Author Archives: Kathy Meyer

About Kathy Meyer

Meyer is a freelance writer for Lobo Communications, Inc., Manchester, MO.

New Fungicide Products For 2012

BASF plans to launch its new Priaxor fungicide for soybeans, cereals and other row crops in second quarter 2012, pending EPA registration, according to Nick Fassler, technical market manager for fungicides at BASF. Priaxor will be powered by the new active ingredient, Xemium, which provides continuous protection and long-lasting control of a broad range of

Fungicides Can Boost Health, Reduce Risk

It sometimes may feel like a precarious situation when determining how to recommend fungicide investments to your growers. Yet, when you have the best knowledge of industry experts on your side, you can proceed with confidence. Here’s the advice of several we interviewed. Retailer Perspectives “We recommend that growers start by selecting hybrids and varieties

For Adjuvants, It’s A New World

Getting the best return for your growers’ herbicide investment gives value to using adjuvants. And now that agriculture is dealing with glyphosate resistance, many different herbicides are being used in a tank mix, and those products may react differently to various adjuvants. We gathered advice from distributors and other industry experts to help you sort

New Herbicides For 2012

Axial Star herbicide — Axial Star herbicide serves as the foundation for an effective weed control program, helping simplify the complexity of weed management in wheat (excluding durum), winter wheat and barley. Axial Star will help manage the toughest weeds while providing crop rotation flexibility next season. Fierce herbicide — The new Valent option, pending

Herbicide Systems Define Weed Control For 2012

From waterhemp, to worries, to workable solutions, multiple modes of action are key to weed control and gaining that extra bushel per acre in the coming growing season. Historic commodity prices and sizzling land values should make additional input investments profitable. Experts across the country weigh in with developing insight on weed resistance management, new

Adjuvants, Specialty Inputs Gain Ground

With current corn and soybean commodity prices, anything is possible, right? Well, you know much more goes into the equation. Input costs for seed, fertilizer, fuel, weed and pest control, etc., continue to off-set potential profit margin. And, no one can predict Mother Nature’s seasonal effects. Nevertheless, strong commodity prices will drive growers to consider

2011 Fungicide Review

Recommendations and selling strategies for pest disease control in the upcoming growing season will likely reflect a new outlook for many of you. New fungicide preventive treatments, products, label modifications and management practices continue to evolve. With current commodities prices and increasing yield potential, it’s a new climate for the way growers think about this

Insects Weave A Tangled Web

You’re well aware insects exemplify Mother Nature’s authority to balance the environment. Controlling these pests enhances your growers’ efforts to protect and boost crop yields. To help get a handle on 2011 strategies, we’ve gathered the latest findings and recommendations from experts who make managing crop bugs their business. Insect pressure in 2010 in some

Resolving Herbicide Issues

From weather to weeds to worries, 2010 taught us valuable lessons in crop protection. It’s time now to turn that insight into action to address your growers’ top concerns heading into 2011. No doubt, there’s a lot to consider as you weigh herbicide options: New products, new manufacturer programs, new recommendations and everything else that