Top 10 New Products of 2012 Selected
Priaxor provides disease protection and post-infection disease control from some of the toughest fungal diseases of crops commonly grown across the U.S. Soybeans, potatoes and tomatoes are three of the main crops. Studies show Priaxor controls powdery mildew and black mold in tomatoes, and early blight and black dot in potatoes. Priaxor is a 2:1 premix fungicide containing F500—the same active ingredient as Headline fungicide—and Xemium fungicide, the new active ingredient.
Merivon is a different premix of F500 and Xemium (1:1) that provides disease protection in several pome and stone fruit crops, including apples, cherries and peaches. This fungicide targets annual diseases including scab in apples, powdery mildew and leaf spot in cherries, and blossom blight, shot hole and powdery mildew in peaches.
FMC Corporation received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration on Anthem herbicide at the end of October. Anthem is a preplant, preemergence and early postemergence herbicide for corn. Anthem is a weed management tool for broad-spectrum weed control and resistance management along with a low-use rate. The herbicide will allow growers application flexibility during the spring season.
“Anthem use rates are approximately four times less than most residual corn herbicides,” said Tim Thompson, FMC agricultural products North America product manager. “The easy to handle liquid formulation and low-use rate means growers and custom applicators can get more acres sprayed in a day, which is critical during the busy spring.”
In-field results from 2011 and 2012 showed Anthem test plots demonstrated excellent crop safety for all types of corn to the new pyroxasulfone active ingredient. Studies indicate that Anthem herbicide is an effective, convenient product with application flexibility for all tillage systems. There were more than 90 research test plots in 2012 across a broad geography on a wide range of soil types and in both irrigated and non-irrigated acres.
“The long lasting residual of Anthem herbicide could set new standards for broad-spectrum, grass and broadleaf weed control in corn, resulting in better crop protection and higher yields,” said Bob Hooten, FMC agricultural products North America technical support manager.
Outback MAX with ConnX
The new Outback MAX with Outback ConnX is the next generation Outback Guidance system that redefines simplicity in precision farming. It works seamlessly with Outback eDriveX with eTurns. The Outback MAX integrated display terminal provides a full array of features including section and variable rate control, Eclipse L1/L2 GPS and GLONASS guidance, and video support for up to four monitoring cameras.
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