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Larson Electronics Releases an Outdoor Rated DC Transformer
Larson Electronics announced the release of a portable outdoor rated transformer that converts 120/240 volts AC to 12 or 24 volts DC and ideal for powering low voltage lighting and equipment. The TX-1000-DC portable power transformer includes an elevated base platform for protection from standing water and weather proof construction. The transformer is encased within a weatherproof NEMA 3R rated enclosure and produces minimal interference with wireless radio receivers.

Senninger Launches New Interactive Pivot Products Catalog
Senninger announced the launch of the new interactive pivot products catalog for PC and mobile devices. This newest version has information on product features, benefits, and installations, with the aid of application photos and videos. The Senninger interactive pivot products catalog expands on current Senninger literature (brochures and catalogs) to help dealers show growers which Senninger irrigation product is better for their fields, and what solutions they can implement to address various irrigation issues.  It also gives the option to select the measurement system (U.S or Metric) for flows, nozzle sizes, pressures and other useful data.

New Regional Listening Sessions Give Farmers a Voice in the Battle Against Herbicide Resistance
The Weed Science Society of America is now sponsoring seven listening sessions for farmers to voice their concerns on how weed management techniques need to change in response to the growing problem of herbicide resistance. Farmers across the nation are being invited to share their challenges, successes and opinions.  Several sessions have been held to date. The themes that have emerged from the participants reflect the complexity of herbicide resistance management and the breadth of viewpoints about what needs to be done.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture Announces New Funding Opportunities
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $1.8 million in available funding to research new, environmentally friendly pesticides and innovative tools and strategies to replace an older treatment, methyl bromide. Funding is made through NIFA’s Methyl Bromide Transition Program.

SCD Probiotics Announces New International Distributor of Microbial Ag Products
SCD Probiotics announced the addition of FarmHannong Co. Ltd. to its distribution network in more than 30 countries. This announcement came at the 2017 World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. FarmHannong Co. Ltd., part of LG Chemical, is distributing a livestock odor control product, SCD OdorAway.