Look back at most read "Dealer Update" articles of 2011
6) Ag retailers must be ready for Aug. 17 changes
The Mid America CropLife Association held the Mini-Bulk Summit-Part 2. More than 100 people attended and participated in the summit representing more than 55 entities and 24 states.
June 15, 2011
7) Syngenta to merge Crop Protection, Seeds
Syngenta announced plans to merge its two largest divisions into one unit with the integration expected to be completed by 2012.
Feb. 10, 2011
8) CF issues fertilizer industry outlook
The company's outlook is very positive. Low domestic and global grain stocks are expected to drive high plantings for the next several years. The USDA projects that U.S. farmers will plant more than 90 million acres of corn each year through 2015, which would provide a very supportive demand environment for the company's products.
May 11, 2011
9) New 2,4-D product registered with EPA
Dow AgroSciences LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency registered the company’s submission for a new Colex-D technology, which will be a component of a new 2,4-D choline product. Colex-D technology will be featured in the 2,4-D choline herbicide solution for Dow AgroSciences’ Enlist Weed Control System.
May 4, 2011
10) EPA concerned over Monsanto corn’s effectiveness
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns over the stewardship of one of Monsanto’s corn hybrids that is designed to ward off certain corn rootworms, the Wall Street Journal reported. EPA sent a memo to Monsanto Nov. 22 saying EPA scientists “conclude that Monsanto needs to expand its monitoring program now that rootworms in portions of four Midwest states are ‘suspected’ of having developed resistance to the plants,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
December 7, 2011