May Wes Mass Flow Sensor Impact Plate
IMPACT PLATE—May Wes Manufacturing, a division of Pride Solutions, Hutchinson, Minn., has developed a replacement poly shield for the mass seed flow sensor on John Deere combines. It is an economical replacement part alternative, compared to purchasing the entire OEM assembly. The May Wes Mass Flow Sensor Impact Plate includes a pre-drilled poly plate with hardware. For more information, call 800-788-6483, or visit www.maywes.com.
Polymer chemistry debuts
AgXplore International developed CrossLink Technology. AgXplore is releasing a polymer chemistry that will be a complete delivery system in the field.
Super absorbent polymers (SAPs) make up CrossLink Technology. They are compounds that absorb and retain large amounts of liquid relative to their own mass size. They are lightly cross-linked networks of hydrophilic polymer chains. The material is biodegradable which is an important focus in research because of the attention towards environmental protection issues.
CrossLink Technology will advance the efficiency of AgXplore's NZONE Nitrogen Management as well as their newest product, Prevent Phosphate Management Aid. Dry down time is critical to both of these products and the CrossLink Technology will enhance the product performance for maximum crop quality and yield. AgXplore will patent this process on their proprietary NZONE and Prevent products.
AgXplore manufactures and markets nitrogen management aids, nutritional fertilizers, adjuvants and micronutrients.
For more information, call 573-357-4506 or visit www.agxplore.com.
Fungicides provide disease control, yield increases
Three years of research show Priaxor fungicide and Merivon fungicide provided effective disease control and consistent yield increases in a wide range of crops.
Priaxor research was conducted on row crops-focusing primarily on soybeans-as well as on some specialty crops, such as potatoes and tomatoes. Merivon research was conducted on specialty crops, specifically pome and stone fruits.
"Three years of research shows the long-lasting preventative and disease-stopping protection of Priaxor and Merivon," said Nick Fassler, Technical Market Manager, BASF. "Research confirms Priaxor and Merivon will be effective tools to protect crops from yield-robbing diseases, helping growers maximize their crop potential."
Priaxor and Merivon are premixes composed of pyraclostrobin-the active ingredient found in Headline fungicide and Cabrio EG fungicide-and Xemium fungicide, a new active ingredient in the carboxamide family.
To evaluate the effectiveness of Priaxor on soybeans, trials were conducted across the country over the past three years. Overall, research showed superior disease control and plant health benefits in soybeans. From 2009-2011, soybeans treated with Priaxor showed nearly 17 percent less severity of Septoria brown spot and 13 percent decrease in the severity of frogeye leaf spot and compared to untreated soybean acres.
Recent Priaxor trials show lower levels of disease prevalence and improved Plant Health benefits, resulting in consistent yield increases compared to untreated crops. In more than 60 recent trials, Priaxor yielded higher than the untreated acre 87 percent of the time. In comparison, the current leader in the soybean market, Headline fungicide, outperformed the untreated acre 83 percent of the time.
Priaxor has shown consistent and effective disease control in a variety of other row crops, including corn. Research has shown Priaxor to be effective in controlling several troublesome corn diseases, including gray leaf spot, common rust, and Northern and Southern corn leaf blight. Research confirmed high yield potentials and maximum protection with an early application of Priaxor at V5 followed by Headline AMP fungicide applied at tassel.
Sequential fungicide applications are an effective way for growers to control disease and increase yield potential, especially for those managing for high yield, growing continuous corn or with history of difficult diseases, including anthracnose. A recent trial in Kentucky following this sequential application treatment in corn yielded 34.1 bu/A increase over the untreated check. Although these results are not typical, the trend towards increased yield has proven consistent.
Priaxor was found to be effective at controlling early blight and black dot in potatoes as well as powdery mildew and black mold in tomatoes.
For more information, call a local sales representative or visit http://agproducts.basf.us or www.basf.us.
Herbicides receive EPA registration
Syngenta in North America announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ herbicides. Powered by Callisto Plant Technology, these products will deliver broad-spectrum residual weed control and application flexibility that will help U.S. farmers grow more corn.
"Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ demonstrate the same performance, residual control, application flexibility and crop safety as market-leading Lexar and Lumax herbicides, but with the added benefit of improved handling," said Gordon Vail, technical asset lead, Syngenta. "Based on the same patented capsule-suspension formulation technology as Halex GT herbicide, these extensively tested formulations are designed to minimize the effects of overwintering and maximize compatibility with many nitrogen fertilizers and other critical tank-mix partners."
Each containing three active ingredients, Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ are highly effective tools to help farmers manage weeds becoming harder to control with glyphosate alone.
"This combination provides multiple modes of action for more effective residual control than competitive corn herbicides on tough grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds such as waterhemp, lambsquarters and foxtails," said John Foresman, asset lead, Syngenta. "Both are targeted for weed biotypes like waterhemp that are tolerant or resistant to glyphosate, ALS-inhibiting, PPO and triazine herbicides."
Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ feature unmatched application flexibility and excellent crop safety, even in adverse weather conditions. Each can be applied at a full rate pre-emergence, at a foundation rate followed by Halex GT or tank mixed with glyphosate (Touchdown or Roundup brand herbicides) as a post-emergence application, providing an application window that ranges from 14 days pre-plant up to 12-inch corn.
Lexar EZ and Lumax EZ are registered for use in field corn, seed corn, sweet corn, yellow popcorn and grain sorghum. Refer to the product label for application instructions.
For more information, call a local sales representative or visit www.callistoplanttechnology.com.
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