Approach fungicide introduced for 2013

From seed selection to fertility to crop protection inputs, maximizing production is more important to farmers now than ever before. DuPont Crop Protection is introducing a new fungicide in time for the 2013 growing season that Project Manager Todd Robran told Brownfield is unique in number of ways, giving growers a difference they’ll be able… Read more »

Syngenta offers integrative approach

Bruce Battles, Crop Specialist with Syngenta had plenty to talk to farmers about during Farm Progress Show. Battles told Brownfield that Syngenta can put a whole package together to address all farmer needs, from seed treatments to hybrids with rootworm management traits to direct injection of insecticide into starter fertilizer to deliver insecticide. Many farmers… Read more »

Genetics, traits and crop protection chemicals are important tools

Miloud Araba, Product Lead, Technical Traits for Syngenta was busy talking to farmers at the 2012 Farm Progress Show about solutions to help growers improve corn and soybean performance through genetics, traits, and crop protection chemicals.  Growers are investing heavily into crops, so protecting genetic potential through trait selection is very important.  A great concern… Read more »

Organic agriculture provides opportunity

Opportunity exists in organic agriculture, with double digit growth rates in almost every area of the industry. Currently, organic represents about 5% of agriculture in this country. Joe Pedretti, Organic Education Specialist with Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) told Brownfield he expects to see the percentage increase to 8 – 10% in the… Read more »

Winfield is data driven

Incremental changes in crop inputs and placement strategies can make a difference on any farm. During Farm Progress Show, Dave Gebhardt, Research Director for Winfield told Brownfield his company is data driven.  Recommendations made to farmers are backed up by data. In an extaordinary year like 2012, Gebhardt said knowledge, information and data will be… Read more »

Apache Sprayers get ‘Power to the Ground’

In an industry dominated by hydro-static driven sprayers, Apache Sprayers feature a mechanical drive. “It means taking the energy and the horsepower that’s produced in the engine and getting the maximum amount of power to the ground,” says Charlie May, marketing manager of Equipment Technologies, the home of Apache Sprayers. In addition to a weight… Read more »

Midwest Farm Mom of 2011 is much more

April Hemmes loves to talk. And the more she reveals about herself and her family, the more the listener wants to know. She was the 2011 Midwest Farm Mom of the Year, the result of promotion conducted by Monsanto. April does much of the ‘mom’ things that are common in an active farm family, but… Read more »

Dow’s ‘new’ logo is familiar

Some things seem to come back into style. That seems to be the case with the recently changed branding logo for Dow AgroSciences. The company’s “global thrust” logo was adopted with the late-80s joint venture between Dow and Eli Lilly. Stan Howell, vice-president of Dow AgroSciences for North America, explains to Brownfield Ag News that… Read more »

Lester Buildings are made to last

What sets Lester Buildings apart from other steel post-frame buildings is the way the company stands behind them. “Lester’s one of the few that have a lifetime structural warranty,” said Rick Sagness, an area manager for Lester Buildings. “If we load your trusses, engineer you building and we have a failure, Lester stands behind it… Read more »

Precision Planting introduces Delta Force

“Delta means change,” says John Larkin, with Precision Planting, referring to a concept, Delta Force, newly launched by the company. “We pioneered the idea of controlling the amount of down-force on a row unit with our Air Force system.” Now, says Larkin their planters can react to tire tracks, small tillage zone differences or soil… Read more »