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Loftness, Hector, Minn., has introduced the GrainLogix GBU10 grain bag unloader with an improved drive system and it can remove grain from 10-foot-diameter grain bags. The GBU10 includes a 10-inch-diameter cross auger with a reconfigured drive to ensure various crops are evenly unloaded from the bag. The cross auger transfers grain to the 17-inch discharge auger, which then delivers it to a trailer or grain cart. The unit transfers grain at rates up to 8,500 bushels per hour, helping it to fill a 1,000-bushel trailer in about seven minutes. The GBU10 features a new hydraulically driven gearbox drive. The bag roller contains welded teeth to ensure the bag is held securely, and the ends are capped to prevent the bag from overrunning the roller. For more information, call 800-828-7624 or visit

Customizing seed treatments can control pests, diseases

Different geographies, crops and management styles face different pest and disease challenges, so one seed treatment may not be the best for all situations. With STI Customized seed treatments from West Central, Inc., Willmar, Minn., producers do not have to choose one seed treatment option.

STI Customized provides treatments for soybeans, wheat, dry edible beans and potatoes. Applying seed treatments on soybeans will allow producers to plant earlier in colder soils and protect yield potential. West Central, Inc. uses products from partners like Nufarm to provide actives with formulation and stabilization technology. In addition, West Central is the industry leader in customized seed treatments with the experience and expertise to provide support for its customized seed treatments for soybeans, wheat, dry edible beans and potatoes.

The customized seed treatments allow ag retailers to meet their customers’ needs.

West Central, Inc. is a wholesale distributor of crop protection products, crop nutrient products, micronutrients, seed treatments and inoculants. West Central, Inc. provides products to 22 states from the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest. Nufarm Americas, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nufarm Limited, a manufacturer, supplier and marketer of crop protection products based in Australia. Nufarm is recognized as one of the leading agricultural and turf chemical manufacturers in the world.

Nufarm Americas, Inc. formulates products that serve the agricultural, professional turf, vegetation management and forestry markets in the United States. For more information, 952-250-2529 or visit

New brand for feed additives released

Cargill Animal Nutrition, through its Provimi business, has introduced PROMOTE, a global brand and line of feed additives designed to help bring the industry’s most innovative and impactful feed-additive solutions to animal producers, feed manufacturers and retailers.

Feed additives play an increasingly important role in animal nutrition as livestock producers seek new ways to improve performance and feed conversion and address changing consumer demands. PROMOTE is part of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s commitment to serve customers as a trusted advisor and source of innovation. Benefit categories and specific products included in the PROMOTE line of additives available in the United States:

Essential-oil and organic acid-based products for monogastrics designed to promote growth and gut health—Biacid, Provimax, Cinergy, Prohacid.

The exclusive poultry performance-enhancing additive, Aloapur, in collaboration with Purac Corbion.

Proviox, a natural antioxidant for the animal.

PROMOTE forage preservatives are offered in selected countries to protect dairy and beef producers’ nutrient investments.

A differentiating aspect of PROMOTE will be Cargill Animal Nutrition’s approach to product development.

The brand will focus on bringing to market the most promising additive technologies, whether they are internally developed or sourced from external partners.

PROMOTE benefits from Cargill and Provimi’s respective leadership in animal-nutrition research and feed-additives development, and will help provide customers with greater certainty in product application.

For more information, see a representative or visit

Company extends residual herbicide agreement

MANA, of Raleigh, N.C., extended its collaboration agreement with Monsanto for the inclusion of Cotoran 4L, Direx 4L and Pyrimax 3.2L cotton herbicides under the Roundup Ready PLUS Weed Management Solutions platform through 2016.

In 2014, cotton growers will receive a $2 per acre incentive when using Cotoran 4L, Direx 4L and Pyrimax 3.2L following Roundup Ready PLUS recommendations for glyphosate-resistant and tough-to-control weeds. New to the 2014 MANA/Monsanto partnership will be an expanded geography that includes Texas and Arizona.

The Roundup Ready PLUS platform will continue to provide options for Southeast and Delta cotton farmers.

Specific to resistance management in cotton, experts advise growers to approach every field proactively and use a residual herbicide at the ideal time for peak product performance.

Cotoran 4L, applied pre-emergence, provides economical control of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds, especially glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed. It offers up to two and a half weeks of residual activity and can be tank mixed with other herbicides to broaden control.

Direx 4L is the preferred diuron product for Roundup Ready PLUS and one of the best known herbicide performer against glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed and marestail (horseweed). Direx 4L can be applied as a pre-plant, pre-emergence or post-directed application from 6-inch cotton to layby. It can deliver up to three and a half weeks of residual activity.

Pyrimax 3.2L is a popular glyphosate-resistance management tool with broad flexibility in application methods and timing, which can be used pre-emergence or post-emergence. Pyrimax 3.2L is proven to control a wide spectrum of weeds including Palmer pigweed, and is the preferred tank mix partner with Cotoran 4L to broaden control on fields showing signs of resistance.

For more information, contact a representative or visit


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