MICRONUTRIENTS—Nutra-Flo launches the MicroSolutions micronutrients line of products. The chelated micronutrients are high efficiency so growers can use less product per acre versus non-chelated nutrients. Growers can also blend MicroSolutions with their liquid fertilizer to correct or prevent micronutrient deficiencies, reducing stress for crop growth. The chelated micronutrients include: copper, calcium, boron, iron, manganese, zinc and RGS (Nutra-Flo’s zinc ammine acetate product), as well as specialty mixes for corn and soybeans. For more information, call a local fertilizer sales representative,
or visit www.liquidmicros.com.
PRECISION APPLICATION—AMVAC Chemical Corporation’s SmartBox closed-application and handling system now offers a large-format 5-inch color display, user-friendly menu-driven interface, simplified cabling and by-the-row control capabilities for maximum application flexibility. The SmartBox is designed for precise, closed-delivery application of soil insecticides and offers individual control of up to 48 precision electronic SmartBox row meters or up to 48 multi-row groupings. New features include row shut-off capabilities when used with row clutches. For more information, call 888-SMARTBOX (888-762-7826) or visit www.smartboxsystem.com.
Extend the life of transfer pumps
The new 3376 Series Cleanload chemical eduction system allows farmers to mix liquid and dry chemicals safely and quickly at ground level. It features the new CycloRinse system which provides premium tank cleaning and meltdown of flowable powders, such as AMS, with an open lid for continuous chemical filling.
"The Cleanload extends the life of your transfer pumps by educting abrasive and corrosive chemicals downstream from the pump," said Jared Krueger, product manager at Hypro. "Using the Cleanload further improves the quality of your tank mix by bringing the concentrate into a supersaturated stream that is then dispersed into the tank in a clean and easy process."
The 3376 Series Cleanload is available with three different size eductors to match your application needs, each with a right-hand and a left-hand flow configuration. Choose the 8mm eductor for high-pressure, low-flow applications when using roller pumps or diaphragm pumps. The 11mm eductor is designed for use with on-board sprayer's high-pressure, high-flow applications. The 16mm eductor works with low-pressure, high-flow applications, such as transfer pump applications.
For more information, call 800-424-9776, or visit www.hypropumps.com.
New herbicide demos effective control
Results from more than 300 soybean field trials conducted in 2011 and 2012 show soybean growers there's hope for control of resistant weeds. Engenia herbicide, a technologically advanced dicamba formulation developed by BASF, demonstrated effective control of key broadleaf weeds including glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, and common and giant ragweed.
BASF anticipates the commercial launch of Engenia herbicide in the U.S. in 2014, in a complimentary time frame with the commercialization of dicamba-tolerant soybeans. BASF expects Engenia herbicide use on cotton in 2015 following the commercialization of dicamba-tolerant cotton.
Once registered, growers will be able to use Engenia herbicide as part of the dicamba-tolerant cropping system, currently in development, to protect yield potential and manage increasingly complex weed challenges. Engenia herbicide has excellent activity when applied to emerged broadleaf weeds and provides incremental soil residual activity to control weeds before they emerge. In fact, Engenia herbicide is more effective than 2, 4-D on problem weeds such as waterhemp. As part of an advanced weed control program including many of BASF's residual herbicides, growers can achieve greater than 95 percent control of both grasses and problematic broadleaf weeds.
"The use of herbicides with different or multiple sites of action, along with other agronomic practices, is an important strategy in weed resistance management and long-term product sustainability," said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market manager, BASF. "Engenia herbicide is anticipated to be labeled to be used alone, sequentially or tank mixed with other herbicides to effectively control weeds resistant to glyphosate, triazine, PPO and ALS herbicides."
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