NEWS

Evito Fungicide Approved for Use on Sweet Corn

Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC has announced U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Evito fungicide for use on sweet corn. The EPA approved the expansion of the label for use on wheat as well. Prior to these expansions, the Evito label included corn, soybeans, fruiting vegetables, celery, peanuts and potatoes.

A low-use strobilurin fungicide, its Xylem-Pro Technology allows Evito to get into the plant in as soon as 15 minutes after treatment.

For more information, see www.arystalifescience.com.

Personnel Changes at BioWorks

BioWorks, Inc. announces that Matthew Krause, Ph.D., has joined the BioWorks Product Development team. Krause, a native of Ohio, is a graduate of The Ohio State University. For the past nine years, Krause has resided in Belgium and worked as a senior plant pathologist. He has also worked as an associate research leader in the Microbial Process Ecology and Management Program at the KU Leuven University College De Nayer Institute.

Also, Ron Shepard has joined BioWorks in inside sales. Shepard graduated from Syracuse University and previously worked for Sutherland Global Solutions, and most recently for Graphik Promotional Products.

For more information, see www.bioworksinc.com.

2009 Fruit Chemical Usage Data Now Available

The 2009 fruit chemical usage data has been issued by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Data includes fertilizers, pesticides and pest management practices used on fruit crop acres planted for the 2009 crop year. The data are available online at www.nass.usda.gov/Surveys/Guide_to_NASS_Surveys/Chemical_Use/.

For more information, contact Doug Farmer at 202-720-7492.

Treevix Herbicide Receives California Registration

Treevix herbicide, powered by Kixor herbicide technology from BASF’s Crop Protection division, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California, giving tree nut, pome fruit and citrus growers another tool to fight broadleaf weeds.

Treevix offers fast, complete burndown of more than 60 broadleaf weeds, including common groundsel, hairy fleabane, cheeseweed and pigweed.

Treevix is designed to be tank-mixed. Additionally, Treevix provides a seven-day preharvest interval for nut trees and no pre-harvest interval for citrus or pome fruit.

For more information, see www.agproducts.basf.com.

SOLIDA Herbicide Cleared for Use in California

Cheminova, Inc. has received a state registration for SOLIDA herbicide to be used in California’s established tree, nut and vine crops, potatoes, tomatoes, industrial sites and roadsides. SOLIDA is a sulfonylurea herbicide that is used against a broad range of grass weeds, along with broadleaf weeds like mare’s tail, mallow and fleabane.

SOLIDA is formulated as a 25 percent WDG (water dispersible granule) and can be tank-mixed with a wide range of other labeled soil residual and burndown products.

For more information, see www.cheminova.com.

Dow AgroSciences Kicks Off 2010-2011 Applicator Rebate Program

Dow AgroSciences kicks off its 2010-2011 Power of MORE rebate program. Users of Dow AgroSciences herbicides, fungicides and insecticides earn cash rebates on product purchases made between September 1, 2010, and August 31, 2011. Cash rebates are available on more than 50 participating products, including formulator brands and on-fertilizer formulations.

The full list of eligible products can be found at www.powerofmore.com.

NEW PRODUCTS

Farm Works Expands Product Offerings

Farm Works Mobile streamlines data management in the field by bundling record keeping, scouting, soil sampling and variable rate application into one solution. Field records include application dates, hybrid locations, field and weather conditions, scale tickets and notes. In addition, users can take advantage of GPS to record soil-sampling positions (by grid or zone) and navigate to any spot using a 3-D display. Farm Works Mobile connects to existing controllers to perform variable rate application using single or multiple products. The software will also connect to most sensors for recording “as-applied” data, which can be downloaded in the Farm Works office suite or other third-party desktop software.

The Farm Works Mobile software will operate on any field computer with Windows Mobile, XP, Vista or 7. When using field computers with built-in digital cameras for scouting, such as the Trimble Juno or Nomad handhelds, images of weeds or pests can be captured while georeferencing their location in one step.