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    M-Lamaster Fanning, Saturday, February S, 2000
Merial Hires Saik
ISELIN, N.J.-Merial announ
ced that Judith Saik, D.V.M.,
Little Britain, Pa., has been
named senior veterinary investi
gator/pathologist, development
projects, pharmaceutical re
search and development.
In this capacity, she will be
responsible for supporting pro
ject teams in the design, con
duct. and reporting of target ani
mal safety studies, coordinating
the histopathologic evaluation of
selected clinical and safety stud
ies; managing the pathology
archives; and monitoring and
reporting clinical aspects of
pharmacovigilance. She will be
based in Iselm, N.J.
Saik has 20 years of animal
health experience, recently serv
ing as staff pathologist and agri
culture business product team
leader at DuPont’s Haskell Lab
oratory in Newark, Del. Said has
been a member of the pathology
faculty at the University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and
Flotation Farm Tire
Has Longer Wear
AKRON, Ohio-Goodyear has
introduced a new design in the
Super Terra-Grip LW high-flota
tion farm tire that promotes
longer and more even wear.
The available sizes for the
Super Terra-Grip LW are the
48X25.00-20NHS and the
“Traditional high-flotation
tires often experience uneven
wear, particularly if they are dri
ven a considerable amount on
hard surfaces in between job
sites,” said Dave Weed,
Goodyear’s applications engi
neer for farm tires. “We altered
the distribution of the tread so
there is a 40 percent increase in
the surface area that is in con
tact with the ground. That extra
surface area accounts for the
more even wear and the longer
By redistributing the tread
instead of simply increasing the
Pig Feeders Offer
Easy Clean Option
MILFORD, Ind.-Chore-Time
has added an easy washout
option to its Generation lII™
nursery and finishing feeders
that allows those pig feeders to
be cleaned without moving them
from their operating position.
The Chore-Time feeder’s
Easy Clean Option operates by
means of a small gate at the end
of the feeder’s trough. The gate
slides up to allow wash water to
escape from the feeder trough
during the cleanout process. The
gate is raised or closed and
locked into position with a top
mounted control using the same
design as Chore-Time’s easy-set
feeder adjustments.
Chore-Time has also added a
floor bracket that holds the feed
er three-fourths of an inch 119
Dr. Judith Saik
has served on the staff of the
comparative pathology section
at the National Institutes of
Health in Bethesda, Md. A
licensed veterinarian with three
years experience in veterinary
practice, she is a diplomate in
the American College of
Veterinary Pathologists.
amount of total tread surface
area, Goodyear engineers were
able to avoid creating a heavier
The 48X31.00-20NHS, which
can be used in the steer or rear
positions, comes with either 10-
or 12-ply ratings. It has an over
all diameter of 49 inches, an
overall width of 30.5, and a cen
terline tread depth of 38/32. The
10-ply tire has a 30-mph load
rating of 5,840 pounds at 30
pounds per square inch inflation
pressure, while the 12-ply is
rated for 6,950 pounds at 40 psi.
The 48X25.00-20NHS is a
steer position tire with a 10-ply
rating. With a diameter of 49
inches and a width of 25 inches,
it is capable of hauling 6,150
pounds at 35 psi at speeds of up
to 30 miles per hour. It also has
a centerline tread depth of
This line of tires is typically
used on fertilizer spreaders.
millimeters) off the floor to allow
a pressure washer access under
the feeder.
The company’s stainless steel
Generation lII™ feeders were
developed for market pigs to
help producers to prevent feed
waste while also saving hours in
feeder adjustment and cleanout
time. Other pig feeders available
from Chore-Time include a tube
feeder for wean-to-finish and
finisher pigs, a paddle feeder for
wet or dry feeding of nursery or
finisher pigs, unique round feed
ers designed to work with the
pig’s natural feeding prefer
ences, and a variety of drop feed
ers for sows and boars. The com
pany also offers ventilation sys
tems as well as feed storage and
conveying equipment.
vartis Crop Protection, Inc., in
1999 introduced several new
products for use on fruit and
vegetables, received label expan
sions on a few more, and is in
the midst of developing and
introducing more innovative
chemistries and products.
New Fungicides
•Vanguard®. This reduced
risk systemic fungicide was reg
istered on pome fruit, grapes,
stone fruit and almonds in 1998,
with the first commercial usage
opportunity for most growers
coming in 1999. It was regis
tered in New York State in
spring 1999. It is effective
against early season primary
and foliar scab in apples, espe
cially in cooler conditions. Van
gard offers a 48-hour reach-back
control and five- to six-day for
ward disease protection against
apple scab. In grapes, it controls
botrytis bunch rot and in stone
fruit it controls brown rot blos
som blight. Vangard has a new
mode of action with no known
cross resistance to other classes
of fungicides.
•Flint™. This reduced risk
advanced strobilurin fungicide
was registered in the fall of 1999
on pome fruit, grapes, and
cucurbits. Flint should be regis
tered for use by mid-February in
California, with registration in
New York expected sometime in
2000. Flint exhibits unique
locked-in properties, which
means that it has a high affinity
with the plant surface and is
absorbed by the waxy layers of
the plant. It penetrates plant
tissue and has translaminar
activity. On apples, it will be
used to control foliar and fruit
scab, powdery mildew, sooty
blotch, and fly speck. It also sup
presses some of the fruit rots. In
grapes it will be used to control
powdery mildew and black rot
and will suppress downy mil
dew. Flint has excellent rainfast
quality. Label additions of fruit
ing vegetables and hops are
expected in 2000. In 2001,
Novartis hopes to add stone
fruit, citrus, and nuts to the
Flint label.
•Orbit™. Propiconazole, the
active ingredient in Orbit, pro
vides early and late disease con
trol on stone fruit. Orbit controls
Sprayer Offers Greater Productivity
ATLANTA, Ga.-’The new
Willmar® Eagle® 8500 sprayer
has been designed from the
ground up to improve profitabil
ity for custom applicators with
new features that increase
application productivity,” said
Mark Perger, Willmar general
marketing manager.
“Simply stated, the new 8500
sprayer offers improvements in
size, speed, comfort, and smooth
ness of operation that applica
tors have been asking for,” he
New 8500 sprayer features
for increased productivity
•200 hp Cummins turbo
charged, six-cylinder diesel
engine coupled with a re
designed hydrostatic drive that
puts maximum power and trac
tion to the ground to cover more
acres in less time.
•Self-leveling 80 foot or 90
foot boom with recessed, protect
ed nozzles to reduce downtime
•Faster transport between
fields with 32 mph top travel
Introduces New
brown rot blossom blight at
early bloom and controls brown
rot when applied pre-harvest.
New for 2000 is a registration
for applications from petal fall to
pre-harvest on stone fruit for
powdery mildew control and,
additionally, on sweet and tart
cherries for control of cherry
leafspot. This product has 48-
hour reachback and 10- to 14-
day residual protection. It has 0-
day PHI for extended fruit rot
protection after picking.
New Insecticides
•Proclaim®. This semisyn
thetic insecticide is derived from
a naturally occurring soil micro
organism. Proclaim is a synthet
ically altered form of abamectin,
the active ingredient in Agri-
Mek®, and is highly selective for
lepidopterous worm pests,
including diamondback moth,
beet armyworm, and tomato pin
worm. Proclaim disrupts the
nerve impulses of target pests,
so they become paralyzed and
stop feeding quickly. Proclaim is
now registered for use in head
lettuce, celery, and head and
stem brassica crops outside of
California, Arizona, and New
York, with registrations expect
ed in those three states in time
for 2000 use season.
•Fulfill®. This new insecti
cide that specifically targets
aphids received EPA registra
tion in fall 1999 on potatoes and
tobacco. Fulfill stops aphids
from feeding on plants within
one or two hours after contact or
ingestion. Feeding, formation of
honeydew, and plant damage are
abruptly halted, although aph
ids may remain on a plant for
several days after treatment.
Fulfill can also significantly
reduce the spread of persistently
transmitted viruses such as
PLRV. Fulfill has minimal effect
on non-target insects, including
predators, parasites and pollina
•Agri-Mek®. In recent years,
growers are using Agri-Mek
insecticide/miticide on apples
with oil at petal fall for more
effective mite control. This early,
post-petal fall application allows
the active ingredient to be easily
absorbed by the young foliage
and gives six weeks control, the
longest lasting mite control at
the lowest cost per day. On
apples it also controls leafmin-
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The new 8500 sprayer offers
improvements in size, speed,
comfort, and smoothness of
operation that applicators have
been asking for.
•Lowered boom racks for bet
ter sideward visibility during
•Time-saving 1,000-gallon
ers, and the product label was
expanded to include control of
white apple leafhopper east of
the Rockies in 1999. Control of
spider mites and western grape
leaf skeletonizer on grapes are
recent additions to the federal
label, with registration in
California expected in time for
2000 use season. Agri-Mek has
also become the standard for
pear psylla control.
•Thiamethoxam (Actara™,
Platinum™). This new systemic
insecticide controls a wide spec
trum of sucking and chewing
insects such as plum curculio,
aphids, whitefly, leafhoppers,
leafminers, mealybug, pear psyl
la, thrips, Colorado potato bee
tle, and others. Thiamethoxam
interferes with the insect’s ner
vous system through contact
and ingestion. It is a very flexi
ble product, formulated in vari
ous ways to accommodate many
application methods, including
seed, soil and foliar treatments,
at low use rates. Thiamethoxam
exhibits excellent crop safety
and should be ideal for IPM pro
grams. Thiamethoxam products
are not currently available for
sale or use in the United States.
Registrations on pome fruit, cole
crops, cucurbits, leafy and fruit
ing vegetable crops, potatoes,
tobacco and cotton are expected
in mid-2000.
New Plant Activator
•Actigard™. This unique
compound controls several plant
diseases by stimulating a plant’s
natural defense mechanism. It is
not classified as a fungicide, but
as a plant activator. In nature,
this defense mechanism can be
stimulated when a plant is
infected by a fungus, bacterium,
or virus. When Actigard is
applied preventively or in the
early stages of disease develop
ment, it uniformly triggers the
plant’s defense mechanism.
Actigard protects against many
foliar diseases, such as bacterial
speck and spot in tomatoes,
downy mildew of lettuce, white
rust and downy mildew of
spinach, and blue mold of tobac
co. It is not currently available
for sale or use in the United
States. Actigard is a reduced
risk product expected to receive
registration in spring 2000 in
lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, and
product tank for more produc
tive days
•Quicker track setting to
match almost any row spacing
or wheel track requirements
with no tie rods to adjust
•Two-foot tighter turning
radius for quicker turns
•Patented Air Glide suspen
sion system and UniChassis
frame work together to deliver a
smoother ride
•Improved cab sealing for a
quieter, cleaner operating envi
•Redesigned cab for im
proved visibility to the wheels
•1,000-hour full warranty
and two-year, 1,500-hour engine
and drive train warranty