Crop roundup: multi-hybrid planter
New wheat herbicide, new sorghum and corn hybrids, multi-hybrid planter, and new partnerships all on the horizon.
Zidua herbicide receives federal registration for wheat
BASF announced that Zidua herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for spring and winter wheat.
Zidua herbicide provides wheat growers with a tool to fight tough to control weeds like Italian ryegrass, annual bluegrass and canarygrass. In addition, Zidua herbicide suppresses many broadleaf and grasses in wheat including brome species, wild oat, foxtail species, kochia, pigweed, chickweed, henbit and wild mustard. Zidua herbicide was previously registered only for use in corn and soybeans.
Zidua herbicide utilizes a unique class of chemistry – pyroxasulfone. More than 10 years of research and field trials by BASF have demonstrated that Zidua herbicide provides excellent residual control of resistant weeds like Italian ryegrass.
“Wheat growers now have access to a new residual tool for long-lasting weed control with Zidua herbicide,” said Greg Armel, Technical Market Manager, BASF. “The pyroxasulfone in Zidua herbicide helps control Italian ryegrass weed populations, even those populations resistant to ALS-inhibitor and ACCase herbicides.”
Zidua herbicide is an inhibitor of very long-chain fatty acids, which controls susceptible germinating seedlings as they emerge from the soil. It is recommended for use in wheat as a delayed preemergence or post-emergence application. Zidua herbicide is an outstanding tank-mix partner for growers seeking extra residual activity on tough weeds in wheat.
Raven Industries and Kinze Manufacturing partner to bring new multi-hybrid planter
Raven Industries, Inc. announced a collaboration with Kinze Manufacturing,
Inc. to bring a new multi-hybrid planter control system to Kinze's world-leading product offering. In the summer of 2013, Raven introduced the first commercially available multi-hybrid planter solution that allows growers to switch between two hybrids on the fly.
As part of the collaboration, Raven will be the technology provider for
Kinze's new 4900 series multi-hybrid concept planters being tested with select North American producers in the spring of 2014. This planter will be the first to offer producers this capability as a factory-installed option. In addition, Beck's Hybrids, the world's largest family-owned independent seed company, will be providing their agronomic expertise to strengthen their position as a leader in multi-hybrid planting as well as seed selection. Beck's introduced their first multi-hybrid planter in 2012 and will be starting their third year of testing in 2014.
"Multi-hybrid technology allows corn planting to include precision hybrid placement," said Jason Webster, Central Illinois Practical Farm Research director for Beck's Hybrids. "Placing the correct corn hybrid is one of the most important decisions a grower can make each and every year. Our multi-hybrid testing at Beck's has shown significant yield gains and profitability by changing corn hybrid placement on the fly based upon varying degrees of yield potential throughout a field."
"We're very excited to see a quick adoption of this ground-breaking technology with one of the world's leading manufacturers, Kinze. Growers will quickly realize the benefits of a multi-hybrid system and the resulting ROI through the use of that technology," said Matt Burkhart, vice president and general manager for Raven's Applied Technology Division.
To learn more about Raven Industries and their multi-hybrid planter
system, please visit ravenprecision.com.
NuTech Seed Introduces YieldLeader Precision Placement Tool powered by MyFarms
NuTech Seed, LLC is launching YieldLeader, a Web-based precision placement tool program powered by MyFarms, to their dealers and customers this season.
MyFarms, a leader in Data-Driven Farming, serves growers and their suppliers by delivering security, accuracy, and convenience. With the help of their dealer, growers can review, select and place unique NuTech Seed hybrids based on soil type, management practices, diseases and pests, as well as desired agronomic characteristics. Utilizing this program will help NuTech Seed growers increase their accuracy and efficiency, while ultimately increasing yield potential and adding convenience.
“The YieldLeader placement tool allows our growers to better use the field data they have collected over the years, combine it with all the great genetics and choices that NuTech offers, and use this information to make better decisions on their hybrid placement,” says Gene Kassmeyer, director of products for NuTech Seed. “Growers can use this tool and technology to get suggestions on hybrids in minutes rather than hours. Time is valuable to farmers and every minute counts.”
“With ever increasing access to new technologies and devices, having a program for farmers to access anywhere will be more important down the road,” says Tim Elliott, general manager for NuTech Seed. “The YieldLeader precision placement tool allows our dealers and growers to access their farm data from just about anywhere, at any time, as well as record notes about their day-to-day operations.”
DuPont Pioneer Introduces Two New Sorghum Hybrids
New Products Developed for Yield and Stress Tolerance
DuPont Pioneer continues its commitment to sorghum growers with the introduction of two new hybrids for 2014: