Fungicides Could Bring in Better 2021 Yields

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Yield improvements in fungicide-treated fields versus untreated fields were significant last year in reports coming into HAT. We received many reports of yield increases even beyond what company language was touting.Fungicide benefits are numerous, but Ray Lello at Bayer says, “When we think about fungicides, generally speaking I think it’s important that we lead with disease control, and that disease activity that we need to see from a product like Delaro or our just-approved Delaro Complete. These chemistries as a formulation need to work together really well in the jug, but they also need to have stand alone activity on those diseases. That includes tar spot, gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight, rusts in corn, frogeye leaf spot in soybeans, white mold, brown spot.”Bayer’s Delaro has provided better plant health on top of the good disease control. Lello says Delaro Complete can help with the increasing problem of disease resistance with the addition of a third mode of action, an SDHI.“What that’s really going to help with is to ensure that that disease resistance we’re seeing is not going to spread any faster than we want it to or at all if we can,” he explained. “It also helps to deliver incremental disease control on gray leaf spot, which is a core disease in Indiana on corn, and also an incremental activity on white mold in soybeans. So, fundamentally overlapping modes of action act as a stand alone really well, but also work really well together in the tank or in the jug, it’s what makes those formulations different.”Those three modes of action to control major corn and soybean diseases are delivering yield improvements over untreated fields of more than 14 bushels on corn and 5 bushels on soybeans. Indiana side by side results we learned of last fall were even better than that, a seemingly robust return on investment.“We pride ourselves at Bayer in delivering products that have a really strong price to value,” Lello told HAT. “I think that is core and critical to the fungicide market.”Delaro Complete is approved for use in Indiana this year, an approval Bayer was anxious to receive.“That would be an understatement. When we think about where corn and soybean high-yielding crops are growing, Indiana is right in the heart of that.”More details are available at the Bayer website. SHARE Facebook Twitter Fungicides Could Bring in Better 2021 Yields Home Indiana Agriculture News Fungicides Could Bring in Better 2021 Yields By Andy Eubank – Mar 10, 2021 SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleLawmakers Introduce Legislation to Repeal Estate TaxNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for March 11th, 2021 Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Students have more freedom to roam

first_imgRemember the “olden” days at school when you weren’t allowed to be in the halls without a pass? How times have changed.Monica FinchSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img

Chevron names North America E&P unit president

first_imgChevron, the US-based energy major named Steven Green as president of Chevron North America Exploration and Production, effective March 1, 2019.Green, who is currently president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, succeeds Jeff Shellebarger, who is retiring from Chevron after 38 years of service.He will oversee Chevron’s exploration and production activities throughout North America, including the company’s portfolio of assets in Canada, California, the Gulf of Mexico, Pennsylvania and the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. reporting to Jay Johnson, Chevron’s executive vice president, Upstream.Nigel Hearne will succeed Green as president of Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production, effective March 1, 2019.He is currently managing director of Chevron Australia and head of the Australasia business unit with responsibility for the company’s upstream interests and activities in Australia and New Zealand. In his new capacity, Hearne will oversee nine countries across the Asia-Pacific region.Hearne will also report to Johnson in his new role.last_img read more

Abrado to assist with P&A on over 30 Chevron wells off California

first_imgPlug and abandonment service provider Abrado Wellbore Services has secured a multi-million dollar contract from Chevron to support the plug and abandonment of more than 30 wells offshore California.Chevron logo / Image by Roo Reynolds / Flickr, shared under CC BY-NC 2.0 licenseAbrado said on Monday that the mature wells lie in Federal waters approximately 12 miles off the Californian coast.All wells are exhibiting sustained casing pressure to varying degrees while some require dual string remediation for permanent P&A.According to the company, the multi-year contract is the largest single contract won by Abrado in its 10-year history.It will provide section milling using its proprietary Medusa VS variable stabilized dual string technology, comprehensive fishing services, and real-time downhole video diagnostics to support the operation under its IOV (Investigate, Operate, Validate) contract concept.Some of the dual section milled windows will be greater than 100 feet long to provide increased rock to rock sealing and cement plug assurance.Abrado CEO Sandy Esslemont said: “Multi-string section milling is a relatively recent process, but tool quality and project time have improved dramatically over a very short period.“The California campaign is the latest step in our development and, along with other recent successful projects in the Gulf of Mexico, enhances our ambition to become a pre-eminent supplier to the global oil and gas community.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more