Tag: Dow AgroSciences

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 »

TechTour: Acoustic Monitoring System “Listens” for Trouble in Your Air-Seeder

It’s been described as a stethoscope for your air-seeder and that’s actually a fairly accurate analogy for how Intelligent Agricultural Solution’s Wireless Blockage and Flow Monitoring System works. The product monitors the openers on your drill with an acoustic-based system to not only detect blockages and reduced flow rates but also give you a broad… Read more »

John Deere & Dow AgroSciences Announce Precision Data Collaboration

Dow AgroSciences and John Deere have announced the companies will collaborate to “develop approaches and technology that will deliver data and provide information to farmers that will assist in the execution of site-specific applications to improve yields and manage costs.” Specifically, Dow AgroSciences has signed on to leverage the MyJohnDeere platform and new cloud-based technologies… Read more »

TechTour Poll: What Would Make Herbicide Application Easier?

We all know that farming is a very rewarding career but it is has some very difficult moments.  As we discussed in Episode 1 of the TechTour, there are many hours committed to rolling up and down the field in the sprayer.  One of the goals of the TechTour is to try and save you… Read more »

The Benefit and Impact of Biotech on Agribusiness and The Farmer – Jim Wispinski, Dow AgroSciences

This week Calgary is hosting ABIC 2013 which is a global conference on food and agricultural biotechnology. I had the chance to sit down with Jim Wispinski, President of Dow AgroSciences Canada, and discuss the panel that he moderated about the past and future impacts of biotechnology agribusiness and farmers. If you cannot hear the interview… Read more »

Enlist Duo Herbicide Receives Canadian Approval

Dow AgroSciences LLC has announced the full Canadian approval of Enlist Duo herbicide, with Colex-D technology, by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Canada is the first country to approve the Enlist weed control system that offers built-in 2,4-D tolerance in corn and soybean varieties. Enlist Duo provides the weed control and peace of… Read more »

Are 2,4-D-tolerant Corn & Soy Varieties on Hold?

Last week, Dow AgroSciences announced that the launch of its corn lines carrying the Enlist trait would not be available for planting in 2013 in the U.S., as the U.S. regulatory approvals have not been obtained for the trait in corn, nor has the herbicide Enlist Duo received approval. The company is confident approvals will… Read more »

Helen Choquette Wins the Keys to the Combine

Dow AgroSciences has offically confirmed today that Helen Choquette’s PIN number was drawn for the Nexera Canola Keys to the Combine Contest yesterday at Red Deer’s AgriTrade – giving her full ownership of a 2012 New Holland CR 9090 combine, valued at $331,000. In 15 months almost 50,000 keys were unlocked in the Nexera Canola… Read more »

One Week Left to Win Keys to the Combine

In what’s possibly the largest single giveaway in agriculture history, Dow AgroSciences is just over week away from giving away a 2012 New Holland CR 9090. At www.keystothecombine.ca, farmers can enter to win by registering for their unique PIN number and participating in various contest activities to unlock a key. Farmers can then enter for… Read more »