HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
New Group 13 weed control option
Command 360 ME herbicide has recently been registered for use on soybeans and other field crops. The product, offered by FMC Corporation and distributed by UAP Canada, is a Group 13 herbicide with clomazone as the active ingredient. Clomazone works by inhibiting the synthesis of carotenoid and chlorophyll pigments in plants.
According to FMC Corporation, Command 360 ME controls a number of key broadleaf and grassy weeds including Velvetleaf, Lamb’s-quarters (including triazine tolerant biotypes), Eastern Black Nightshade, Barnyard Grass and Green Foxtail. It also provides suppression of Pigweed and Common Ragweed.
The product is approved as a pre-emergent soil applied treatment for control of annual grass and broadleaf weeds as well as a pre-emergent tank mix partner on soybeans with a variety of other herbicides. •
New partnership aims to advance wheat research
Syngenta recently announced that is has entered into a public-private partnership with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). According to the company, the focus of the partnership is on the development and advancement of technology in wheat and the agreement will entail joint research and development in the areas of native and GM traits, hybrid wheat and the combination of seeds and crop protection to accelerate plant yield performance.
Global wheat production is increasing at only 0.9 percent each year while demand is growing at 1.5 percent, explains Hans-Joachim Braun, Director of CIMMYT’s Global Wheat Program.
According to Syngenta, the agreement will leverage the company’s genetic marker technology, traits platform and wheat breeding for the developed world, along with CIMMYT’s access to wheat genetic diversity, global partnership network and wheat breeding program targeting the developing world. •