On June 8 – 10 in Chicago, BASF hosted agricultural media and thought leaders at the 2010 Agricultural Solutions Media Summit to discuss sustainability in the agriculture industry. Participants focused on collaboration between producers and industry stakeholders to improve agricultural sustainability, differing industry and public perception, and continuous improvements shaping the future of sustainable productivity globally.
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.
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.
The 2010 Successful Farming® Weed, Disease and Bug Reference Guide is now available at www.weedsdiseasesbugs.com. BASF is proud to sponsor this easy-to-read reference guide to support your crop success.
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.
BASF is committed to helping growers further maximize corn yields while optimizing their budget and time. The Status® herbicide training module is a simple, 20-minute educational course all about tank-mixing Status with glyphosate for better broadleaf control in Roundup Ready® corn.
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.
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.
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.
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.