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05-14SScvrTwo MOAs In New Herbicide

Cheminova, Inc. has announced the launch of Statement herbicide, a new choice for growers looking for control of glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weeds in both soybeans and cotton. A premix with two active ingredients, metolachlor and fomesafen, Statement may be used preplant and for preemergence for control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds on soybeans, while also providing residual control and reducing early weed competition. Statement may be applied postemergence on cotton to control grasses, broadleaf weeds and sedges. It may also be tankmixed with other labeled post-directed herbicides to broaden the weed control spectrum in cotton. “Soybean growers looking for an affordable preemergent herbicide will love Statement for its dual modes of action and residual control of broadleaf and grassy weeds,” says Ken Phelps, Product Manager, Cheminova, Inc. “Cotton growers will enjoy the flexibility it gives them for post-directed sprays on grasses, broadleaves and sedges.” Statement will be packaged in 2 x 2.5 gallon containers and is on sale April 1. For more information, visit www.cheminova- us.com or www.cheminova.com.

And The Winners Are…

Two North Carolina soybean growers are winners of the HBK Seed Fast Track Sweepstakes, according to Bayer CropScience. Ricky Bunn of Zebulon, N.C., and Stephen Lilley of Williamston, N.C., each won a Richard Petty Driving Experience for them and a guest at one of four race tracks. The winners’ prize package for two also includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, food and beverage allowance, and airport, hotel and track transfer allowance. “I am excited to experience the speed of a stock car for the first time,” says Lilley, who farms 600 acres of soybeans, corn, cotton, sage and peanuts around the Williamston area and has been a long-time customer of Bayer CropScience products, including Liberty herbicide and FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed. “I decided to try my luck,” says Bunn on why he entered the sweepstakes. “The chance to drive a race car is the most exciting thing to me. I have never driven one, but I have always wanted to.” Bunn operates K & E Farms, a 1,200-acre tobacco, soybean and wheat farm, and has been using Bayer CropScience products for six years. “The products and seed have always performed well for me,” says Bunn, who uses Belt insecticide, Liberty herbicide and HBK Seed on his operation. For additional HBK Seed information, visit HBKsoyseed.us, contact your local HBK retailer or a local Bayer representative, or call 1-866-99-BAYER (1-866-992-2937).

Soil Moisture Monitoring

Valley Irrigation, is offering the latest soil moisture monitoring technology with Valley SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy. SoilPro 1200 delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-to-understand format. With just a few clicks, growers can see the depth of their crop root zone, soil moisture levels by depth, soil electrical conductivity, temperature and water penetration from rainfall and irrigation. This real-time data give growers the information they need to make smarter decisions and irrigate more efficiently. The information gathered by the sensors is analyzed and converted into simple, straightforward reports and recommendations delivered to growers via computer, tablet or cell phone. For more information please visit www.ValleyIrrigation.com.

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