technology
U.S. and Canadian farmers can now plan for 2013 spring planting with Pioneer brand corn products featuring Optimum AcreMax XTreme insect protection technology. DuPont Pioneer recently received all necessary regulatory approvals for import into major world markets of grain grown from Optimum AcreMax XTreme products. All necessary state approvals have also been received, allowing growers to plant products with this technology.
"This innovative product will further support the Pioneer goal of helping North American corn growers achieve ultimate simplicity while maximizing corn yields across their entire operation in 2013," said Josh St. Peters, DuPont Pioneer corn marketing manager.
Optimum AcreMax XTreme products offer growers a single-bag refuge option in areas of the Corn Belt requiring protection from both above- and below-ground insects.
The latest offering in a robust lineup of insect protection solutions, Optimum AcreMax XTreme technology provides two unique modes of action for above-ground insect control, and two individual modes of action for below-ground insect control. Optimum AcreMax XTreme corn products integrate a high-yielding Pioneer hybrid with a similar non-Bt hybrid acting as the in-bag 5 percent refuge. The primary hybrid is a trusted, excellent performing Pioneer corn product containing Herculex XTRA insect protection (combining the Herculex I and Herculex RW traits) in combination with YieldGard Corn Borer insect protection and the Agrisure RW trait.
Optimum AcreMax XTreme products also offer herbicide tolerant traits--Roundup Ready 2 and LibertyLink traits--including those hybrids acting as the refuge plants.
"By blending the refuge in the bag, Optimum AcreMax XTreme products assure that refuge requirements are met, reducing the risk of insect resistance while working to extend the durability of in-plant protection technologies," St. Peters said. "All of this contributes to maximum yields across growers' entire operations and helps producers simplify planting."
For more information, call a local sales representative or visit www.dupont.com.
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