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New Bison Herbicide Competes With Liquid Achieve

Makhteshim Agan of North America, Canada Ltd. (MANA Canada), has announced the registration of Bison 400L. This is the first time that the active ingredient tralkoxydim has been introduced into the Canadian market since Liquid Achieve. Bison is registered for use in wheat (spring, winter and durum), barley and rye. It delivers excellent control of Persian darnel, wild oats and foxtail, but at a fair price.

“Producers can tackle Persian darnel, wild oats and foxtail with Bison. It’s a great herbicide for wheat and barley. We believe marketplace competition is good for all producers and retailers and MANA is once again delivering an alternative to that marketplace,” said Dale Kushner, Canadian commercial business manager for MANA Canada. “Bison is going to be available from leading retailers and sold at a fair price as we don’t believe in the complex, bundled pricing packages that some other manufacturers use.”

The product is available in a 40-acre case that contains an eight-litre jug of Bison and an eight-litre jug of Addit adjuvant.

N. D. Organic Elevator Sold

Mach One Corp., a Wisconsin biotech firm developing nutraceuticals for the dairy, beef and human health industries, has bought St. Paul, Minn.-basedorganic grain firm Ceres Organic Harvest, including its main organic grain terminal at Clyde, N. D., in a US$8 million all-stock deal.

Ceres, a grain handler and processor supplying organic grain and ingredients to the food, feed and dairy industries, handles organic wheat, oats, corn, flax, barley and other products at Clyde, about 50 km south of Pilot Mound, Man.

The company, which had revenues of about US$20 million in 2008, said it has access to over 1,000 organic crop producers throughout North America and has “established goodwill” among farmers and farmer groups in the U. S. Midwest and Southwest and on Canada’s Prairies.

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