TeeJet SpraySelect App
TeeJet Technologies is pleased to offer growers and custom applicators a new tool for simplifying their spraying operations. The SpraySelect mobile app allows the user to quickly and easily choose the proper spray tip for a given application. Just enter speed, tip spacing and target rate, select your droplet size category and a list of recommended tips is provided. Specific gravity input is also included for use when applying liquid fertilizers.
With the increasing number of crop protection products available and greater number of applications being made, proper tip selection and droplet size management is more important than ever.
This app should be a valuable, time-saving tool for users.
SpraySelect supports US and Metric units along with six languages - English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Russian. It is available at no cost for both Apple and Android devices. To download, visit the app store and search for “TeeJet.”
For more information on this and other products, go to www.teejet.com.
JumpStart Phosphate Inoculant
Novozymes and Syngenta recently announced
a global agreement under which
Syngenta will work with Novozymes to
commercialize JumpStart technology, a
seed-applied biological that increases
phosphate solubilization in the soil.
Phosphorus is an essential macronutrient
for the healthy growth of young
plants. JumpStart is based on a unique
fungus, Penicillium bilaii, which increases
phosphate solubilization for uptake into
the plant through the root system.
JumpStart is a phosphate inoculant
that grows along the root making more
soil and fertilizer phosphate available to
the plant to deliver healthier crops and
higher net returns. JumpStart is available
for corn, canola, wheat, legumes and
For more information, visit their Web
site at www.novozymes.com.
New Fungicides From BASF
BASF has announced the full U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA)
registration of Priaxor fungicide and
Priaxor provides disease protection and
post-infection disease control from some
of the toughest fungal diseases in soybeans.
Merivon will do the same in several
pome and stone fruit crops, including
apples, cherries and peaches.
Priaxor is a 2:1 premix fungicide containing
F500, the same active ingredient
as Headline fungicide, and Xemium fungicide,
a new active ingredient in the carboxamide
family, providing a new mode
of action in row crops.
From 2009 through 2011, soybeans
treated with Priaxor showed nearly 17
percent less severity of Septoria brown
spot compared to untreated soybean acres.
In more than 75 trials conducted by
BASF in 2010 and 2011, Priaxor-treated
soybeans had higher yields than untreated
acres 87 percent of the time. In comparison,
the current leader in the soybean
market, Headline, out-yielded untreated
checks 83 percent of the time.
Priaxor has also shown effective disease
control in corn, controlling several
yield-robbing diseases including Northern
and Southern corn leaf blight, gray leaf
spot and common rust.
To learn more about these fungicides,
Soybean Yield Increase Guarantee
Chemtura AgroSolutions guarantees
increased soybean yield when farmers use
Dimilin 2L insect growth regulator. Dimilin
helps effectively set more pods and increase
seeds in pods when applied during
the R3 soybean growth stage, resulting
in a yield boost and increased profits.
Chemtura AgroSolutions guarantees this
or will cover the cost of application.
When applied in conjunction with a
fungicide, yields are enhanced further by
improving the health of the soybean plant.
Both products should be applied at the
same critical R3 growth stage. Application
timing is key for yield enhancement, according
to Keith Griffith, Chemtura
AgroSolutions technical representative.
Researchers have seen yield improvements
in nearly 80 percent of their trials.
Dimilin is effective on several key pests
because it disrupts chitin development
and costs about $4 per acre. Using standard
spray equipment, it can be
tankmixed with fungicides as well as most
adjuvants, liquid fertilizers and pesticides.
For information, visit www.ChemturaAgroSolutions.com/us or email Keith
Griffith at email@example.com.