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Using Seed Protection To Improve ROI

As seed has become one of a customer’s biggest investments each season, more soybean growers are doing everything they can to maintain their seed return on investment (ROI). This protection starts with effective seed treatments. This was the subject of a recent CropLife Media Group Webinar, “How to Use Seed Treatments to Improve Your Business,”

Down To A Seed Science

Many a dealer appreciates the biology and technology used to engineer a blow-out harvest for grower customers. But as the world of two yield enhancers in particular — seed genetics and now, planting equipment — grows more complex, so the price tag rises for staying savvy. In fact, dealers need to be experts in seed,

Seed Care 2.0

If students of agricultural history know anything, it’s that marketplace innovations happen. When some new area of business opportunity is discovered, the first stage usually involves just getting this money/time-saving idea out to the masses to see if it has any staying power or is merely a passing fad. Once this is determined, the successful

Monsanto, Bayer CropScience Enter Seed Treatment Agreement

Soybean growers now have access to a biological mode of action to help protect their crop from nematodes — as well as other pests — as part of an agreement made by Bayer CropScience LP and Monsanto Co. Offered with Monsanto’s Acceleron Seed Treatment Products for soybeans, Poncho/VOTiVO seed treatment from Bayer CropScience combines a

Dealers, Growers Tout Benefits Of Seed Treatment Products

Mike Schatzle’s Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans have shown great early emergence and are off to a strong, healthy stand. One factor, Schatzle says, is the early-season benefits offered by Acceleron Seed Treatment Products from Monsanto. “I planted Asgrow Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans treated with Acceleron Seed Treatment Products on May

Syngenta Launches New Seed Treatment

Syngenta has launched VIBRANCE, a proprietary seed treatment fungicide based on the new active ingredient sedaxane. VIBRANCE, which has been tailored specifically for the seed treatment market, protects major crops against a wide range of diseases carried in soil and air as well as against seed infection. Its properties also result in outstanding protection of

Bayer CropScience Adds Biological Seed Treatment

Bayer CropScience LP has finalized a licensing agreement with Heads Up Plant Protectants Inc. for access to Heads Up seed treatment. The terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. Heads Up contains a naturally occurring substance extracted from Chenopodium species. When applied to soybean seed, Heads Up triggers the crops’ defense systems against diseases upon

Stoller Introduces New Seed Treatment

StollerUSA has launched Bio-Forge ST, a new formulation of Bio-Forge specifically developed for growers interested in seed treatment application as a cost effective way to increase yields. Bio-Forge delivers yield-enhancing results on corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and most crops. In 2010 a growing number of farmers chose to use Bio-Forge as a seed treatment because

Monsanto, AgraQuest To Collaborate On New Seed Treatments

Monsanto Co. and AgraQuest Inc. have entered into a collaboration to evaluate the potential use of AgraQuest’s pipeline of biopesticide leads to develop seed treatments for Monsanto’s core crops and vegetables. The three-year deal is aimed at developing seed treatment products to control nematodes, disease and insects, and enhance plant growth and yield, using AgraQuest’s

ABM Introduces New Wheat Seed Treatment

Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) has introduced a new generation of wheat seed treatment to the marketplace: SabrEx. This root inoculant enhances wheat plant growth, increases fertilizer and water efficiency and creates bigger root systems, with a typical yield increase of four to five bushels per acre. “SabrEx is the newest result of a decade of