BASF announces its 2008 application requirements for Headline fungicide in corn. As the market leader in corn fungicides, BASF continues to invest time and research into supporting its product portfolio, including Headline. The 2008 requirements build on that deep understanding of corn fungicide application due to more than 5,000 on-farm trials on a quarter-million acres
Biofuel demand powers top Texas production for 2007. For the first time in history, projections show the Texas agriculture industry will surpass $100 billion in economic impact for the state. This is well above the highest previous level of $85 billion in 2004 and a significant increase over 2005 and 2006, when drought plagued Texas.
PotashCorp, headquartered in a Saskatoon, SK, Canada, has been recognized as a leader in corporate transparency. Its 2006 corporate reporting has been given the Award of Excellence in the Mining Category from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). The company also received an Honourable Mention for electronic disclosure, in particular the company’s Web site,
Topcon wins huge handheld geographic information systems (GIS) bid in Europe. The country of Romania has acquired 530 hand-held GMS-2 GIS instruments from Topcon in what was described as one of the world’s largest GIS data collection system sales. Two Topcon distributors — the Czech exclusive distributor GEODIS BRNO and its Romanian daughter company GEODIS
One independent seed corn company’s new hybrids earn a biotech designation. Many of the hybrids in Wyffels Hybrids’ 2008 lineup will qualify for the Biotech Yield Endorsement (BYE) pilot program. Wyffels, headquartered in Geneseo, IL, is one of the nation’s largest independent seed corn companies. The BYE program, launched by USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA),
World food supply is shrinking, UN agency warns. In an "unforeseen and unprecedented" shift, the world food supply is dwindling rapidly and food prices are soaring to historic levels, the United Nations’ top food and agriculture official warns in a New York Times report. Jacques Diouf, head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization,
New field trial research shows growers are embracing the new corn rootworm technology. In just its second year on the market, HERCULEX XTRA Insect Protection has captured nearly 20% of the nation’s corn acres containing a corn rootworm trait, according to independent market research. The acceptance of HERCULEX XTRA by growers is due to its
EPA has approved the registration of Volta, a sulfonylurea herbicide. Volta herbicide is manufactured by Rotam North America, Inc., the crop protection unit of the Rotam Group. It is the second product from Rotam in the sulfonylurea herbicide class. A postemergence broadleaf herbicide containing thifensulfuron-methyl, Volta can be used in preplant burndown and postharvest applications
The deadline to get on board with the Chemical Security Assessment will be here before you know it. Jan. 21 is the deadline for retailers to register with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and complete a Top-Screen assessment if they carry specific products on-site. The list of chemicals of concern, known as Appendix
Two new soybean herbicides from DuPont Crop Protection offer weed resistance management. DuPont has received EPA registration approval for two soybean preemergence herbicides. Enlite and Envive herbicides feature two modes of action that will provide longer lasting, more consistent early season control of weeds that have developed tolerance and/or resistance to glyphosate and ALS chemistries.