Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mix Tank App Added to DTN/The Progressive Farmer Online Product Offerings

Application provides producers using crop protection tank mixes with the proper mixing order, saving them time and money

Waukegan, Illinois (December 15, 2011) – Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that its agriculture brand, DTN/The Progressive Farmer, is partnering with Precision Laboratories to add their Mix Tank application to its online product offering.

Using multiple chemicals in one application is a common occurrence; producers use mixtures to overcome weed resistance issues, as well as save time when multiple products need to be applied to a field in the same time period. An incorrect mix could lead to over- or under-application of active ingredient, resulting in crop injury or non-performance issues. Using the correct mixing sequence is also key for compatibility purposes; a non-compatible mix can lead to clogging problems resulting in difficulty pushing the mixture through the tank’s spray lines and nozzles.

Using the Mix Tank app, producers can find the correct sequence for crop protection tank mixes to ensure effective use of all chemicals. In addition, they will save time and money with the ability to easily mix multiple products and eliminate application problems.

The Mix Tank application eliminates guesswork for producers and provides consistent results. Over 900 crop protection products from over 17 manufacturers are included in the application and users can select up to 19 products from the following categories: herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, foliar nutrition and adjuvants. Jim Reiss, vice president of agricultural chemistries at Precision Laboratories says, “An improper mix can cause lost time and money. By using the Mix Tank app, users can get the most out of every tank mix.”

According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Telvent is committed to innovation in the agriculture industry and helping producers make the best decisions for their businesses. The partnership between DTN/The Progressive Farmer and Precision Laboratories reflects our commitment to providing expert knowledge to our customers.”

The application is available as part of a subscription to DTN Grains Professional. To subscribe, visit

About Precision Laboratories
Precision Laboratories is a leading provider of specialized chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil and water to maximize resource and biological performance potential while stewarding the environment. For more information on the company’s products and its value-added dealers, call 800-323-6280 or visit

About Telvent
Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine manufacturers, Non-residential buildings, Data centers & Networks, and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 20 billion Euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. (


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