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May. 13, 2016
BASF’s Varisto herbicide receives registration for use in select crops

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 13, 2016 — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently registered BASF’s Varisto® herbicide for use in clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans. This new herbicide helps maximize yield potential by delivering a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control.

May. 12, 2016
BASF opens new R&D center for biological crop protection and seed solutions

LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 12, 2016 – BASF put a new R&D center at the Crop Protection division’s headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany, into operations. By housing two promising and well-connected research areas – biological crop protection and seed solutions – the center will be a hub of expertise for solutions in chemistry and biology to farmers around the globe. As a result, BASF is boosting its potential to develop innovations beyond classical crop protection.

Apr. 27, 2016
BASF launches Grow Smart™ University

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 27, 2016 – BASF announced the launch of a new online educational resource, Grow Smart™ University, which connects growers and industry professionals with agronomic and agribusiness content. Grow Smart University offers an extensive library of farm management information, making it easier and faster to find helpful materials.

Apr. 15, 2016
BASF supports students’ research project on how to farm in space

LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 15, 2016 – Summer of 2016 is set as the launch date: The V3PO student project supported by BASF will fly to the International Space Station (ISS). Behind V3PO are three students from the agricultural faculty of the Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany, who want to find out if plant cuttings build roots in zero gravity and how the roots behave over time.

Apr. 08, 2016
BASF submits regulatory dossier for its newest insecticide active ingredient, Inscalis

LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 8, 2016 – BASF announced today the regulatory dossier submission for a new insecticide active ingredient, Inscalis™. Inscalis is the pioneer solution from a novel chemical class, the pyropenes, offering an alternative mode of action for the control of key insect pests and providing an essential tool to farmers for use in resistance and integrated pest management programs. Inscalis controls critical piercing and sucking insect pests such as aphids, whiteflies, psyllids, scales, and leafhoppers. First registration dossiers were submitted to the authorities in the U.S. and Canada for use on a wide range of crops such as vegetables, fruit, row crops, and ornamentals.


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