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Published in the January 2014 Issue Published online: Jan 17, 2014
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Western States Circuit Breakers

New, obsolete and reconditioned switchgear and circuit breakers are available from Western States Circuit Breakers. Growers have been using Western States to save money by reconditioning and remanufacturing their pivot and other breakers since 1989. Expect better product, better pricing and a one-year warranty on all their products. 

Onsite and in-shop testing are available, as well as parts for all major brands.

Contact Western States Circuit Breakers at (800) 488-0237 or


Serenade Optimum by Bayer CropScience

Bayer CropScience introduces Serenade Optimum fungicide and bactericide, its newest innovation for horticulture growers. An excellent addition to a complex disease management program, Serenade Optimum gives growers a new tool to help win the battle against fungal and bacterial diseases while fighting resistance.

Based on a unique patented strain of Bacillus subtilis (QST 713), Serenade Optimum works in multiple ways to provide effective contact control or suppression of problematic fungal and bacterial diseases. The fungicide’s multi-site mode-of-action makes it very difficult for diseases to develop resistance, empowering growers with a new tool to combat fungicide resistance and enhance existing integrated disease management programs.

Serenade Optimum has a four-hour re-entry internal and zero-day pre-harvest interval. It is exempt from the requirements of residue tolerance. It is part of a collection of biological fungicides and insecticides from Bayer CropScience that give growers more options in their integrated disease management programs to help fight resistance and optimize the marketability of their crops. 

Serenade Optimum is available for use on grapes, leafy and fruiting vegetables, strawberries and potatoes, and is highly effective against fungal diseases such as Botrytis and Sclerotinia, and bacterial diseases such as Xanthomonas and Erwinia.



Neogen Phytodiagnostics

Neogen Corporation introduces its Neogen Phytodiagnostics product line to America. Neogen’s proven product line has been used in more than 90 countries worldwide since 1998 for the detection of more than 200 viral, bacterial and fungal plant pathogens. Neogen Phytodiagnostics have been used to detect pathogens in a wide variety of crops, and they excel in the detection of more than 35 important plant pathogens of particular concern to potato growers.

The easy-to-use diagnostics are offered in a wide variety of formats for laboratory use, as well as rapid detection tests for use in the field. Neogen’s field detection kits require no advanced training and produce a positive or negative result in 10 minutes or less, empowering growers to be able to make management decisions as soon as possible.

Since its founding in 1982, Neogen has developed a vast array of simple diagnostics to help food producers and processors ensure their products are as safe, and of the highest quality, as possible.


Valley, AquaSpy Soil Moisture Monitoring Technology

Valley Irrigation announces its collaboration with AquaSpy to offer farmers the most advanced soil moisture monitoring technology.

Valley SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy, will provide real-time data that tells growers how much water is needed at each stage of a crop’s growth cycle. Sold in an annual subscription format, the technology will allow farmers to make knowledgeable irrigation decisions about when and where inputs are needed to maximize yields.

The AquaSpy platform offers a revolutionary technical approach to managing the soil moisture profile, making it easy for growers to determine how much to water.

AquaSpy is partnering with Valley because of the Nebraska-based company’s reputation as the leader in precision irrigation.

The companies hope this partnership and the cutting-edge technology will lead to smarter decision making that will result in higher yields and cost savings for growers.

SoilPro 1200 probes will include 12 sensors that constantly collect moisture data directly from the crop’s root zones, up to 60 inches underground. The sensors will send out the moisture and salinity levels every three minutes. The data will be collected and analyzed, converted into actionable conclusions, and delivered to a web browser, making the service easy, intuitive, and affordable.

Valley will be the exclusive distributor of SoilPro 1200, which will be available in 2014.


Mujjo Double-Layered Touchscreen Gloves

Mujjo introduces its new double-layered touchscreen gloves. The extra layer, made out of wool, acts as an insulator and doubles as lining, providing enhanced thermal insulation and a soft touch. The layer of insulation is precisely balanced for optimal touchscreen usability.

The silicon grip dot patterns on the palms aid in gripping and provide anti-slip capabilities that will come in handy on a snowy winter day. These gloves are ideal for taking your phone out of your pocket and holding it during daily outdoors activities.

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