Future of Grain

HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION

PRO Seeds merger
PRO Seeds Marketing, Hendrick Seeds, Hendrick AgriFoods and Agworks recently announced that they have merged and formed Sevita International. The new company will operate as Sevita International with their domestic seed marketing arm continuing under the PRO Seeds brand. 

“We’re committed to creating more value for Canadian farmers by providing new market opportunities and the best soybean varieties to serve those opportunities,” says Bob Hart Vice-President Sevita International. “This merger strengthens our ability to develop and deliver premium soybean genetics along with the quality, convenience and dependability they’ve come to expect from the PRO Seeds brand. It also allows us to mitigate environmental risks by contracting over a wider range of maturities in growing areas stretching from Windsor, ON to Prince Edward Island. ” 

According to the company, they will be focused on the development of non-GMO, food-grade soybeans and they are planning on serving growing export market opportunities for Canadian soybean farmers. •

BASF receives registration for Armezon
BASF has received regulatory approval for the use of the new Armezon herbicide on field, seed and sweet corn crops in Eastern Canada for the 2012 growing season.

Armezon uses topramezone as its active ingredient and according to the company, it will provide flexibility for corn farmers. When tank-mixed with atrazine, Armazon provides post-emergence control of common annual weeds including lady’s thumb, lamb’s-quarters, common ragweed, Eastern black nightshade and redroot pigweed.

When tank-mixed with atrazine and glyphosate, Armazon  provides an additional mode of action that acts as a resistance management tool and provides grass knockdown and improved control of tough broadleaf weeds versus glyphosate alone, says BASF. •

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