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Mississippi welcomes new specialist
Dr. Trey Koger of the Mississippi State University Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, Miss., has recently accepted the soybean Extension specialist position.
Trey comes from the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville where he operated a research program in cotton, focusing on weed control, herbicide resistance, agronomic systems, growth regulator and defoliation practices for Mississippi cotton production systems.
Trey has attained extensive knowledge on Mississippi soybean production over the past several years during his tenure as a soybean agronomist with the USDA-ARS in Stoneville.
Trey’s soybean research focused on optimizing agronomic and pest management inputs for an early soybean production system and improving sustainability and profitability of soybean production in the Mississippi Delta.
Grain cooperative in receivership
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) recently placed Central Louisiana Grain Cooperative, Inc. of Boyce into receivership, says LDAF commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “The grain elevator is in receivership in order to facilitate continued contractual payments owed to farmers doing business with Central Louisiana Grain, Strain says. “We have staffing on site reviewing contracts and gathering information. Our goal is to help farmers and others obtain the payments they are due for the commodities delivered.”
Farmers and elevators sign contracts to buy and sell grain during a crop season. If the elevator is unable to pay the farmers, the department has the authority to place the elevator in receivership.
“The department will essentially conduct the dayto- day operations of the elevator to try to fulfill its obligations to the farmers,” Strain explains. “It is unfortunate when this situation arises, but we must do everything within our power to protect the farmers and all others involved and ensure they are paid.”
Strain says additional details will be released when contracts and information available at the Boyce site have been reviewed and processed by department staff.
New soybean herbicides offered
The EPA has approved the federal registration of two soybean pre-emergence herbicides designed to provide growers with a better tool for managing weed resistance.
The new products, DuPont Enlite and Envive herbicides, feature two modes of action that will provide growers with long-lasting, more consistent early season control of weeds that have developed tolerance and/or resistance to glyphosate and ALS chemistries.
Both Enlite and Envive herbicides provide contact plus residual control of winter annuals, marestail, lambsquarters, dandelion and other glyphosate- and ALS-resistant weeds. This gives growers early season control that lasts long enough to make post herbicide applications closer to crop canopy.
The Envive herbicide blend was designed to control waterhemp and be used by growers in the longer growing seasons of the central and southern regions of the United States.
Wireless remote roll tarp system
Agri-Cover, Inc., manufacturer of the SRT-2 Spool Roll Tarp and the EZ-LOC Roll-Up Tarp, announces the release of their new universal remote kit system. Now you can convert any existing electric spool-roll tarp or side-locking tarp system to a remote system.
The wireless remote kit allows any user to safely and efficiently operate their electric roll tarp system from the comfort of their cab, eliminating down time in the field and increasing production.
The remote kit is quick, easy-to-install and includes the following components:
• Sealed, weather-resistant control box – no solenoids to install or tricky wiring
• Manual control switch for an alternative operating method
• Two wireless remote key fobs
• Hardware kit
• Mounting template
The universal remote kit can be purchased for any existing electric roll tarp system for $360. Agri-Cover, Inc. also offers a complete, easy-to-install electric conversion kit with remote to convert any manual roll tarp system to electric.
To place an order or to find a dealer near you, visit www.agricover.com or call 800-233-4655.
Spray tank cleaner
Upon completion of all your Valor applications and before spraying over the top of any crop, be sure to clean out the tank, hoses and nozzles with the new, uniquely formulated Valent Tank Cleaner as follows:
1. Completely spray out or empty Valor spray mix from the sprayer.
2. If Valor was left in the spray tank overnight, add water to that level. Otherwise, add 100 gallons of water to the spray tank.
3. Add one gallon of Valent Tank Cleaner per 100 gallons of water in the spray tank. Any ratio less than this will result in less than desirable clean out.
4. Agitate for 10 minutes. Then change pumps, hoses and nozzles by spraying solution through the sprayer for 5 minutes.
5. Shut off sprayer. Keep hoses/nozzles “charged” overnight for a minimum of 12 hours.
6. The next morning, spray out solution through the boom for 10 minutes. Then drain remaining solution until sprayer is empty.
7. Flush spray tank with clean water and empty. Check all strainers, filters, nozzles and nozzle screens as this process can “strip” old residues from within the sprayer system.