Press Releases

Aug. 06, 2015
Obvius® fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives registration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., August 6, 2015 – Obvius® fungicide seed treatment from BASF received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola. State registrations are forthcoming.

Jun. 23, 2015
BASF creates chemistry with stakeholders to tackle the challenges of sustainable food in Chicago

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, June 23, 2015 – BASF is hosting a Science Symposium in Chicago to address one of the world’s pressing future challenges: sustainable food. Under the banner of “Sustainable Food Chain – From Farm to Table,” eminent scientists, academics, and thought leaders from a variety of disciplines are meeting to discuss how food production can be more sustainable along the complete supply chain necessary to feed a growing world population. The symposium is part of a co-creation program marking BASF’s 150th anniversary.

Jun. 02, 2015
Nealta® miticide receives registration in California

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 2, 2015 – Nealta® miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on tree nut (including almonds and pistachios), grape, strawberry, citrus, tomato, apple and pear crops.

May. 29, 2015
BASF opens new Agricultural Research Station in Pune, India

PUNE, INDIA AND RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 29, 2015 – Today, BASF opened a new Agricultural Research Station in Loni Kand, Pune, India. This new research and development (R&D) center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go beyond classical crop protection. The facility will employ new experts, including biologists, farm managers, and workers.

May. 26, 2015
BASF sponsors space farming research project to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY AND RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2015 – Is it possible to produce large quantities of high quality vegetables on a space station, about 320 kilometers away from earth? To answer this question, three twelfth-grade students from the agricultural program at the Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany, set up a research project to examine how crops can be cultivated in the microgravity of space. The research trial is scheduled for take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) by the end of 2015, and will have the scientific and financial sponsorship of BASF.

Apr. 29, 2015
Grain quality issues indicate a need for proactive solutions

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 29, 2015 – As seen in recent trends, improving grain quality is an ongoing challenge facing wheat growers around the world. As the industry leader in wheat fungicides, BASF is committed to providing solutions that help prevent this rising issue by ensuring peak grain quality can be achieved before storage.

Mar. 10, 2015
BASF’s Merivon® fungicide provides significant disease control and Advanced Plant Health benefits for almonds at full bloom

New research from BASF showcases the disease control and Advanced Plant Health benefits of Merivon® fungicide. Merivon fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on almonds in 2014.This is the first full season the product is available for almond growers in California.

Mar. 05, 2015
BASF gathers stakeholders from the entire value chain to discuss future of food

As part of the co-creation activities that landmark its 150th anniversary year, BASF hosted a two-day Creator SpaceTM jamming event in Washington, D.C. to discuss the “future of food.” This event brought together more than 30 stakeholders from the entire food value chain including farmers, academics, food manufacturers and logistic companies. The attendees discussed long-term challenges and far-future trends that may impact the food value chain in the years to come.

Feb. 26, 2015
BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships

BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with industry-leading commodity organizations to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Working with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented students with scholar-ships today during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Feb. 25, 2015
BASF focuses on the promise of a sustainable future in crop protection

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of BASF and BASF Crop Protection kicked off the anniversary year in the U.S. with the 9th annual media symposium, the Science Behind the Right Chemistry, at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Feb. 04, 2015
Iteris Enters into Precision Ag Weather Agreement with BASF

SANTA ANA, Calif., and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 4, 2015 – Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced that BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has entered into an agreement to leverage Iteris’ ClearAg high-resolution field level weather information.

Jan. 27, 2015
Priaxor® D fungicide receives federal registration for use against strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 27, 2015 – Priaxor® D fungicide from BASF has received federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration. A combination fungicide containing three modes of action, Priaxor D fungicide helps manage strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot in soybeans while providing Advanced Plant Health benefits, including increased growth efficiency and stress tolerance.

Jan. 16, 2015
Trait deregulation clears the way for new BASF weed control option in cotton and soybeans

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.

Jan. 16, 2015
BASF wins two ‘Product of the Year’ awards by No-Till Farmer magazine

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.

Jan. 12, 2015
Rea named Senior Vice President of BASF’s Crop Protection business in North America

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 12, 2015 – BASF announces that Paul Rea has been appointed Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America.

Jan. 08, 2015
John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy

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.

Dec. 10, 2014
BASF helps fight hunger with $75,000 donation to Feeding America

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.

Nov. 11, 2014
Limus® nitrogen management from BASF now available in 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.

Oct. 21, 2014
Xanthion In-furrow fungicide from BASF receives registration

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.

Aug. 27, 2014
BASF study highlights the need for increased innovations to help feed the world

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.

Aug. 12, 2014
BASF: Fall burndown benefits go beyond weed control

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.


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