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Kennedy Space Center, Florida, February 20, 2017 — The first school experiment to test if plant cuttings build roots in zero gravity has been sent to the International Space Station (ISS). The trial, designed by Maria Koch, Raphael Schilling and David Geray - three students from an agricultural high school in Ravensburg, Germany - left Kennedy Space Center on board the SpaceX rocket that launched yesterday. To date, experiments conducted in zero gravity have only concentrated on the growth behavior of seeds. If cuttings can be used to propagate plants in space, it would be a significant advance in efforts to supply food for long space missions, such as to Mars.
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.
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.
LONG BEACH, CA, and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 5, 2016 – In today’s diverse agriculture job environment, aerial application, stands out as one of the more unique and challenging career paths. In an effort to support the continuing growth of aerial applicators, BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) are rewarding two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them in following their passions.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 15, 2016 — BASF’s Nexicor™ fungicide, engineered specifically for use in cereals, received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Powered by three modes of action, Nexicor fungicide provides long-lasting preventative and post-infection control of powdery mildew, tan spot, rusts and other diseases frequently found in cereals.