Agriculture continues to embrace green technologies — from crop inputs to biobased products and wind energy
BIO-FORGE, FROM StollerUSA, is a yield-enhancing product that works with the plant’s natural ability to overcome toxins, balance growth hormones, and increase resistance to disease and insects. StollerUSA also offers a line of nutrients and yield-enhancing products that are approved for organic production.
Because all of Stoller’s genetic expression technology focuses on plant health, its plant empowerment products are inherently green. In addition, many of Stoller’s products decrease a farm’s environmental impact by reducing the amount of chemicals used and the number of times equipment goes across the field.
Contact StollerUSA, Dept. FIN, 4001 W. Sam Houston Pkwy., Houston, TX 77043, 800/539-5283, visit www.StollerUSA.com or www.freeproductinfo.net/fin, or circle 123.
Biological seed treatment
BAYER CROPSCIENCE will launch Votivo, a biological seed treatment in corn, soybeans and cotton, for the 2011 season. Votivo creates a living barrier around plant roots so nematodes have limited access to feed. The formulation places endospores of the bacteria directly on the seed. When that seed is planted, the endospores germinate. Votivo provides protection to withstand early season nematode feeding, when damage potential is highest.
The company plans to conduct research trials throughout the Midwest during the 2010 growing season. For more information, visit www.votivo.us.
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