Monsanto Lasso Micro-Tech
While Monsanto’s Lasso herbicide helped farmers get “dependable full-season control with less herbicide stress and maximum yield potential,” new Lasso Micro-Tech was touted as a major breakthrough for conservation tillage. Tiny micro-tech capsules helped the active ingredient more easily penetrate crop residue, or trash as it was called.
Kinze no-till planter
The new Kinze double frame planter provided no-till farmers with the fertilizer and no-till extras, plus dependable plateless row units, heavy-duty down-pressure springs, coulters and closing wheels. And it offered flexible row spacing from 30 to 15 inches, including front-mount pusher row units that would allow 10-inch rows.
Shell Bladex herbicide
Looks like they got the Bladex sales team together for this group photo to show that they stand behind the performance of this popular grass and broadleaf herbicide. And if you were not satisified, these partners will work with your dealer to get you a free re-spray. What a deal!
Jacques soybean seed
This Wisconsin seed company was primed to send farmers a free 1984 yieldbook with farmer results showing Jacques varieties versus the competition, both public and private.
New Idea planters
On a price per pound basis, it looks like the 6-row narrow conservation planters from New Idea beat out White, IH and John Deere. Interesting way to sell planters!
Union Carbide Amiben herbicide
This Q&A ad for Amiben herbicide listed farmers and their actual comments about how the product delivered weed control on the toughest broadleaf weeds – like buttonweed (velvetleaf), pigweed, black nightshade and many more.
Cyanamid Prowl herbicide
Under the mantra that conservation tillage saves topsoil, soil moisture, fuel and equipment costs – one shallow incorporation of Prowl offered long-lasting protection and saved $6 per acre over Lasso and Dual, with no worries of carryover.
Union Carbide Temik
This nematicide claimed to stop all races of soybean cyst nematode to deliver more yield compared to Nemacur and Furadan.
Gustafson Apron seed treatment
Gustafson used their advertising for Apron systemic seed treatment to educate growers on the damage caused by Phytophthora root rot and Pythium.
Pioneer soybean seed
Pioneer touted specific variety performance that delivered consistent high yields by maturity group as well as protection against diseases.
International Multifoods (IMC) Lynks soybean seed
New Lynks soybean line touted their research on over 8,500 varieties to deliver only the toughest and best winners of local trials. And imagine tearing off the bottom of an ad and mailing it in for a product book and info on becoming a dealer.
Cargill soybean meal
This corporate ad for Cargill touts how a manager helped establish a soybean meal market in Indonesia by building one chicken facility, then turning it into a 4 million chicken industry. And next this manager was off to Thailand to do the same thing, continuing to help U.S. soybean growers.
Griffin Linex 4L herbicide
Griffin talked about how thousands of soybean growers added Linex broadleaf control to their Lasso or Dual grass control program. It was also compatible in reduced-tillage programs with contact herbicides like Roundup, Paraquat or Bronco.
Asgrow/O’s Gold soybean seed
In 1985, Asgrow and O’s Gold had merged, so the company was touting using the best seed from both companies to spread your risk against drought, pests, extreme heat and early frost.
White Seed Boss planter
By simply digging into your seedbed, you could see the perfectly placed seed advantage of the White Seed Boss planter. Precision depth control, accurate spacing between seeds and less seed bounce due to a curved seed tube were advancements they promoted.
AgriPro soybean seed
If you don’t want surprises, plant the research-proven soybeans from AgriPro, who had recently brought RP Forages and Migro Seeds under the AgriPro name.
DeKalb-Pfizer Genetics corn seed
These farmers got out of their trucks to admire the corn yield delivered by the all-around performer DK 484 – because you plant proof, not promises!
Ciba-Geigy Dual herbicide
The popularity of Dual herbicide is shown is this simple brand ad, where they simply touted Dual’s best value and best performance.
PPG Genate Plus herbicide
It’s not often you see halos over every corn plant, but Genate Plus evidently earned it due to it’s gentle yet effective weed control, delivered by a patented safener.
Farm Fans grain dryers
This Farm Fans ad touted how an on-farm grain facility enabled farmers to harvest earlier and more efficiently for higher profits. Any one of Farm Fans 17 grain dryer models will deliver highest grain quality.
DuPont Lorox L herbicide
For less than $8 per acre, farmers could control these tough weeds with Lorox the proven preemergence partner – common ragweed, pigweed, smartweed and lambsquarter.
Elanco Treflan herbicide
In these challenging times of the mid-1980s, almost all herbicide companies were touting cost savings. The popular Treflan herbicide was no different, reminding growers that it delivers the most weed control for the least money.
Steiger 4-WD tractors
The all new Steiger Cougar 1000 was touted as the working man’s four-wheel drive – agile enough for row-crop work and rugged enough for primary tillage. And it was priced low enough for you to afford.
International Harvestor tractors
IH designed and built this 50-series all-wheel drive tractor from the ground up to be more productive. It featured positive pulling power at all traction points, limited-slip differential, integral drive train for shifting on-the-go from two-wheel to all-wheel drive, STS transmission and a three-year warrantee.
Cyanamid Counter insecticide/nematicide
This popular insecticide/nematicide combo in Counter aimed to deliver the broadest spectrum of tough pest control in conservation tillage environments, guaranteed.