Parasite Control Best Way to Increase Weaning Rates and Heights

DULUTH, Ga. — May 3, 2007 — A recent Iowa State University study revealed that parasite control in the cow/calf segment is the technology that affects weaning rates and weaning weights the most.1 The analysis, conducted by Dr. John Lawrence, professor of economics, was of more than 170 research trials spanning the last 25 years. The study concluded that when …

Technologies such as Headline key as corn demand accelerates

BASF RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (December 21, 2006) – In 2006, thousands of growers across the country made the decision to protect their crops from disease and enhance overall production with Headline® fungicide. In more than 1000 on-farm corn trials and 750 on-farm soybean trials, Headline produced consistently higher yields, positive returns on investment and even shattered world records.

“The 2006 results are in and they show how Headline helps growers maximize their output per acre,” said Gary Fellows, Technical Marketing Manager for corn and soybean fungicides and herbicides at BASF. “The average yield advantage of Headline treated corn ranged from 12 to 15 bu/A, while Headline treated soybeans trials showed a 4 to 8 bu/A advantage in 2006.” Fellows and his team have been crunching the comparative yield numbers for the 1750 on-farm trials since harvest results started coming in.

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FMC introduces Capture® LFR™ insecticide for corn

FMCAnaheim, California, March 7, 2006 (AgNewsWire) – During the 2006 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California last week, FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced the launch of Capture® LFR™ insecticide for corn. According to FMC Midwest technical support manager Robert Hooten, this unique insecticide is ideal for use with liquid pop-up fertilizers, allowing growers to maintain yields and protect their investment in seed.

Monsanto Launches Roundup Ready® Alfalfa

MonsantoST. LOUIS (February 28, 2006) – Monsanto recently announced the launch of new Roundup Ready® Alfalfa during the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. Monsanto Marketing Manager for Roundup Ready Alfalfa Chris Peterson says benefits of the new system can help create greater profit opportunities for growers.

COLLEGE STUDENTS TO BLOG COMMODITY CLASSIC

MonsantoST. LOUIS (February 24, 2006 – AgNewsWire) – Two college students pursuing careers in agricultural communications will receive some on-the-job “new media” training at next week’s Commodity Classic, March 1-4 in Anaheim, Calif. The Monsanto Company is sponsoring the students’ trip as a part of its Future Ag Journalist Fellowship.

EU Approves YieldGard® Rootworm

MonsantoSt. Louis, MO, (February 2, 2006 – AgNewsWire)– The European Union’s (EU) recent decision to approve YieldGard® Rootworm Corn for food ingredients has paved the way for YieldGard Rootworm to be used in human foods in Europe.