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Fertizona is Arizona’s largest agricultural fertilizer and crop protection retailer. With 9 locations located from Southern California, throughout Arizona and Northern Mexico, with a regional trucking depot, fertilizer production facilities, and seed coating operation.
Fertizona and its member companies, Compton Ag Services, Ag Express, and CYC Seed Company provide inputs for Southwestern growers, turf managers, nurseries, landscapers, and municipalities. With an experienced staff of Pest Control Advisors, Agronomists and Turf Managers, we provide superior service and knowledge and provide for our Southwestern agriculture.
The leading seed companies continue to roll out advanced, stacked genetics to meet different needs of growers around the world, and Fertizona can offer you many options.
For example, Mycogen® brand corn hybrids from Dow AgroSciences feature SmartStax® technology with built-in crop protection. SmartStax allows growers to protect more acres from damage caused by corn insects, including European corn borer, corn rootworm, corn earworm, western bean cutworm and black cutworm.
SmartStax technology treats insects with multiple modes of action instead of just one, which provides improved control and minimizes concerns about developing insect resistance. First-generation traits offer only a single mode of action. Better yet, SmartStax reduces the above- and below-ground refuge requirement from 20 percent to just five, meaning you can plant the high-yielding hybrids on 95 percent of your acres.
“We’re excited about the SmartStax products,” said Tyke Bennett, Seed Products Sales Manager, Fertizona. “For our region, we recommend hybrids TMF2H918 and TMF2L874. They’re both especially well-adapted to the silage markets of the Southwest and California.”
Mycogen TMF (Total Managed Forage) silage corn is bred for high tonnage and for digestibility that averages 4 percent higher than conventional corn hybrids. TMF hybrids are also known for well-developed ears and long, wide leaves plus tall, strong stalks for more total dry matter.
2H918 is a full-season hybrid with excellent drought tolerance and standability as well as good spider mite tolerance. Hybrid 2L874 combines high yields with good NDFD scores and unsurpassed insect protection.
On studies in multiple states, SmartStax hybrids demonstrated an average yield advantage of 616 pounds per acre compared to non-Bt hybrids under minimal insect pressure.
“There are a lot of potential economic benefits of these hybrids,” Bennett added. “SmartStax can help you yield better than ever.”
For more information about the latest corn technology, contact your local Fertizona or Compton Ag rep today.
"SmartStax can help you yield better than ever." - Tyke Bennett, Seed Products Sales Manager, Fertizona