VRI QuickStart Prescription
Valley Irrigation introduces the addition
of QuickStart (QS) prescription writing
to its Variable Rate Irrigation (VRI)
product, allowing growers to customize
water applications throughout their field.
The Valley VRI Agronomy Team develops
the one-time, custom QS prescription
based on soil maps, aerial imagery,
yield data and other relevant
information about the field provided by
the grower. When this information is provided
with new orders, the QS prescription
is preloaded in new Valley Select2
and Pro2 control panels.
QuickStart prescriptions are also available
to growers with existing center pivots
wanting to use Variable Rate Irrigation
through panel upgrades and by using
TrackNET and BaseStation2 products.
Along with their field-specific, custom
prescription, growers will also receive a
copy of the Valley VRI Prescription Software.
With this program, growers have
the ability to modify and generate their
own prescriptions as field conditions and
crop requirements change. In addition,
they can work with other precision ag
companies to further enhance their VRI
For more information on QS prescriptions
for VRI, contact your local Valley
dealer or visit ValleyIrrigation.com.
Bumper Fungicide EPA Approved
Bumper ES fungicide, manufactured
by MANA, has received approval by the
EPA for its new formulation that provides
broad-spectrum control of foliar
fungal diseases on corn, soybeans,
sorghum and other crops.
Bumper ES has an advanced propiconazole
formulation that performs at
levels equivalent to emusifiable concentrate
(EC) products but with improved
environmental, handling and safety qualities.
Bumper ES offers significant improvements
in ease of use and convenience
versus competitive delivery
platforms. It also minimizes environmental
concerns by reducing impacts on
air quality, and it hosts a “caution” signal
word on its label.
Delivering uncompromised performance
in preventive and curative disease
management, Bumper ES is classified as
a FRAC Group 3 fungicide. It is currently
registered for use on peanuts, corn, soybeans,
plus almonds, berries, cereals, citrus,
pecans, rice, sorghum, stone fruit,
sugarcane and tree nuts.
Information about MANA can be
found online at www.manainc.com.
New Sulphur Storage Facility
H.J. Baker’s Tiger-Sul Products says to
better serve their customers they have
completed construction on a new 1,500-
ton molten sulphur storage tank at their
facility in Atmore, Ala.
According to the company, the new
storage tank will ensure their ability to
meet current customer needs and that of
The upgrade to the Atmore facility is
in addition to H.J. Baker’s recent announcement
of Tiger-Sul Products
(Canada) Co.’s purchase of its Irricana,
Alberta, Canada sulphur plant. The Irricana
plant will allow for increased production
of sulphur bentonite fertilizer
and the capability of sulphur forming in
For more information on H.J. Baker &
Bro., Inc. visit their Web site at