John Deere, in partnership with Syngenta Crop Protection, announces
a new liquid Central Insecticide System to help growers control
corn rootworm with more efficiency and reliability while planting
John Deere Planter
"This central fill, closed-handling system allows the operator
to efficiently and accurately apply insecticide at planting while
decreasing potential insecticide exposure to the operator," says
Rob Rippchen, division marketing manager, John Deere Seeding. "The
new liquid system uses Force CS, which offers superior control
of corn rootworms and is the premier product for control of early-season
pests such as white grub, wireworm, and cutworms."
The Central Insecticide System draws Force CS from its closed packaging via
direct injection, mixes it with water, delivers the solution to
the individual planter row units, and applies it in a T-band over
the seed furrow. Plus, as a result of this partnership, growers
are provided with complete, top-notch service and support from
both Syngenta and John Deere.
"This ensures precise coverage
on and around the seed for excellent rootworm control," explains
the Central Insecticide System is a pressure-based system which
provides outstanding row-to-row accuracy compared to granular insecticide
systems. The system is fully integrated with the planter and compatible
with Refuge Plus."
Craig Abell, technical support representative for Syngenta Crop
Protection says, "This system is going to make American corn
growers a lot more efficient because they will be able to treat
more acres in a day with the Central Insecticide System and Force
CS than with any other method of applying insecticide. They will
get the best possible rootworm control and early-season pest control
delivered through a convenient, integrated system."
Insecticide System will be available on John Deere 1790 Planters
(30-inch rows only), 1770 NT CCS Planters with Pro-Series Row Units,
and DB 80 and DB 90 CCS Planters with Pro-Series Row Units. The
system will help growers realize cost and time-saving efficiencies
while optimizing the potential for increased corn yields. The new
system can be ordered now and will be available for the spring
2008 planting season.
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