News & Events
Feb 13, 2017
In a time when commodity prices are unfavorable, in particular for wheat growers, BASF hosted a one-day informational event to highlight the current state of wheat in the U.S. and in the PNW. The U.S. Wheat Associates, the Oregon Wheat Commission and the Wheat Marketing Center participated in the event and discussed wheat quality, the international market and the industry’s efforts to provide the best wheat for export.
Jan 30, 2017
Farming today is more complex than ever, and there is an increased need for effective crop protection products that growers can rely on to help them succeed. BASF dedicates significant research and development efforts to providing innovative crop protection solutions for growers.
Jan 23, 2017
Today’s agricultural world is a complex environment. On any given operation around the country, growers in modern agriculture must effectively manage resistant weeds, comprehend advanced equipment technologies, and steward state-of-the-art herbicide chemistries.
Jan 20, 2017
The advent of new and advanced herbicide technologies demands increased stewardship education to ensure proper application and to reduce weed resistance. BASF is responding to this need by expanding its On Target Application Academy (OTAA) stewardship program with an online training module. The new digital training provides growers and applicators easy-to-access best practices for proper and effective herbicide application, including the application of Engenia™ herbicide, the most flexible and advanced dicamba for use on dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.
Dec 20, 2016
BASF today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Engenia™ herbicide.
Dec 20, 2016
Resistant weeds: two words growers don’t want to mention when discussing what’s growing in their fields. For many throughout the U.S., however, it’s a common statement. The International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds has identified 16 weed species across 38 states that are resistant to glyphosate alone. In a time where the focus on higher yields has never been more important, the industry needs new technologies to control resistant weeds and help ensure profitability.
Dec 19, 2016
Winners of the National Wheat Foundation’s first annual National Wheat Yield Contest were selected earlier this month, highlighting remarkable wheat growers across the country.
Nov 23, 2016
The Agrow Awards honor individuals and companies that have achieved high standards within the crop protection and agrochemical industry globally. At the 2016 Agrow Awards, BASF North America’s Living Acres initiative was recognized with a High Commendation in the Best Stewardship Programme category.
Nov 09, 2016
Her passion for agriculture communication has taken her far, and it’s just the beginning. To recognize Mara McGurl for her commitment and leadership in agriculture, she was selected to receive the NAFB Grow Smart™ Scholarship sponsored by BASF. This one-time scholarship, managed by the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), provides financial support to students studying agricultural communications with a concentration in broadcast media.
Nov 03, 2016
Long before a new BASF product reaches growers’ fields, it goes through a rigorous research and development process followed by a risk assessment from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To do this successfully, BASF invests $1.5 million in the agricultural research and development division every day to ensure compliance and efficacy at every step of the process.
Oct 24, 2016
Every year, growers learn about new agricultural insights and recommendations for improving their operations and getting the most out of every acre. But where do these innovative ideas come from? The hard work and discoveries behind the future of agricultural innovations are summed up in two powerful letters: R&D.
Oct 19, 2016
From self-driving tractors to new herbicide-tolerant cropping systems, ag tech constantly drives innovation on the farm. Some growers are taking tech to the skies with one of the latest trends — drones. A leading ag tech expert, Chad Colby, was recently featured on an episode of the “Grow Smart with BASF” podcast where he discussed how drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are influencing today’s farms.