RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 16, 2015 – Cotton and soybean growers will gain a new tool for controlling more than 190 broadleaf weeds, including key glyphosate-resistant weeds. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced deregulation of a dicamba-tolerant trait for cotton and soybeans, which clears the way for the introduction of Engenia™ herbicide from BASF. Engenia herbicide will control the toughest broadleaf weeds post-emergence in dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans. A registration decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Engenia herbicide is anticipated to follow this deregulation milestone.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 16, 2015 – BASF was recognized as the winner of two ‘Product of the Year’ awards at the 23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati. Headline AMP® fungicide won for the ninth consecutive time in the fungicides category, and Sharpen® herbicide won for the second consecutive time in the herbicides category.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 12, 2015 – BASF announces that Paul Rea has been appointed Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America.
JOHNSTON, IA, and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 8, 2015 – John Deere Insurance Company (JDIC) released a new private crop insurance policy called Added Value Protection insurance policy that protects against yield shortage. This product works side-by-side with a producer’s Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policy. It allows a producer to purchase additional coverage to protect a portion of their annual yield that they perceive to be more susceptible to loss.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 10, 2014 – BASF is donating $75,000 to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, to help feed struggling families and individuals throughout the U.S.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 11, 2014 – It’s difficult to imagine where agriculture would be today had BASF chemists Fritz Haber and Carl Bosch not discovered how to harness the atmospheric abundance of nitrogen to create ammonia. The Haber-Bosch process has allowed growers to apply nitrogen-based nutrients, which is crucial to the fertile soil needed for today’s crop production. BASF has taken yet another step today in the field of nutrient management by announcing that Limus® nitrogen management will be available for sale in the U.S. for the 2015 growing season.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 22, 2014 – Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide from BASF has recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on corn. Xanthion In-furrow fungicide will provide corn growers with an additional tool to protect their seed investment and maximize yield potential in the 2015 season.
BOONE, IA, August 27, 2014 – A majority of U.S. consumers and farmers agree that farmers are responsible for feeding the world and new technology and innovations are critical to achieving this goal.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 12, 2014 – While unpredictable weather may delay application timing of spring herbicides, more growers are adding a burndown application in the fall to their weed management program. Though the focus when applying a fall burndown is on control of winter annual weeds, a fall burndown provides numerous benefits for soil health and pest management.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA, August 7, 2014 –BASF announced today the official publication of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) established by the European Commission for Sharpen® herbicide in the EU. Growers of field peas, dry beans and soybeans have an expanded tool for harvest aid and desiccation thanks to these newly established MRLs.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 19, 2014 – BASF today announced an educational training and plot tour series for summer 2014, which is expected to be the largest training effort in the company’s history. The training series will reach 24 states and will focus on weed management, application best practices and overall stewardship of BASF herbicides.
BASF today announced new investments and solutions that will help growers and partners in North America drive yields and efficiency.
Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc. (MCAG) and BASF announced today the signing of an exclusive global development and license agreement for a new insecticide (MCAG’s development code “MCI-8007”).
BASF has announced the development of a new herbicide-tolerant rice system.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 28, 2014 – Year after year it seems to happen. Even with a carefully devised weed control plan, tough weeds can appear and threaten to decrease yields. So what is the best way to tackle tough to control weeds after they have emerged? Experts suggest a post-emergence herbicide with residual control.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 13, 2014 – BASF announced today that Nealta® miticide received full, unconditional registration with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The miticide is labeled for use on treenut (including almonds and pistachios), grape, strawberry, apple and pear crops, providing growers with a powerful miticide that can be used as part of an effective integrated pest management program.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 28, 2014 – Weed control today is more complex and difficult than it was for past generations. Not only do today’s growers need to prepare to face difficult weeds, an increasing number also face herbicide resistance. In fact, three out of four growers who participated in a recent BASF survey suspect that glyphosate resistance is a cause of tough-to-control weeds. A key element to combatting resistance is the herbicide site of action.
New York pome and stone fruit growers now have access to an advanced fungicide with improved disease control and Advanced Plant Health benefits
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 15, 2014 – A recent BASF survey found that 76 percent of growers have made changes to their weed management programs to address weed resistance. With this growing problem spreading across the United States, it is important to take a comprehensive approach to fighting resistance and controlling weeds. Proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective weed control program.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 10, 2014 – BASF researchers have confirmed the discovery of a unique mode of action for Initium® fungicide, a key component of Zampro® fungicide, currently available for sale in the U.S. The findings have shown that Initium fungicide inhibits fungal activity by binding to the stigmatellin subsite in the respiratory complex III of the fungus.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 31, 2014 – Want to improve yields, control weeds and fight resistance this growing season? Experts agree the key to success is early season weed control.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 24, 2014 – With more than 60 million U.S. acres affected by glyphosate-resistant weeds and nearly every state affected by some form of resistant weeds, the challenge facing growers is increasing every year. In a 2013 survey of Midwest growers, BASF found that 76 percent will be changing their weed management strategies in 2014 to address this ongoing issue.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 17, 2014 – BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) federal registration of Sharpen® herbicide for pre and post-emergence applications on rice. Sharpen herbicide offers rice growers flexible control of broadleaf weeds.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 5, 2014 – Merivon® fungicide from BASF has received registration for use on almonds in California. This advanced fungicide helps to maximize yield potential by offering improved control of key diseases, proven Advanced Plant Health benefits, and the longest-lasting protection available. Almond growers in California now can use this powerful fungicide to prevent and control a broad spectrum of almond crop diseases.
MARION, TX, March 1, 2014 – Bryan Young, Ph.D., Associate Professor of weed science at Purdue University, shared his expertise on managing tough-to-control weeds today at Commodity Classic, America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention and trade show. The educational session, sponsored by BASF, offered diverse weed management strategies that can improve weed control and maintain a grower’s profitability.
Limburgerhof, Germany – February 27, 2014 – BASF now expects its crop protection R&D pipeline to achieve a peak sales potential of €2.1 billion, an increase of €400 million over the past year. The increase is driven by significant global demand for BASF’s most recent blockbusters, Xemium fungicide and Kixor herbicide. BASF also plans to launch a host of new products across a wide range of crops and markets until the end of the decade. In 2013, BASF spent €469 million on research and development in the Crop Protection division as part of its commitment to investing for long-term growth and developing new active ingredients and solutions for agriculture. Supported by favorable market trends, the R&D pipeline and continued investments will contribute to the Crop Protection division reaching its previously-announced sales target of €8 billion by 2020.
SAN ANTONIO, TX, February 27, 2014 – BASF Crop Protection has teamed with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) to present 10 students with scholarships today during the 2014 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The scholarships are to be awarded to students across the country who are pursuing degrees in agriculture. “BASF is committed to the future of agriculture and is honored to provide scholarship opportunities to individuals who are dedicated to their studies in this industry,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “These students are passionate about agriculture, and we look forward to watching them grow into the leaders and advocates for tomorrow.”
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 20, 2014 – No-till farmers have given top honors to BASF products Headline AMP® fungicide and Sharpen® herbicide at the 22nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Illinois. This is the eighth consecutive win for Headline AMP fungicide in the top fungicide product category.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 19, 2014 – BASF announced today that Sercadis® fungicide has received full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration. Sercadis fungicide provides rice growers with a solution for sheath blight in rice. Since 2012, Sercadis fungicide has been available to Louisiana rice growers through a Section 18 emergency exemption.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 27, 2014 – BASF announced today that Zidua® herbicide has received federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for spring and winter wheat.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 20, 2013 – Despite the weather odds stacked against them, growers who applied BASF fungicides to their corn and soybean acres this season experienced superior disease control and Plant Health benefits.
Mannheim and Limburgerhof, Germany – December 12, 2013 – John Deere and BASF today announced plans to jointly develop a suite of integrated precision farming and farm management solutions for improved execution in the field. These tools, developed together with growers, will provide enhanced field scouting services and tailored agronomic advice. These will help growers to turn data into management decisions more efficiently.
Limburgerhof, Germany – December 12, 2013 – BASF today announced plans to expand its services and initiatives for growers and agricultural professionals worldwide. This double-digit million euro investment will drive the development of unique, integrated IT tools that will support growers to make agronomic decisions, manage their business operations and better connect to the global agricultural community. The company plans to launch first integrated tools in key agricultural markets around the world by the end of 2014 with additional markets and tools to follow.
RENO, NV, December 9, 2013 – Three up-and-coming agricultural pilots were awarded scholarships sponsored by BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) to help them turn their dreams of becoming professional agricultural pilots into reality.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 3, 2013 -- Three out of four growers who participated in a recent survey by BASF suspect that glyphosate resistance is a cause of their tough to control weeds. As a result, a staggering 76 percent of these growers have already changed their weed management program to address resistance.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 4, 2013 – With this season’s harvest nearing an end, growers reflecting on the 2013 season say the use of Headline® fungicide at planting helped their corn crop start strong.
BASF today launched a new mobile platform, m.agproducts.basf.us, for U.S.-based crop protection products. This platform gives BASF customers and employees access to company and product information for use on all tablets and smartphones models.
Ludwigshafen, Germany and Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA – September 4, 2013 – BASF today inaugurated its new research facilities in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina at a grand opening ceremony. This $33 million expansion includes 80,000 square feet of office, laboratory and greenhouse facilities.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 29, 2013 -- For the cleanest fields and highest profits, it’s time to refocus on weed control. A recent BASF poll showed nearly 80 percent of growers are changing their weed management programs to head off herbicide-resistant weeds – and with resistance confirmed across 31 U.S. states, a good scouting technique is a must for every field.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 16, 2013 -- Common waterhemp, Palmer amaranth, giant and common ragweed, Italian ryegrass and marestail are all part of a growing group of yield-reducing “watch-out” weeds in the United States. With confirmed resistance to multiple herbicides, these species are top of mind for farmers this season.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 10, 2013 -- High-production corn growers can now utilize a fungicide program that includes the latest products from BASF: Priaxor® fungicide and Headline AMP® fungicide. More than 40 research trials across the Midwest from 2010 to 2012 show a sequential fungicide application program increased corn yield by 15.3 bu/A.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 21, 2013 – BASF’s Crop Protection division announced today the federal registration of Zidua® herbicide in soybeans. Growers battling tough-to-control, small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses will now have the longest-lasting residual control of today’s toughest weeds.
KISSIMMEE, FL, March 1, 2013 -- Fred Below, Ph.D., Professor of Crop Physiology, University of Illinois, and AJ Woodyard, Technical Crop Production Specialist, BASF, shared their latest data about how farmers can nearly double their yields with a comprehensive pest management plan, during an educational session titled “Six Secrets of Soybeans Revealed,” at Commodity Classic.
KISSIMMEE, FL, February 28, 2013 -- The BASF Crop Protection business will team with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) to present 10 students with scholarships during the 2013 Commodity Classic in Kissimmee, Florida. The scholarships will be awarded to students across the country pursuing degrees in agriculture. “BASF is committed to the future of agriculture and our students play a huge role in sustaining the livelihood of the industry,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “These students are passionate about agriculture, and we look forward to watching them grow into the leaders and advocates of our business.”
KISSIMMEE, FL, February 27, 2013 -- BASF today hosted the seventh annual Science Behind BASF media symposium in conjunction with the Commodity Classic. This year, journalists learned about the latest developments in crop protection through three different sessions led by researchers and growers on topics such as weed control and Plant Health.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 11, 2013 -- With a record-breaking drought and soaring soybean prices in the rearview mirror, growers who used Priaxor™ fungicide in 2012 plan to build on their success in 2013 by controlling disease, improving Plant Health and helping driving yield with the latest BASF fungicide.
RALEIGH, NC & MOLINE, IL, January 31, 2013 – Soybean farmers can now take advantage of a deal that combines an effective soybean fungicide with an effective way to apply it, thanks to BASF and John Deere.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 28, 2013 -- Growers looking for an effective pyrethroid now have a new option with Fastac™ EC insecticide from BASF Crop Protection. The new insecticide, which recently received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration, will be available for use for the 2013 season. Fastac EC insecticide is a Restricted Use Pesticide.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 13, 2012 -- Planning for early-season weed management in 2013 with Advanced Weed Control from BASF gives farmers the ability to stay a step ahead of whatever comes their way this year. After the 2012 growing season – a year of highs, lows and surprises – staying on top of unexpected challenges in 2013 will help deliver the farm management flexibility today’s farmers need to increasingly drive success.
SACRAMENTO, CA, December 11, 2012 -- Today at the Almond Conference, BASF announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration of an amended Treevix® herbicide label for tree nuts. The amended label allows growers to utilize an additional dormant period application, giving them four opportunities throughout the season to apply Treevix herbicide to control tough broadleaf weeds.
CORONADO, CA, December 10, 2012 -- Today, during the 2012 Rice Outlook Conference, BASF Crop Protection and FMC Corporation announced that Command® herbicide is now recommended for use in the Clearfield® Production System for rice. Command herbicide adds value to growers by controlling tough grasses in rice production, which can rob growers of yield.
SAVANNAH, GA, December 3, 2012 -- Two budding pilots are a step closer to soaring over the fields of America thanks to a pair of scholarships from BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).
Ludwigshafen, Germany – November 28, 2012 – BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of US$1.02 billion (€785 million). With the acquisition, BASF is now a leading global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as well as seed treatment colorants and polymers. BASF has also expanded its product portfolio in the areas of biological crop protection, turf and horticulture, animal nutrition and landscape colorants and coatings.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 8, 2012 -- Today, BASF launched a comprehensive new resource to help farmers develop effective weed control programs – the Advanced Weed Control website (advancedweedcontrol.basf.us). Created by BASF with input from farmers, this resource arms farmers with the latest expert information, recommendations and insights on effective weed control based on geography.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 7, 2012 -- A majority of consumers and growers agree that modern agriculture can achieve two critical goals simultaneously: Feed the world’s growing population while demonstrating responsible stewardship.
KANSAS CITY, MO, November 7, 2012 -- BASF today announced new research showcasing the Plant Health benefits of fungicides containing F500® fungicide and how they can help growers increase yield and profit potential. The research, which was conducted by BASF in the field and in greenhouse settings, shows that BASF fungicides increase net photosynthesis in corn and soybean plants, which increases energy production, leading to increased yield potential.
Basel, Switzerland and Ludwigshafen, Germany, November 7, 2012 – Syngenta and BASF announced today the signing of a global, non-exclusive agreement in which BASF will license its Clearfield® Plus herbicide tolerance technology for sunflowers to Syngenta.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 22, 2012 -- During the 38th Annual California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA) today, BASF announced the availability of Altrevin™ fire ant bait insecticide. Recently registered for almond and citrus growers, Altrevin fire ant bait delivers a unique mode of action for fast and lasting control.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 17, 2012 -- Results from more than 300 soybean field trials conducted in 2011 and 2012 show soybean growers there’s hope for control of resistant weeds. Engenia™ herbicide, a technologically advanced dicamba formulation developed by BASF, demonstrated effective control of key broadleaf weeds including glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, and common and giant ragweed.
Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 20, 2012 – BASF plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion (€785 million).
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 17, 2012 -- Vegetable, grape and hops growers now have a new mode of action for managing downy mildew and Phytophthora blight (crown rot) on their crops. BASF today announced that Zampro® fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 6, 2012 -- The months between this year’s harvest and next spring’s planting are prime time for weeds to take over fields. In the South, that can mean another opportunity for glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, or Palmer pigweed, to threaten future yields and cause unnecessary, potentially costly headaches.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 6, 2012 -- The months between this year’s harvest and next spring’s planting are prime time for winter annual weeds to take over fields. In the Midwest, that can mean the return of tough-to-control weeds such as glyphosate-resistant marestail, which can cause a frustrating and costly headache.
Limburgerhof, Germany – August 28, 2012 – Today BASF dedicated a new greenhouse facility at its Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof. The additional 1250 square meters add nearly 25% to the existing greenhouse research capacity for herbicides. In addition to supporting herbicide research, three areas in the greenhouse are specially constructed to investigate how plants react to controlled stress factors such as water availability, nutrient deficiencies and temperature extremes. These areas will be used to test products from the new growth field Functional Crop Care.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 12, 2012 -- Cotton growers in southwest Georgia and southern Alabama are at high risk this season for Corynespora leaf spot, a troublesome crop disease also known as target spot. This disease can be devastating to cotton if not treated early in the season.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC AND SALINAS, CA, July 10, 2012 -- BASF and INCOTEC today announced an agreement that will allow INCOTEC to treat Brassica seeds with Coronet® fungicide seed treatment, a BASF crop protection product. INCOTEC will also be offering this product to seed companies for on-site application within the United States.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 28, 2012 -- As advanced crop protection products and spray technologies come to market – and weed resistance continues to challenge growers across the country – it’s simple to say that today’s weed management environment is becoming more complex.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 20, 2012 -- Corn growers battling tough-to-control, small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses will have a powerful new tool, as BASF Crop Protection today announced the federal registration of Zidua® herbicide. Future registrations for use in soybean and wheat are anticipated in early 2013.
A mild winter has soybean growers on alert for the disease pressure that may have over-wintered in fields and pose a threat to this year’s crop. The increase in disease pressure this year means it’s even more important for growers to intensively manage fields and control disease to produce a healthy, high-yielding crop.
A mild winter followed by optimal early-spring planting weather throughout most of the Corn Belt means corn farmers may see disease pressure earlier than normal this year. A well-timed fungicide treatment will help curb disease pressure, providing the protection needed for a successful growing season.
Louisiana rice growers who have discovered resistant sheath blight in their production fields will have emergency access to Sercadis™ fungicide to fight this burgeoning threat to yields and crop quality.
Every growing season is accompanied by its share of risk. One demonstrated method for minimizing that risk and maximizing yield is to use a complete pest management program. This includes:
Growers have two powerful new tools to prevent and control a broad spectrum of crop diseases. BASF has announced the full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Priaxor™ fungicide and Merivon® fungicide.
As a sign farmers are responding to the threat of glyphosate resistance, as many as four out of five farmers plan to alter their weed control programs in 2012, according to results from a recent national BASF survey.
Corn growers across the country are looking for ways to increase yield potential, especially given recent strong, yet volatile, commodity prices. There are many theories on high-yield corn production best practices, but what really leads to success?
Many high-yielding growers across the Midwest have mastered the art of corn production. They’ve uncovered the secrets to maximizing yield in corn to produce a profit, and now they are looking to soybeans as their next opportunity.
Farmers are one step closer to an innovative solution that will help manage tough weeds, maintain advances in conservation tillage practices and enhance productivity. BASF Crop Protection today announced the submission to regulatory agencies in the United States of the registration application for Engenia™ herbicide, a technologically advanced dicamba formulation.
When making crop protection product purchase decisions, return on investment (ROI) is always an important factor. One verified method for helping to maximize yield and realize a higher return on investment in corn and soybeans is to use a program that features a combination of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to control weeds, diseases and insect pests.
BASF Crop Protection today announced that Jason Davis was the winner of the Kixor® herbicide technology Road to DAYTONA® sweepstakes, which highlighted the fast, complete burndown and residual weed control growers get with Kixor.
BASF announced today that it has reached an exclusive supply agreement with Monsanto Company for fungicide seed treatments for cotton and soybeans in North America.
In soybeans, early-season weed competition poses a potential 6 to 10 percent yield loss. In corn, weeds allowed to reach 4 to 6 inches in height can reduce yield potential by 3 percent and 7 percent, respectively.
For the fifth consecutive year, BASF Crop Protection has partnered with the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) to present six students with scholarships during the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee.
With the results of field trials from the 2011 season now available, three years of research show Priaxor™ fungicide and Merivon® fungicide provided effective disease control and consistent yield increases in a wide range of crops. Priaxor and Merivon are expected to receive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in 2012.
NASHVILLE, TN, February 29, 2012 -- As the growing season nears, glyphosate resistance is expected to once again be a key threat to crop yields in fields throughout the country. To kick off the 2012 Commodity Classic, BASF Crop Protection and industry experts today presented research, innovations and techniques to help prepare growers for the future of weed control at the sixth annual “Science Behind” media symposium.
Nearly two-thirds of the most successful U.S. corn growers in the 2011 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest used a BASF Crop Protection product on their winning fields.
Growers have until March 15, 2012 to take advantage of several offers from BASF Crop Protection to help them manage risk, increase efficiency and maximize yield.
With recent commodity price levels, every bushel counts.
Nine grower teams sponsored by BASF placed first or second in their respective districts in the 2011 Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) Yield Challenge.
Rice growers have relied on the exceptional grass and broadleaf weed control provided by Facet® 75 DF herbicide.