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KBH’s ‘One Trip Plow’ Helps Lower Fuel Costs

The KBH Corp. of Clarksdale, Miss., manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment for more than 50 years, recently launched a new product that may revolutionize post-harvest field preparation.

The KBH One Trip Plow combines the features of a plow, middle buster and stalk cutter and can go directly behind a combine or picker/stripper.

Tim Tenhet, KBH director of sales, says the new equipment was developed as a way for producers to improve field preparation and conserve time, as well as save labor and fuel costs.

“The One Trip Plow eliminates the need for a shredder or rotary cutter,” says Tenhet. “The unique buster design rows up land, while the plow turns over the soil and incorporates stalks and residue into the seedbed. For each step it saves, the grower can count the cost savings.”

The One Trip Plow can be used on cotton, corn, milo and soybeans. It allows for depth adjustments to accommodate a variety of tillage needs and is available in 4, 6 and 8-row models.

For additional information, interested parties should go online at www.KBHequipment.com or call (800) 843-5241.

California Ginners Honor Gilbert, Wakelyn

Wayne Gilbert, manager of Broad-view Cooperative Gin, was named the California Cotton Ginners Association’s 2007 Ginner of the Year during the organization’s recent annual meeting in Morro Bay.

In 1987, Gilbert joined Broadview Coop Gin as its superintendent and became gin manager in 1995. He is an active participant in the California Cotton Ginners Association and currently serves as the first vice chairman of the organization.

Dr. Phillip Wakelyn of the National Cotton Council was honored as the recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the state’s cotton industry. Wakelyn began his career as a research chemist with the Dow Chemical Company in 1963.

He worked for Texas Tech in the early 1970s and joined the National Cotton Council in 1973 and has been there ever since. Wakelyn, now an NCC consultant, has represented the cotton industry on issues from bysinossis to aflatoxin, PM10 and ozone to flammability, and repetitive motion injuries to hazard communication.

FMC Herbicide Offers Broad Spectrum Control

Cotton producers looking for broad-spectrum control of tough insect pests now have a new alternative for fast knockdown and long-lasting residual control.

FMC has launched new Brigadier insecticide, which recently received an expanded label from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in cotton. Brigadier provides control of a broader spectrum of cotton pests in a convenient formula.

Cotton producers can expect Brigadier to knock down tough pests, including tarnished plant bugs and Western plant bugs, and keep them down throughout critical plant growth and boll development stages.

The dual mode of action in new Brigadier provides fast knockdown and longer-lasting residual activity on cotton pests in one convenient formulation. In addition, Brigadier is an excellent tool in an overall resistance management program.

For more information about the complete portfolio of FMC products, visit www.FMCcrop.com.

Green Bay Packer Coach Endorses Case Tractors

Green Bay Packers head football coach Mike McCarthy is seeing red these days: Case IH Red. McCarthy is officially endorsing Service Motor Company – one of the top Case IH dealerships serving the greater Green Bay area – as well as the famed Case IH Farmall line of tractors.

McCarthy will serve as a guest speaker for the Service Motor Company special VIP customer event to be held at Lambeau Field.

“We’re thrilled to have Coach McCarthy on the Case IH team,” says Julie Rudnick, Case marketing director. “With our worldwide corporate headquarters in Wisconsin, thousands of Case IH enthusiasts are obviously die-hard Green Bay fans – and have been for decades.

“And with 2008 being the 85th anniversary of the famous Farmall tractors, it’s a great time to celebrate all three legacies.”

Service Motor Company has been serving northeastern and central Wisconsin’s football fans for 90 years. For additional information, go to http://www.caseih.com/na.

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