Top 10 New Products of 2012 Selected
FieldScout GreenIndex+ offers digital image analysis of leaves, providing growers with an accurate, low-cost method for managing in-season fertility and helps deliver improved yield, lower nitrogen costs and increased profits. All data is logged and geo-referenced and can be e-mailed to a PC for further analysis.
Digital images taken in the field typically exhibit variation due to ambient lighting, shadows and texture. Green and yellow color standards on a pink background provide contrast and aid the image processing software. This allows for DGCI images to be taken under a broad range of lighting conditions.
The Environmental Protection Agency approved Fierce herbicide from Valent U.S.A. Corporation for use in no-till and reduced-tillage field corn. Fierce herbicide is the company’s newest residual for a long-lasting preemerge solution to tough weeds.
Fierce is a combination of Valor herbicide and a new active ingredient, pyroxasulfone. Trial results from 2011 showed this combination to provide dependable, long-lasting control of the broadest spectrum of weeds and grasses.
“Growers know and believe in the excellent control Valor brings to their weed programs,” said Trey Soud, Valent product marketing manager. “By combining Valor with pyroxasulfone, growers will now have a single herbicide to tackle even the toughest weeds and grasses.”
In a series of university and private trials over 2010 and 2011, Fierce provided as much as eight weeks of residual control. Fierce also demonstrated excellent crop safety and strong control of both grass and broadleaf weeds.
“Fierce was developed for growers who desire a premium preemerge herbicide in a two-pass Roundup Ready corn system,” said Soud. “Fierce offers a complete weed control solution with outstanding residual control of a broad spectrum of tough weeds and grasses to help manage resistance and protect the farmer’s yield.”
VOTE FOR THE TOP PRODUCT OF THE YEAR!
It is time for you, the reader, to pick the 2012 Readers’ Choice Top New Product of 2012—the ultimate winner of AgProfessional’s awards program.
Any reader of AgProfessional’s print and electronic/digital information products—AgProfessional magazine, “AgProfessional Weekly e-newsleter,” “Dealer Update e-newsletter” and AgProfessional.com website—is eligible to vote.
There is no filling out a ballot and providing demographic information. You just click your favorite best product introduced in 2012 from AgProfessional’s Editors’ Choice list of Top 10 products. The voting is done through our www.AgProfessional.com website, and we have links to vote included in each of our upcoming e-newsletters. Deadline for voting is quickly approaching; it is Jan. 7; therefore, don’t wait to vote.
You can base your vote on the information provided and your personal experience or general agricultural knowledge. Descriptions of the products, which are the same as in this issue of AgProfessional magazine, are available to read on the website before casting your vote.
The winner of the 2012 Readers’ Choice New Product of the Year Award winner will be announced in the February issue of AgProfessional.
Let one of the Top 10 winners know you think they were above the rest for innovation in 2012. Vote at www.AgProfessional.com!