New Scorpion Insecticide Registration

Gowan Co., LLC has announced the federal section 3 registration of Scorpion 35SL insecticide for broad-spectrum insect control in cucurbits, fruiting vegetables, brassicas, potatoes, grapes and leafy vegetables.

Scorpion is powered by the third-generation neonictiniod dinotefuran for activity against whiteflies, mealybugs, cucumber beetles, Colorado potato beetles, thrips, leafhoppers, plant bugs, stink bugs, leafminers and other damaging species. In addition, Scorpion is classified as a reduced risk pesticide by the U.S. EPA and has low impact on beneficial insects and predators.

Gowan also announces the formation of Gowan USA, LLC (GUSA), a wholly-owned subsidiary, with its sole focus on the U.S. Agriculture and Turf & Ornamental Crop Protection Product Business. Gowan USA, LLC will be comprised of Domestic USA Sales, Tech Services and Field Development.

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Syngenta Announces Registration Changes

Syngenta Crop Protection announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration and California Department of Pesticide Regulation approval of Quadris Top fungicide for use on tomatoes and potatoes in California. Quadris Top contains the active ingredients azoxystrobin, a strobilurin fungicide, and difenoconazole, a triazole fungicide. State registrations or specific crop and/or pest uses may still be pending in certain states. Check with your state regulatory agency to determine registration status.

Syngenta also announced that Inspire Super fungicide received U.S. EPA approval for use on cucurbits. Inspire Super combines two active ingredients to provide cucurbit growers with control of gummy stem blight and powdery mildew. In 2008, Inspire Super was granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption in Georgia for gummy stem blight control in cucurbits.

Inspire Super, a premix of difenoconazole and cyprodinil, offers growers control of damaging cucurbit diseases. These active ingredients provide complementary activity to control cucurbit pathogens while offering rapid uptake into the plant due to difenoconazole’s translaminar movement and the xylem-mobile movement of cyprodinil.

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SipcamAdvan Opens New Formulation Lab

SipcamAdvan announces the opening of its new laboratory facility located in Valdosta, Ga. The lab will facilitate the development and testing as part of SipcamAdvan’s launch platform for new technology in the crop protection, turf and ornamental markets in the United States and Mexico.

Chris Cody, manager of quality and formulations, will serve as manager of the facility.

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New Products

Ag Leader Adds Dual Product Application Control to EDGE Display

Ag Leader Technology, Inc. has added dual product control for application operations to the EDGE display. Dual product control in the EDGE display will support sprayer control of a liquid carrier and a single injection pump. The EDGE display’s DirectCommand system now interfaces to the Raven Sidekick chemical injection pump for complete control over chemical injection applications. The EDGE display and CAN module will replace the Sidekick Console, directly connecting to the injection pump. Automated prime and calibration routines as well as advanced sensor diagnostics are part of the new functionality. This addition can be used for herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide as well as nitrogen stabilizer injection application.

Operators can also apply two granular products simultaneously at varying rates, either manually or using a prescription. The most common applications of this feature will be in spinner spreader and strip-till operations.

Additional functionality of the EDGE display includes SeedCommand, DirectCommand, yield monitoring, guidance and steering capabilities. In addition, the EDGE display is plug compatible with Ag

Dosatron International Introduces Li’l Bud-D DosaCart

Dosatron International, Inc. expanded its line of portable fertilizer injection solutions with the introduction of the Li’l Bud-D 5-gallon DosaCart. The Li’l Bud-D joins the full-size 15-gallon DosaCart. The Li’l Bud-D features a 5-gallon-capacity bucket and lid, polyethylene construction and 10-inch no-flat tires. It measures 44.5 inches high, 19 inches wide wheel-to-wheel and 22 inches deep.

Dosatron has also developed a Quick Hook-Up Kit option specifically for the Li’l Bud-D, which helps protect the cart and injector from damage and tip-over. The Li’l Bud-D Quick Hook-Up Kit includes a filter, stainless steel clamps, and a 5/8-inch hose with .75-inch inlet and outlet adaptors.

The Li’l Bud-D can be used with any of Dosatron’s .75-inch injectors, including all 7, 11 and 14 GPM models.