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Farm Progress Show Features New Innovation

Farm Progress Show Features New Innovation

31 August 2011

US - The 58th Farm Progress Show kicked off Tuesday with strong attendance and sunny weather, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live from the show.

Farmers from across the Midwest were out in full force, kicking tires and searching out the latest seed, fertilizer and crop protection innovations. And there was no shortage of new technology and innovations.

Jaco Van der Westhuizen explains the benefits of Bayer CropScience's revolutionary, new On Demand seed treatment system.

Bayer CropScience announced that Poncho®/VOTiVO®, already registered for corn, is now also available on soybeans and cotton. Bayer also introduced On Demand®, a fully-automated seed treatment system that enables greater precision for seed treaters and retailers for application of product.

Agrotain and Mosiac are showcasing The 7 Wonders of the Corn Yield World with a presentation by Dr. Fred Below and Adam Henninger with the University of Illinois Crop Science Department. Below and Henninger explained the 7 Wonders that they believe, as a system, can push yields to the elusive 300-bushel mark.

Wyffels Hybrids features their refuge-in-a-bag product which offers the grower convenience of being able to pour one bag into the planter rather than planting a structured refuge with a different product and a different location.

Along side the innovations, National Corn Growers Association held a press conference with Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling, highlighting preparations for the 2012 Farm Bill. Responding to a question on timing of the Farm Bill, Schilling said with the election year upon us, there is a good possibility it could be put off until 2013.

Farm Progress Show runs through Sept. 1, 2011.

The Farm Progress Show is the nation's leading outdoor farm show and features the most extensive state-of-the art information and technology available for today's agricultural producers. The country's top agribusinesses, plus many regional and local manufacturers and suppliers, are regular exhibitors.

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