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Calmer Improves Trash Reduction Kit

Calmer Corn Heads has improved its Trash Reduction Kit for John Deere corn heads with the Calmer BT Crusher Stalk Roll.

The kit reduces trash intake to the combine and trash buildup of Bt corn stalks on the soil. The kit consists of two Calmer BT Crushers, two 6-tooth drive sprockets, two 9-tooth idler sprockets, two 48-pitch gathering chains and two manual or hydraulic beveled-edge stripper plates.

Fertilizer Demand Expected To Pick Up

The International Fertilizer Industry Association’s Fertilizer Outlook 2009-13 suggests that a rebound in fertilizer consumption with 3.6% growth could be seen in the 2009-10 campaign.

World fertilizer consumption is estimated down 5.1% in 2008-09. Consumption of nitrogen is expected to fall by 1.6%, while demand for phosphate and potash will decline by some 7% and 14%, respectively.

Monsanto Creating New Roundup Division

Monsanto is creating a division for Roundup and its other herbicides. This action is designed to enable Monsanto to stabilize the business and allow it to deliver optimal gross profit and a sustainable level of operating cash.

In addition, Monsanto announced a planned restructuring that will include a reduction of approximately 900 employees across the entire company. The reduction will vary from country to country and will be less than 4% of the company’s global workforce.

Avicta Complete Corn Rolled Out

Syngenta Seed Care says Avicta Complete Corn is the first seed treatment that offers corn growers triple protection against nematodes, early season insects and diseases.

In addition to Avicta…

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