News & Events
Mar 27, 2017
When passion and investment come together, dreams come true. Each year, BASF and the American Soybean Association (ASA) help make those dreams possible with the Soy Scholarship. The Soy Scholarship is a $5,000 award presented to an exceptional high school senior who thrives in both academics and leadership roles.
Mar 27, 2017
From the corn fields of Iowa to the plains of Texas, the U.S. is filled with young individuals with their eyes on a future in agriculture. With this abundance of talent in young ag, the responsibility falls on the industry to provide them with the tools necessary to secure this future. At the 2017 Commodity Classic, stellar graduate and undergraduate students came together to receive the William C. Berg Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarship from the National Corn Growers Association in partnership with BASF.
Mar 23, 2017
During the 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, hundreds of monarch butterflies descended near the convention center in Hemisfair Park – but they were walking, not flying. More than 275 children earned their monarch wings and donned butterfly face paintings at the Monarchs, Milkweed and Migration event on March 3.
Mar 21, 2017
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 21, 2017 – BASF today announced the completion of its Beaumont, Texas, facility expansion, the only dicamba manufacturing facility in the U.S. for the agriculture industry. The Beaumont site received more than $270 million in capital improvements in the last three years, making it BASF’s largest agricultural products facility investment in company history. In addition, BASF has invested more than $290 million in its eight other North American agricultural products production sites and facilities that support its agricultural business, helping to provide solutions for growers and contributing to the economic development of the communities it serves.
Mar 21, 2017
Glyphosate-resistant weeds have been identified on more than two-thirds of U.S. crop land, putting new solutions for effective weed control in high demand. To address these crop protection needs, BASF is committed to continued investments in R&D and the production of innovative solutions; one of which is its expanded dicamba manufacturing facility in Beaumont, Texas.
Mar 16, 2017
Full bloom is a beautiful yet precarious time frame for an almond orchard. Not only are the pink buds that open to white blooms a stunning sight to behold, they represent the potential yield that may be harvested from each tree. A blossom directly correlates to an almond if the bloom is protected properly and allowed to set into a healthy nut.
Mar 13, 2017
“Plan the work, work the plan.” The age-old adage rings true across any project in any industry. In farming, the plan outlines the important path from buying farm inputs to harvest marketing decisions. When building a solid plan, a helpful first step is to evaluate successes — and challenges — from the past. Broken down by state, here are a few key learnings from 2016 along with recommendations for 2017.
Mar 06, 2017
Most weeds have a vulnerable protein or two that can be compromised for effective management and crop protection. Understanding the science behind weed control can help growers achieve healthier plants and higher yields. These proteins are commonly referred to as sites of action, which is not to be confused or interchanged with modes of action.
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.