Tag: Dow AgroSciences

Dow Scientists Report Breakthrough in Canola Engineered as Omega 3 Alternative to Fish Oil

We can expect salad dressing to someday provide some of the same health benefits as fish, adding value to canola as a food ingredient and addressing marine sustainability concerns. Scientists with Dow AgroSciences say they’ve figured out a new way to produce canola oil rich in DHA and EPA — the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil associated with heart… Read more »

Stop and Ask — Keeping Kids Safe — Ag Safety Week

Keeping kids safe on farms is the theme for this year’s Canadian Ag Safety Week, which runs March 13th to 19th. One incident involving children is too many, and yet we continue to hear tragic stories. In support of the Canadian Ag Safety Association’s Ag Safety Week, Dow AgroSciences developed this “Stop & Ask” video,… Read more »

New Canola Seen as Substitute for Soybean Meal in Poultry and Swine Rations

A new canola trait launched by Dow AgroSciences this week has the potential to expand the market for canola meal and change rations used for hog and poultry production. After 15 years of research, Dow has developed canola that yields canola meal with significantly higher protein content — a product more comparable to soybean meal than traditional canola… Read more »

Dow Sells Treflan, Edge Herbicides to Gowan

Gowan Company has announced a deal to acquire the entire DNA (dinitroaniline) herbicide portfolio from Dow AgroSciences, including popular herbicides Treflan and Edge. The products to be acquired by Gowan have active registrations in 22 countries including the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, and parts of Europe. “We are enthusiastic to be able to acquire these… Read more »

Enlist Duo Herbicide Remains Available in Canada

Dow AgroSciences’ new Enlist Duo herbicide remains available in Canada after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to withdraw its registration this week, according to Dow AgroSciences Canada. “Enlist Duo continues to be available in Canada for its registered uses,” said a statement from the company on Wednesday. Dow also expects the EPA will issue a new… Read more »

Hyland and Mycogen Seed Brands Moved Under Dow Name

Editor’s note: This article was updated July 14th with the above interview with Dow Seeds General Manager Jeff Loessin. Dow AgroSciences has announced the joining of its Hyland and Mycogen seed businesses under a new brand in the Canadian market known as “Dow Seeds.” “To ensure all our customers have access to our best genetics in this period of… Read more »

TechTour: Agrimatics Libra Sends Grain Cart Weights Straight to Your Phone or Tablet

In March of 2014, Agrimatics announced the availability of a new product — the Agrimatics Libra. It’s a cloud-based system that sends weigh scale data from grain carts to a smartphone or tablet. All the operator needs is a small battery-operated device from Agrimatics and the free mobile app. With those two ingredients, any iPhone 4S (or… Read more »

New Wheat and Barley Herbicide Pixxaro Approved for Eastern Canada

Eastern Ontario’s wheat and barley growers now have access to Pixxaro, a Group 4 herbicide with active ingredient Arylex, from Dow AgroSciences. Pixxaro allows growers to spray across a broad range of weather conditions – hot, cold, wet or dry. When crops are stressed, movement of herbicides within the plant can be inhibited.  Pixxaro has… Read more »

Flexibility Agreement Available for 2015 Nexera Acres

In 2015, growers can purchase Nexera canola under a Flexibility Agreement.  The Flexibility Agreement allows farmers to produce Nexera canola and sell it as either a commodity canola or, potentially garner a delivery contract with a health premium in the Omega-9 Oils market.  “The only request we have of the grower, if he’s going to sign a Nexera Flexibility Agreement, that he… Read more »

Two Arylex-Based Herbicides Receive Approval for 2015

Wheat and barley growers in the black soil zone now have two new tools, based on the new Group 4 active ingredient Arylex by Dow AgroSciences. Paradigm and Pixxaro, which contain Arylex, are now registered and will be available for use in 2015. Dow AgroSciences says that these two new broadleaf herbicides are designed to… Read more »

Dow AgroSciences Receives Approval for Two N Stabilizing Products

Two nitrogen stabilizers, N-Serve and eNtrench from Dow AgroSciences are now approved for use in canola, corn and wheat in Canada. Both products can be applied with fertilizer in fall or spring to protect farmers’ fertilizer investment. N-Serve and eNtrench nitrogen stabilizers work by slowing the activity of the Nitrosomonas bacteria — a temperature sensitive… Read more »

TechTour: Navigating the Crop Protection Product Pipeline

Farmers often hear about the years of work and painstaking trials it takes to bring a new crop variety to market, but how many years do you think it takes for a new crop protection product to make it to market? Randy Smith of Dow AgroSciences sits down with RealAgriculture editor Shaun Haney to discuss… Read more »

TechTour: What Drives Herbicide Research & Innovation?

The factors involved in weed management decisions vary greatly from farm to farm, so many herbicide research projects deal with variances in weather, soil and weed population presence. Products and even rates, for example, will often be catered to a specific soil zone. And, with the growing threat of herbicide resistance, it boils down to more… Read more »

A New Multi-Mode of Action Tool in the Fight Against Resistant Kochia

If you suspect herbicide resistance on your farm, what’s your plan to manage it? More and more, farmers are tuning in to the increased risk of not just Group 1 and Group 2 resistant weeds, but also those that are developing resistance to Group 9 — old faithful glyphosate. Kochia, an already wily weed that’s… Read more »

Tech Tour: Strategies to Reduce Downtime in Spray Operations

If there’s one thing farmers are focused on during the spray season, it’s efficiency. A spray operation must accomplish its goal of getting the right product on, but time is of the utmost importance, especially during the hectic early season or when, say, conditions for disease progression are ideal. Learn more: What’s an inversion? Tom… Read more »