Press Releases

Feb. 02, 2018
BASF protects fungicide intellectual property rights and innovation investments

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 2, 2018 – BASF filed a lawsuit against Willowood LLC to halt the ongoing infringement of certain BASF patents relating to the manufacture and use of its fungicide pyraclostrobin.

Jan. 04, 2018
BASF launches several formulations of Velondis biofungicide

BASF’s new Velondis® brand biofungicide seed treatment formulations have received registrations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With potential applications in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the products are designed to boost the protection of seedlings and plants from key soil-borne diseases.

Dec. 20, 2017
BASF donates $10,000 to Wildfire Relief Fund

BASF donated $10,000 to the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation’s Ag Employee Wildfire Relief Fund. The donation will be used to help ag employees working in Sonoma County California vineyards that have lost or experienced devastating damage to their homes because of the ongoing wildfires.

Dec. 06, 2017
BASF submits Trunemco Nematode Management Seed Treatment for North American registration

BASF submitted its new Trunemco™ Nematode Management seed treatment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for registration. Trunemco Nematode Management is a seed-applied solution that will provide growers with a patented combination of a microorganism and a biochemical.

Dec. 04, 2017
BASF and NAAA recognize next generation of aerial applicators

To support the future of ag aerial application and help build a pipeline of talented ag aviators, BASF’s Crop Protection division and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Jonathan Aslesen of Buffalo, Minnesota, and a $2,500 scholarship to Colton Tidwell of Lonoke, Arkansas.

Nov. 16, 2017
BASF reports end of season dicamba results

In a recent survey, 400 soybean and cotton growers across the country said the newest BASF technology, Engenia® herbicide, designed to battle tough weeds for dicamba tolerant (DT) crops, provided them with cleaner fields in the 2017 growing season.

Nov. 14, 2017
BASF-sponsored National Wheat Yield Contest announces 2017 winners

Winners of the BASF-sponsored National Wheat Yield Contest were recently announced and recognized for producing top yields. BASF is a founding sponsor of the National Wheat Foundation contest, now in its second year, which highlights remarkable yields from wheat growers across the country.

Nov. 06, 2017
BASF launches new Stamina F4 Cereals fungicide seed treatment

BASF’s new Stamina F4® Cereals fungicide received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Growers can now take advantage of the new seed treatment fungicide for more consistent and improved emergence, enhanced seedling vigor above and below ground, heightened ability to manage exposure to cold conditions, and disease control.

Oct. 30, 2017
BASF launches Zidua SC herbicide as new tool for growers against resistant weeds

Corn, soybean and wheat growers in the U.S. have a new solution against resistant weeds — BASF’s Zidua® SC (Suspension Concentrate) herbicide. Zidua SC herbicide offers the same long-lasting weed control as Zidua herbicide, but in an improved SC liquid formulation.

Oct. 13, 2017
BASF signs agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses

Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 13, 2017 – BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

Sep. 21, 2017
Statement to the Arkansas State Plant Board

Arkansas farmers have been battling yield-impacting pigweed for years. The invasive weed has become resistant to older technology. Soybean and cotton fields across Arkansas were being choked out by pigweed. That started changing this year. With new dicamba tolerant (DT) technology, farmers can once again control pigweed. The result: cleaner fields and greater yields.

Sep. 14, 2017
BASF donates $75,000 to Feeding America's National Produce Program

BASF will join the fight against hunger with a $75,000 donation to Feeding America’s National Produce Program. In addition, the company’s North American Crop Protection employees in the U.S. will host a virtual food drive throughout the month of September to support local food banks during Hunger Action Month.

Sep. 07, 2017
BASF Statement on Arkansas Dicamba Task Force Recommendation

Arkansas farmers have been battling yield-impacting pigweed for years. The invasive weed has become resistant to older technology. Soybean and cotton fields across Arkansas were being choked out by pigweed. That started changing this year. With new dicamba tolerant (DT) technology, farmers can once again control pigweed. The result: cleaner fields and greater yields.

Aug. 24, 2017
BASF expands biological inoculants production for agricultural markets

SASKATOON, CANADA, August 24, 2017 – BASF announced the expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Saskatoon for biological inoculants production.

Aug. 21, 2017
BASF submits new Revysol fungicide for North American registration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 21, 2017 – BASF submitted the regulatory dossier for its newest active ingredient Revysol® fungicide to registration authorities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Revysol fungicide will be available in customized formulations to provide growers with a high-performing disease control solution to help maximize yield potential and quality. Pending regulatory approval, Revysol fungicide will be introduced to the North American market for the 2020 growing season.

Jul. 19, 2017
Working Together

Every single day, BASF field reps hop in their trucks, drive down dusty or muddy roads and talk to growers. It’s nothing new. We’re proud to say we have 400 reps in the field at any given time—from coast to coast. Why? Because we want every farmer who buys BASF products to have access to a “real” person who can help them get the most out of our products and ultimately have the best impact on their yield.

Jul. 10, 2017
Our view on dicamba restrictions in Arkansas and Missouri

By nature and tradition, growers are highly skilled at adapting to changing conditions that threaten their livelihood. Season after season, they look for ways to improve their operations and ensure the well-being of their families and the communities they serve. One of the biggest challenges facing farmers today is keeping new strains of weeds from limiting their yields. Until this year, they did not have an effective technology to help them control this problem.

May. 30, 2017
BASF introduces the Provisia Rice System

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 30, 2017 – Rice growers seeking increased rotation management and improved grass control now have a new tool, BASF’s Provisia Rice System. The system, which received EPA approval for the 2018 season, provides post-emergence control of a broad range of weeds, including acetolactate synthase (ALS) resistant grasses, weedy rice, and red rice.

May. 01, 2017
CHS Inc. accepts the BASF Monarch Challenge

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC and INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN, May 1, 2017 – CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN, CHSCM, CHSCL), the nation's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains, and foods company, gave flight today to its commitment behind the Living Acres Monarch Challenge. BASF’s research-based initiative provides actionable guidance for farmers and rural communities looking to cultivate monarch butterfly habitat.

Apr. 25, 2017
BASF strengthens digital farming portfolio with ZedX acquisition

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 25, 2017 — BASF has signed an agreement to acquire ZedX Inc., a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence. Headquartered in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, ZedX’s expertise lies in the development of agronomic weather, crop, and pest models that rapidly translate data into insights for more efficient agricultural production. With this planned acquisition, BASF strengthens its digital farming footprint and further invests in helping growers take advantage of big data generated in farming and beyond.

Apr. 13, 2017
BASF and farmers partner to help the monarch butterfly

Farmers are poised to be heroes in the life of the monarch butterfly, which has begun its yearly migration in the face of a dwindling habitat.

Mar. 21, 2017
BASF investments aid growers and local communities

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. 02, 2017
BASF and commodity associations award $20,000 in agriculture scholarships

SAN ANTONIO, March 2, 2017 – BASF, in partnership with industry-leading commodity associations, awarded academic scholarships to 12 passionate and motivated agriculture students. Along with the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented the scholarships to recipients during a ceremony at the 2017 Commodity Classic tradeshow in San Antonio.

Mar. 01, 2017
BASF Announces University Partnerships for Living Acres Monarch Initiative

As part of its research-based initiative, Living Acres, BASF announced today it has provided grants to Texas Tech University, University of Arkansas and University of Minnesota to research how to effectively establish and maintain milkweed, the reproductive habitat for monarch butterflies and only plant on which larvae feed.

Feb. 20, 2017
BASF supports student experiment to analyze growth behavior of plant cuttings in zero gravity

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.


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