December 2014 Industry News

Dow Ready To Launch Enlist Duo Herbicide in 2015
Dow AgroSciences has announced it will launch its innovative Enlist Duo herbicide for the 2015 crop season. Enlist Duo is part of the Enlist Weed Control System, a herbicide-tolerant trait technology for corn and soybeans. The herbicide will provide new advantages for the management of hard-to control and resistant weeds. It will be launched in conjunction with a stewarded introduction of Enlist corn and  seed production of Enlist soybeans in 2015.

As resistant weeds have increased, so has producer demand for new solutions. Acres with resistant weeds doubled in the United States between 2009 and 2013, now numbering 70 million. Enlist Duo, a proprietary blend of glyphosate and new 2,4-D choline, is expected to control the toughest weed species in a long application window.

To learn more about the Enlist Weed Control System, visit Dow’s YouTube channel, Twitter at @EnlistOnline or go to

Taylor Family Honored With Special Texas Ag Award
Dan and Linda Taylor – longtime supporters of Texas Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) – have been selected to receive the Texas Agricultural Lifetime Leadership (TALL) Award. The honor was recently presented to the couple during a special program at the Bayer Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock.

Dan Taylor, a former agriculture teacher and cotton ginner from Ropesville, is a graduate of the college’s agricultural education program and has served on CASNR’s advisory board. Taylor farms in Lubbock and Terry counties, in addition to owning several other agricultural properties in Hockley, Lynn, Castro, Lamb, Hill and Denton counties. Linda Taylor is owner and operator of SP Taylor Insurance Agency, a Ropesville-based crop insurance agency. She was office manager, coowner and operator of Buster’s Gin between 1976 and 2009. She is a member of the Plains Cotton Growers Finance Committee, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, and the Texas Farm Bureau, among others. For more details, go to

Ag Leader To Produce New Precision Ag Receivers
Ag Leader Technology, Inc., has announced a new line of GNSS receivers – GPS 6000, GPS 6500, RTK Relay and GPS 6500 base station – as well as the company’s latest automated steering controller, SteerCommand. Combining industry-leading precision farming displays with superior GNSS technology, Ag Leader is positioned to offer an end-to-end solution for guidance and steering. For additional information, go to

Monsanto, Sumitomo & Valent Continuing Partnership
Monsanto, Sumitomo Chemical, Ltd. (SCC), and SCC’s wholly owned subsidiary, Valent U.S.A. Corp., have announced an agreement to extend their strategic partnership in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform for soybeans and cotton.

Monsanto’s Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions platform empowers farmers to maximize the performance of their Roundup Ready crops by developing effective, economical and sustainable approaches to controlling tough-to-manage and glyphosate-resistant weeds.

For additional information, go to

Valent herbicides that will continue to be endorsed in Roundup Ready PLUS as a result of this extended partnership include preemergence herbicides, such as Valor, Valor XLT, cFierce, Fierce XLT and Chateau, as well as post herbicides Cobra, Phoenix and Select Max.

Mahindra Joins IntimidatorTo Produce Utility Vehicles
Mahindra USA has announced it is teaming up with Intimidator Inc., to manufacturer an all-new line of utility vehicles, the Mahindra mPACT XTV. The mPACT XTV rollout will begin with six models available through Mahindra’s dealer network, beginning in early 2015. Mahindra dealers were given a sneak preview of the new utility vehicles at Mahindra’s Regional Dealer Meetings in October.

The Mahindra mPACT XTV are all designed to provide superior performance capabilities. Go to for details.

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