Top 10 new products of 2013
Multi-year field trial data demonstrate that Clariva delivers immediate and long-lasting protection of plant root systems resulting in significant yield benefits.
Clariva is available for ordering by retailers to be used in the 2014 growing season as Clariva Complete Beans for soybeans. Further registrations across major crops worldwide are planned.
TeeJet Technologies Matrix Pro GS
The Matrix Pro GS Guidance System offers growers TeeJet exclusive RealView guidance over video along with several new productivity enhancing features.
Matrix Pro GS is the only system available that displays guidance and live video simultaneously, improving accuracy and efficiency in field operations. Up to eight RealView cameras can be used to monitor multiple machine operations while at the same time viewing guidance information.
Companies and growers can choose Matrix Pro 570GS with 5.7-inch (145 mm) display or Matrix Pro 840GS with 8.4-inch (213 mm) display.
Matrix Pro GS builds upon the proven Matrix and Matrix Pro product lines and adds many new capabilities. Advanced swath control capabilities now allow for automatic boom section control (ABSC) on dry spreaders and sprayers with offset booms.
Matrix Pro GS also supports droplet size monitoring capability. This exclusive feature provides real-time display of the droplet size being produced at the sprayer boom allowing operators to optimize their spraying application.
The unique NextRow feature guides operators through turns in row crop environments, helping them find the correct rows to steer between for the next pass. Matrix Pro GS is autosteer and ABSC ready. Adding FieldPilot or UniPilot assisted steering can greatly enhance operator productivity. Adding BoomPilot ABSC is economical and easy as well.
Véto-pharma S.A. Apivar Miticide
Véto-pharma S.A., the French veterinary pharmaceutical company specializing in honeybee health, announced that the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted Section 3 registration approval of its Apivar miticide effective March 11, 2013. EPA approval means that beekeepers in the U.S. will be allowed to use Apivar to treat honeybee colonies for Varroa mites, one of the leading causes of global honeybee population decline and a contributing factor in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Véto-pharma submitted approval applications for individual states.
“Apivar has earned an excellent reputation as a safe and effective means of controlling Varroa mite infestations in honeybee colonies,” said José Nobre, Véto-pharma’s president and chief executive officer. “Now American beekeepers can take advantage of the same benefits that much of the rest of the world has enjoyed for some time.”