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Jun. 30, 2014
Site of the Fight

The turn of the century brought with it what would become a major headache for growers in the United States: glyphosate resistant weeds. 

Jun. 12, 2014
Plant Health Winning Seasons Sweepstakes

What’s the best plan of attack to promote Plant Health in the face of severe weather? What’s the latest science behind Plant Health? How can the three pillars of Plant Health help maximize yield potential on your operation? The BASF Plant Health Winning Seasons Facebook page answers all these questions, and it gives growers the chance to win fun summer prizes!

May. 01, 2014
83% of NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Winners Used a BASF Plant Health Fungicide

BASF Plant Health fungicides, like Headline AMP® fungicide, made their mark at the 2013 NCGA National Corn Yield Contest, where 83 percent of the winners used a BASF Plant Health fungicide.

May. 10, 2013
Gary Fellows Aerial Applicator Interview

Gary Fellows, Ph.D., BASF Plant Health Technical Services Manager, plays an enthusiastic role in the company’s partnerships with the aerial application industry, including serving as a member of the National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation (NAAREF) Professional Aerial Applicators’ Support System (PAASS) Program Development Committee. We sat down with Dr. Fellows to discuss why BASF is a passionate supporter of aerial applicators.

Apr. 05, 2013
Growing Today for Tomorrow

While global consumption is on the rise, farmers are being tasked with producing more with less land, energy, and water while conserving our planet. BASF understands this challenge and applauds this amazing work farmers perform each and every day. 

Dec. 12, 2012
From corn to wheat, BASF products offer complete weed solutions

Agronomist Rob Khouppel works on a range of crops on more than 20,000 acres. With a variety of crops grown, including corn, beans and wheat, Khouppel has his work cut out for him when advising growers about herbicides and fungicides.

Nov. 27, 2012
Products Join Best-in-Class BASF Plant Health Portfolio

Disease control and Plant Health are critical to helping a crop reach its full potential of high yields and high quality. There is now a distinctive choice for farmers to use to cultivate strong, plentiful crops. Xemium® fungicide, one of the latest active ingredients from BASF, helps power Priaxor™ fungicide and Merivon® fungicide, two unique Plant Health fungicides that take crop protection to a whole new level.

Nov. 12, 2012
For California farmers, effective residual and post-applied herbicides are essential

Thirty years of experience in agribusiness gives a pest control advisor a strong sense of what makes a good herbicide. Longtime PCA Mike Pettigrew advises vineyard and orchard owners in California how to best protect their crops, and he sees BASF products as the best defense.

Nov. 08, 2012
BASF Advanced Weed Control

As the next generation of tough broadleaf weeds and grasses continues to challenge growers everywhere, it’s clear that glyphosate alone is not enough.

Oct. 15, 2012
Residual herbicides, strip tillage help Illinois farmer protect his land

Feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the land is a topic that’s never far from a farmer’s mind. Some farmers, such as Eric Scheuer, incorporate tilling practices and herbicides that minimally disturb the soil.

Oct. 09, 2012
Get the upper hand against resistant weeds this fall with Sharpen Herbicide

In more places than ever, and across a larger number of common species, weeds resistant to glyphosate are an ever-increasing problem, monopolizing the time and effort of more and more growers each year.

Sep. 10, 2012
Planting this Fall? Remember to assess herbicide carryover risk

Before growers plant this fall, crop experts are encouraging them to evaluate their risk for possible herbicide carryover. The drought conditions for the 2012 growing season resulted in less herbicide degradation in soil, particularly with several different herbicide chemistries offered by multiple manufacturers.

Sep. 06, 2012
Farmers find the right timing with BASF products

Timing is of great importance in a farmer’s life, and planting crops within the proper time frame has an impact on success and yield. For fifth-generation farmer David Mohler, his family has invested a lot of time in their 2,600 acre corn and soybean farm in Frankfurt, Indiana.

Aug. 17, 2012
In With the New: Experimentation Essential to Long-term Growth

With a unique vantage into what growers want and need, chemical sales managers know the tricks of the agriculture trade. Growers look to sales managers like Brandon Grubbs, from B&D Chemicals of Central Illinois, for advice on how to kill weeds, fight disease and support Plant Health.

Aug. 10, 2012
Aviation and Agriculture: It's All in the Family at Valley Sprayers

For the Wharam family, life in North Dakota is rooted in agriculture. From the family’s aerial application business to son Chris’ role with BASF, family life and agriculture have always gone hand-in-hand.

Jul. 18, 2012
Take the Yield Advantage for a spin

Multi-year research trials in corn and soybeans have shown that a comprehensive pest-management program utilizing a combination of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides provides effective weed, disease and insect control to help maximize yields and profit.

Jul. 02, 2012
Priaxor Fungicide - Soybean Growers Enter a New World of Disease Protection

Priaxor™ fungicide, BASF’s latest innovation in disease protection, is a combination of the same active ingredient in Headline® fungicide and a new active ingredient: Xemium® fungicide. Xemium is continuously distributed throughout the leaf to help deliver the ultimate in disease protection. Priaxor gives soybean growers superior disease control, Plant Health benefits and more consistent yield increases.

Jun. 21, 2012
Headline® brings big ROI for Missouri Grower

Jack Holifield grows corn, cotton and soybeans on a 3,500-acre farm in Kennett, Mo. Most of the farm is minimum- or no-till, and he irrigates about 90 percent of the land. A few years ago, Holifield started using Headline® fungicide on his corn and soybeans for increased disease control and Plant Health benefits.

May. 21, 2012
Watch - Louisiana growers granted early access to Sercadis fungicide

Louisiana rice growers who have discovered resistant sheath blight in their production fields have been granted emergency access to Sercadis™ fungicide to fight this burgeoning threat to yield and crop quality.

May. 14, 2012
Minnesota Growers Stay Economical with BASF

Farming economically is top priority for most growers. With that goal in mind, BASF creates products that aid growers in their quest to use their land and other resources as efficiently as possible. Steve and Donna Roth grow irrigated corn; a number of dry, edible beans and spring wheat on their 4,000 acre farm in Wadena, Minn. Farming in Central Minnesota leaves the Roths facing short days and short seasons, so they look for products that work in a timely manner.

May. 01, 2012
Advanced, Xemium-powered fungicides receive EPA registration

Xemium® fungicide, an advanced active ingredient that will power several new solutions, has received EPA registration.

Xemium forms rainfast depots on leaf surfaces that enable it to continuously distribute its unique chemistry throughout the leaf over time. Its high degree of mobility delivers the ultimate in continuous protection and more consistent performance.

Apr. 12, 2012
Ag Service Sees Regional Trends in Fungicide and Herbicide Use

Working on the front lines of Ag Service gives agronomists a leading edge on understanding trends in weed-resistance management, disease control and Plant Health. Dean Schafer, an agronomist with Chebanse Ag Service in Chebanse, Illinois, has analyzed trends in his region and seen growers repeatedly turn to BASF for the products they need.

Mar. 09, 2012
Miss BASF on RFD-TV? Watch it online

BASF recently participated in RFD-TV “Live” to discuss how growers can manage risk, increase efficiency and maximize yields in the 2012 growing season. Click to watch footage of the show now on the BASF YouTube Channel.

Mar. 09, 2012
BASF Products Add Up to Results

BASF has spent the past two years partnering with university agronomists to put its innovative, high-yielding products to the test. These research trials in corn and soybeans have shown that a comprehensive pest-management program utilizing a combination of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides provides effective weed, disease and insect control, while maximizing Plant Health for potentially higher yields and profit.

Mar. 09, 2012
Grower Fights Weather Pressure with BASF Portfolio

Volatile weather patterns make growers feel as if they are living between extremes. When a wet spring delayed planting, then a dry growing season stressed his plants, Brandon Sancken lessened the impact of those conditions with help from BASF.

Mar. 06, 2012
The Clock Is Ticking on Your Advantage

Time is running out to save money and help minimize risk with the Advantage offers from BASF. Learn more about these unique offers and BASF products before the March 15, 2012, deadline!

Feb. 29, 2012
Growers Go for the Headline Advantage

Growers look to Headline Advantage for the preseason preparation, disease control and financial benefits they desire. By taking part in Headline Advantage, growers continue to have the best in disease control and Plant Health benefits at an even greater value.

Feb. 13, 2012
Facing down challenges with herbicide support

For a busy grower, the daily challenges of running an operation are more difficult to manage without good herbicide support. Indiana grower David Duttlinger looks to BASF for the backup he needs to face daily complications and weather-related obstacles.

Jan. 13, 2012
Co-op Partners with BASF for Successful Season

The Northern Plains Cooperative covers the Dakotas from Dupree, S.D., to Ashley, N.D., and many areas in between. Doug Whittmeier is an agronomist with the cooperative, and he’s seen the benefits that BASF products can have.

Oct. 26, 2011
Growers Speak Out About Sustainability

“Sustainability — it’s leaving the land better than we found it, which benefits not only our farm here, but the community in general,” said Bob Allen, a grower from Russellville, Ky., featured in the video.

Oct. 03, 2011
Regional winners named for Conservation Legacy Awards

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has announced the three regional winners of the 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards, co-sponsored by BASF.

Jun. 27, 2011
BASF Introduces Plant Health Central

Growers have a new resource to help get the most out of every acre this season with the launch of Plant Health Central from BASF.

Jun. 09, 2011
Second chance to catch BASF on RFD-TV "Live"

BASF recently participated in RFD-TV “Live” to discuss how growers are utilizing BASF products to approach weed and disease control for optimal Plant Health benefits and maximum yield. Click here to watch footage of the show now on the BASF YouTube Channel.

May. 17, 2011
Headline AMP™ Outperforms the Competition in Recent Field Study

A recent BASF study* further strengthens Headline AMP™ fungicide’s position as the premiere corn fungicide on the market.

May. 04, 2011
Awards program recognizes environmental and conservation achievements of U.S. soybean farmers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. –Continuing its support of sustainable practices, BASF is co-sponsoring the American Soybean Association (ASA) 2012 Conservation Legacy Awards. For more than a decade, the program has honored U.S. growers with the most environmentally friendly and profitable farm management practices.

Jan. 26, 2011
New BASF research shows integrated management program helps increase corn and soybean yields

A comprehensive 2010 crop protection study showed using a portfolio of BASF products can lead to an average 9.1 bu/A increase in soybeans and 33.3 bu/A increase in corn when compared to a total post treatment of glyphosate.

Jan. 10, 2011
BASF Crop Protection revisits conventional corn grower David Hartz of North Dakota in latest Top Plots video

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 10, 2011 – BASF Crop Protection will launch its 10th installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, revisiting high-yield grower David Hartz of Cavalier, N.D.

Dec. 17, 2010
2010 ISA Yield Challenge winners use BASF technology to produce winning yields

BASF grower teams placed first in all four 2010 Yield Challenge districts they competed in during this year’s Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Yield Challenge, utilizing a combination of tools from the BASF Crop Protection portfolio, such as Kixor® herbicide technology, Headline® fungicide and Respect® insecticide to achieve superior yields.

Nov. 09, 2010
BASF launches latest Top Plots video featuring David Roehm of Leesburg, Ohio

BASF Crop Protection launched its ninth installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, featuring high-yield and award-winning grower David Roehm from Leesburg, Ohio.

Oct. 20, 2010
BASF Crop Protection revisits high-yield Missouri grower Gary Porter in latest Top Plots video

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (DATE) – BASF Crop Protection will launch its sixth installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, revisiting award-winning corn and soybean grower Gary Porter of Mercer, Missouri.

Oct. 12, 2010
Top Plots Videos Highlight Kip Cullers Journey to Another World-Record Soybean Yield

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (October 12, 2010) — BASF Crop Protection launches episodes six and seven in the 2010 Top Plots series today, featuring Kip Cullers from Purdy, Missouri, and the new world record for soybean yield he produced in 2010.

Oct. 11, 2010
BASF Crop Protection revisits David Hartz of North Dakota in the latest Top Plots video

BASF Crop Protection will launch its fifth installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, revisiting high-yield grower David Hartz of Cavalier, North Dakota.

Sep. 24, 2010
BASF launches latest Top Plots video in series featuring David Roehm of Leesburg, Ohio

BASF Crop Protection will launch its fourth installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, featuring high-yield and award winning grower David Roehm from Leesburg, Ohio.

Sep. 13, 2010
Clearfield Wheat Stewardship Bulletin Offers Best Practices for Growers

With planting season upon us, now’s the time to think about how The Clearfield® Production System for wheat can benefit your acres. The Clearfield® Production System for wheat allows producers to control many problematic grass and broadleaf weeds so you can get the most out of every acre.

Aug. 26, 2010
Apply Sharpen Herbicide for Improved Sunflower Desiccation

Sharpen Herbicide was designed to provide fast, flexible burndown of broadleaf weeds in a wide range of crops. Research has shown that Sharpen provides excellent burndown control when applied in either preplant or preemergence treatments, sunflower (harvest aid/desiccant) or for, fallow and postharvest treatments.

Aug. 24, 2010
Soybean Champion Kip Cullers shares his high-yield secrets in new Top Plots video

BASF Crop Protection launched its third installment in the 2010 Top Plots series, featuring 10-time national corn-growing champion Kip Cullers from Purdy, Mo.

Aug. 05, 2010
BASF Launches Top Plots Second Video Featuring Gary Porter of Mercer, Mo.

Last month, BASF stepped into the world of social media with the launch of the vlog (video blog) “Top Plots” on YouTube. Throughout the year, Top Plots will feature four top growers: David Hartz of Cavalier, N.D.; Gary Porter of Mercer, Mo.; Kip Cullers of Springfield, Mo.; and David Roehm of Leesburg, Ohio.

Jun. 24, 2010
Apply Status Herbicide for Fast Control of Broadleaf Weeds

Now is the perfect time to tank mix Status® herbicide with your application of glyphosate to control the toughest, glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds. The rapid knockdown and residual control makes it a highly effective tool in a weed resistance management program.

Jun. 07, 2010
2010 Weed, Disease and Bug Reference Guide Now Available

The 2010 Successful Farming® Weed, Disease and Bug Reference Guide is now available at BASF is proud to sponsor this easy-to-read reference guide to support your crop success.

Jun. 07, 2010
Now is the time to apply TwinLine fungicide!

Maximize your cereal crop yields this year with a proactive application of TwinLine™ fungicide. TwinLine provides wheat, barley, oats, rye and triticale crops with superior disease control and Plant Health benefits such as stronger stands, drought tolerance, optimum yield and a more efficient harvest, when applied during the flag leaf stage of growth.

May. 06, 2010
Hurry! Headline Advantage Deadline Is Coming Soon!

The deadline to cash in on the Headline® Advantage program is July 15. While the deadline is quickly approaching, there is still time to get an early return on your 2010 yield investment.

May. 05, 2010
RFD-TV with BASF on Monday, May 10

Tune in to RFD-TV “Live” at 8 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. Central) on Monday, May 10 with BASF to learn how growers are controlling disease, realizing Plant Health benefits and maximizing yield with preventative fungicides like Headline fungicide from BASF. 

Nov. 12, 2009
Headline AMP makes debut at National Association of Farm Broadcasters conference

Headline AMP fungicide, the latest innovation from BASF, made its debut during Trade Talk at the 2009 National Association of Farm Broadcasters (NAFB) conference in Kansas City, Mo. Headline AMP is the first combination fungicide specifically developed for corn growers who want maximum protection from foliar diseases and improved Plant Health.

Sep. 15, 2009
Kixor Herbicide Technology Has Arrived

It’s official. On September 15th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered one of the biggest herbicide advances in years—Kixor® herbicide technology— for burndown, preplant and preemergence weed control.

Aug. 28, 2009
Corn Growers: Make Weed Control a Priority with a Planned Application of Status Herbicide

With wet weather throughout the Corn Belt, planting is running approximately two weeks behind in many areas. A late planting season allows additional time for corn growers to plan a tankmix application of Status® herbicide.

Aug. 28, 2009
Late Planted Corn and Soybeans Need Headline Fungicide: Stressed Plants Are More Susceptible to Disease

Coming off the wet weather and late harvest in 2008, corn and soybean growers face difficult conditions. If crops were planted early, the wet weather may create more disease pressure. Yet late planting may stress the crop from hotter temperatures during pollination, elevated disease inoculums and push harvest later in the season. Also, late-planted crops are prime candidates for disease pressure and ultimately reduced yield.

Aug. 28, 2009
New Race of Dry Bean Rust Now Confirmed in North Dakota

Headline® application needed to help safeguard yields
A recently discovered race of dry bean rust has been discovered in dry bean fields in Traill County, North Dakota. Plant pathologists at North Dakota State University confirmed this new race of rust based on field observations made late in the 2008 growing season and subsequent laboratory analysis.


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