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BASF has created a better dicamba from the molecule up: Engenia® herbicide

To give growers the weed control they’ve been missing, BASF created Engenia herbicide — the most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

As the inventors of dicamba, BASF wiped the slate clean and built a new dicamba from the molecule up. With a heavier molecular weight and a stronger chemical bond, Engenia herbicide, with proper application, delivers an effective, on-target solution growers desperately need.

With its additional site of action, Engenia herbicide is effective on more than 200 broadleaf weeds including glyphosate-resistant weeds. It’s a broad-spectrum solution that controls the toughest broadleaf weeds like Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, velvetleaf, morningglory and giant ragweed.

There are currently 17 species of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the U.S., with 38 states affected by at least one species.

The number of herbicide-resistant weeds in each state is growing.* If not controlled, weed pressure can result in total crop loss in severe cases.1


As the inventors of dicamba, BASF has more than 50 years of experience in developing and improving dicamba for effective applications to meet evolving grower needs.

Dicamba Timeline

Field research demonstrates on-target herbicide application success with low volatility and drift, so the herbicide remains in place.

Volitility Chart

(above) Formulation advancements from Banvel® herbicide to Clarity® herbicide to Engenia herbicide.

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* Heap, I. The International Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds. Available at, accessed March 16, 2016.

1 International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds

Engenia® herbicide is the most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops.


Engenia herbicide is formulated to provide maximum flexibility with the lowest use rate of all dicamba products on the market, reducing the number of trips into the fields and sprayer loading time.

With a lower use rate, growers can stock less product and save more space.

When you use Engenia herbicide, you’ll apply at a rate of 12.8 ounces per acre, the lowest use rate when compared to any competitive product.

Engenia Herbicide

Tank Mixing

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Direct Injection

With an option for direct injection, farmers can cover more acres with the same input volume. And more coverage with one tank fill means fewer trips back to refill, which can save significant time and money.

Benefits of direct injection include:

  • Allowing growers to clean out a sprayer in one-third the time of a conventional unit.
  • That hour saved lets growers cover another 200+ acres before cleaning, giving growers a more efficient application window in the spring.
  • Minimizing cleaning time by involving only a few hoses and not an entire system.
  • Allowing for turning off the Engenia herbicide flow in buffer areas without having to stop and clean.

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Engenia® herbicide delivers performance you can count on.

Weed Control System

Engenia herbicide is part of a complete weed control system, providing a crop-safe, simple and reliable herbicide option following a residual herbicide to control even the toughest weeds.

Our industry-leading weed control portfolio is just one part of a complete acre approach.

A system approach delivers proven efficacy.

BASF studies show that a combination of Engenia herbicide and BASF residual herbicides control more than 95 percent of both grasses and problematic broadleaf weeds.

Better Weed Control*

Better Weed Control Chart

* Glyphosate is not approved as a tank mix - visit for a list of approved tank-mix partners.

Percent Weed Control at 2-3 Weeks

Percent Weed Control Chart

The BASF comprehensive weed control system provides the most sites of action —11—offered by any manufacturer.

BASF offers a suite of weed control solutions incorporating unmatched products you can combine and customize to meet the specific crop and agronomic needs you face today.

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Stewardship and Engenia® herbicide go hand in hand.

Growers take their land, crops and legacies seriously. And the hard work they put in day after day demonstrates a true commitment to stewarding the land— theirs and their neighbors'. BASF is working hand in glove with growers, as well as retailers and spray applicators, to provide the tools and resources they need to be effective and responsible managers.

These tools range from in-person and online spray application trainings through our On Target Application Academy, to our widely disseminated Stewardship Checklist, to giving out more than 600,000 compliant nozzles for free, plus many other resources that encourage strict adherence to the label requirements and responsible applications.

With all these tools and training at their fingertips, soybean and cotton growers are experiencing positive results with Engenia herbicide.

"We have not seen any kind of issues at all about off-target drift. We've been following the label, to the tee, and we haven't seen any kind of issues." — James Wray, Grower, AR

Thousands of growers like these are giving their fields the best chances for success by responsibly following the label, talking best practices with their BASF reps and by using the right tools.

OTAA by the numbers.

Meet your OTAA expert trainers.

Dr. Robert E. Wolf, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert E. Wolf, Ph.D.

Wolf Consulting & Research LLC

Dr. Robert E. Wolf is renowned for his work in training pesticide applicators worldwide. In 2012, Wolf developed the On Target Application Academy in conjunction with BASF. He brings more than 25 years of experience in application technology research along with education at universities and in the private sector.

Dr. H. Mark Hanna, Ph.D.

Dr. H. Mark Hanna, Ph.D.

Extension Agricultural Engineer, Iowa State University

At Iowa State, Hanna’s main focus is sustainable agricultural systems, including chemical application, energy consumption, tillage/planting and harvest. His research focus has been on developing ways for field equipment to enhance productivity and environmental stewardship through field days and other outreach activities.

Dr. Phillip Stahlman, Ph.D.

Dr. Phillip Stahlman, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Weed Science, Kansas State University

Dr. Phillip Stahlman has had an acclaimed career as a weed scientist at Kansas State University for over 40 years. While at Kansas State, Dr. Stahlman served in the positions of Professor of Weed Science and Research Weed Scientist with a research emphasis in integrated weed management, strategies for field crops in semi-arid environments and herbicide resistance evolution and management. Throughout his career, Dr. Stahlman has had numerous published works on weed science and application in addition to a variety of agricultural topics.

Dr. Stahlman earned his bachelor's degree in Agronomy at Oklahoma Panhandle State College, his master's degree in Agronomy/Weed Science at North Dakota State University and his Ph.D. in Agronomy/Weed Science at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. He currently resides in Hays, Kansas with his wife Linda. They have two grown sons and one granddaughter.

Further your knowledge and expertise through these BASF educational resources.

Count on a knowledgeable team in the field.

Protect your crops from yield-robbing weeds, maintain advances in conservation, and enhance your operation's efficiency through the technical and agronomic support from your BASF team.

BASF has a very knowledgeable and experienced staff of advisors in on-target applications of dicamba, having confidently applied over 50 million acres of Status® herbicide (a dicamba formulation for corn) over the last eight years.

Success in the field starts with knowledge from the advisors.

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