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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Preliminary results from research conducted in 2011 demonstrate that Merivon® fungicide from BASF will be active on many fungal pathogens that impact pome and stone tree fruit crops each season.
Strong commodity prices mean corn and soybean growers have excellent profit potential if they can produce good yield, control costs and manage risk.
During the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) today, BASF Crop Protection presented research related to Engenia™ herbicide, the company’s next-generation formulation of dicamba.
Rice growers seeking to get early control of the toughest broadleaf weeds – including glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and marestail – now have the option of using Sharpen® herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, for preplant burndown.
Headline® fungicide and Headline AMP™ fungicide were named top no-till products of 2011 for disease control during the 20th Annual National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
The continued spread of resistant weeds and strong commodity prices have high-yielding corn growers seeking more complete, comprehensive weed management solutions to protect their crops.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 3, 2012 – One waterhemp plant in one acre can produce 100,000 seeds.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AND ANOKA, MN, December 19, 2011 – Corn growers in Kentucky and Michigan are now among those who may qualify, along with growers in eight other states, to reduce their crop insurance premiums when they use Headline® fungicide or Headline AMP™ fungicide through Insurance Advantage by BASF.
BASF experts will be at Rice Outlook 2011 to share the benefits of their current portfolio and new products for 2012.
LAS VEGAS, NV, December 6, 2011 – BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) congratulated two scholarship winners during the 45th Annual NAAA Convention and Exposition kickoff breakfast in Las Vegas. The scholarship program is helping to build the future of agricultural aviation, and is an integral part of the BASF partnership with NAAA.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 5, 2011 – Despite some of the most challenging growing conditions in decades, 2011 crops rebounded well, allowing many corn and soybean growers to capitalize on high commodity prices. Growers who implemented proactive crop protection practices, including use of preventative fungicides to control disease and promote Plant Health, proved that intensively managed acres help growers get the most out of every acre.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 2, 2011 – The white flag signifying the final lap to enter the BASF Crop Protection Kixor® herbicide technology Road to DAYTONA® sweepstakes is waving.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 14, 2011 – As the spread of resistant weeds continues, the term site of action is becoming a factor in managing resistance. It is imperative that growers understand herbicide site of action – and what it means to their weed management plan – because it can spell the difference between losing yield or gaining profit.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 10, 2011 – BASF Crop Protection today announced several 2012 offers and partnerships to help growers get the most out of every acre. Together, these offers provide growers opportunities to manage risk, increase efficiency and maximize yield.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 9, 2011 – Preliminary results show that two upcoming BASF products, Merivon® Xemium® brand fungicide and Priaxor™ Xemium® brand fungicide, have performed well in field research. Merivon and Priaxor are expected to receive U.S. EPA registration in early 2012.
Kixor Road to DAYTONA® sweepstakes launches; BASF to award winner tickets to 54th Annual DAYTONA 500®
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 18, 2011 – Edible bean growers can now experience fast, complete desiccation and improved harvest efficiency with Sharpen® herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 15, 2011 – With rough weather blanketing the nation at the start of this growing season, weed control has been much more of a challenge.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 8, 2011 – BASF discussed research regarding Merivon® fungicide and Priaxor™ fungicide at the American Phytopathological Society (APS) annual conference this week.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 14, 2011 – With soybean prices at an all-time high, it is arguably the most important time ever for soybean growers to squeeze as much yield as possible out of every acre. Unfortunately, for some growers, the season has not started as they hoped.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 16, 2011 – BASF Crop Protection appointed three Value Chain Specialists for the Clearfield® Production System: Krissi Crum, Jeff Erwin and Brandon Neuman.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 13, 2011 – Growers have until Aug. 15, 2011 to receive $50 per gallon on purchases of Headline® fungicide from authorized BASF retailers.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 2, 2011 – Stamina® F3 Cereals fungicide seed treatment has received EPA registration for seed treatment use on small grains, including wheat, barley, rye, oats and triticale.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, April 21, 2011 – Growers who use Headline® fungicide may qualify to save $50 per gallon on purchases through BASF authorized retailers made by Aug. 15.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 29, 2011 – Resistant weeds are on the rise, but industry experts say growers can take a few key steps to address or avoid resistance in their fields.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY and ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA (March 14th, 2011) – BASF and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced a new agreement to collaborate on the advancement of dicamba tolerant cropping systems. The companies have granted reciprocal licenses, and BASF has agreed to supply formulated dicamba herbicide products to Monsanto.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 9, 2011 – Nearly half of the most successful U.S. corn growers in this year’s National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest utilized a BASF product for their superior crop yields. According to 2010 contest results, 11 of the 24 national winners applied a BASF product to their winning cornfields.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 4, 2011 – On behalf of a number of well-wishers in the agricultural world, BASF U.S. Crop Protection congratulated soybean yield world champion Kip Cullers during a special presentation today at Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida.
TAMPA, FL, March 3, 2011 – During the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida, BASF Crop Protection highlighted strategies that enable growers to produce the highest yield from their crops and build better returns in 2011.
TAMPA, FL, March 3, 2011 – Along with the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), BASF U.S. Crop Protection announced the winners of six scholarships during the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida. The scholarship recipients are committed to becoming leaders in the field of agriculture and are pursuing industry-related studies in colleges across America. This is the fourth year for both scholarship programs.
TAMPA, FL, March 2, 2011 – BASF Crop Protection presented educational information and research results on a new active ingredient, Xemium® fungicide, during the fifth annual “Science Behind” media symposium today. This new chemistry demonstrates strong field test results in disease control in a variety of crops being researched. BASF hopes to introduce products containing this new active ingredient in the United States in 2012.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 14, 2011 – BASF will continue support of Operation S.A.F.E. (Self-Regulating Application and Flight Efficiency) fly-ins in 2011 through its collaboration with the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). Through the partnership, BASF provides financial support for participating aerial applicators, which can be used towards membership in NAAA or for new spray equipment.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, AND ANOKA, MN, February 7, 2011 – Rural Community Insurance Services (RCIS®) today announced that growers in eight Midwestern states can reduce their crop insurance premiums when they use Headline® fungicide or Headline AMP™ fungicide from BASF on their corn acres. RCIS, a leader in the crop insurance business, will offer growers in select states a 50 percent discount on their 2011 premiums for the Green Snap Plus endorsement on their corn acres protected under an RCIS Crop Hail policy.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 26, 2011 – BASF today announced that a comprehensive 2010 crop protection study revealed that 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 low-input glyphosate program.1,2
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 14, 2011 – Kixor® herbicide technology and Headline® fungicide were named top no-till products of 2010 for weed and disease control today at the 19th Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first time that Kixor was eligible for the award, and marks the fifth consecutive year Headline has been selected as a product of the year.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, January 11, 2011 – Growers using Headline® fungicide for the upcoming growing season may apply for a $100 per gallon rebate on Headline fungicide purchases made by March 15, 2011. Growers may realize improved returns on their investment because of the disease control and Plant Health benefits of Headline, and now are eligible to save on their investment with Headline Advantage.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 20, 2010 – 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 the BASF portfolio of products to achieve outstanding yield results.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 16, 2010 – Vivando™ fungicide from BASF Crop Protection has received full registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. The new fungicide is highly effective for control of powdery mildew in wine, table and raisin grapes.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 8, 2010 – Stamina® F3 HL fungicide seed treatment is now available for use on corn, sorghum, rye, oats and triticale, in addition to wheat and barley, which were previously approved. The label expansion is one of several updates provided to seed industry partners regarding the BASF SeedSolutions portfolio and crop protection products during the 40th annual American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 2010 Seed Expo in Chicago.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 6, 2010 – BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) congratulated two scholarship winners during the 44th Annual NAAA Convention and Exposition kickoff breakfast in Savannah, Georgia. The scholarship program is helping to build the future of agricultural aviation, and is an integral part of the BASF partnership with NAAA.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 30, 2010 - BASF Corporation has introduced an online, interactive educational module –www.planthealtheducation.com. The new learning program, customized by region, provides education on disease control, Plant Health benefits and resulting yield advantages of F500®, the active ingredient found in Headline® fungicide, Headline AMP™ fungicide and TwinLine® fungicide.
LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY and ST. LOUIS (November 02, 2010) – BASF and Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced significant progress toward launching next-generation dicamba-based weed control systems for soybeans and cotton.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, November 1, 2010 – Growers using Headline® fungicide for the 2011 growing season can receive improved returns on their investment in many ways. Headline users will continue to see superior disease control and Plant Health benefits, and are also eligible to save money through the Headline Advantage and Farm Plan™ offers.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 14, 2010 – BASF today announced that Verdict™ herbicide is now approved for use on soybeans. To highlight the newly expanded label, BASF has changed the Integrity™ herbicide name to Verdict herbicide. The additional use pattern in soybeans represents a growing change in management strategies for preemergence herbicides, as growers continue to seek products that help them get the most out of every acre through simple and effective weed management programs.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 23, 2010 – Nearly 60 percent of farmers who responded to a recent national poll said they are changing their weed management plans to deal with growing glyphosate resistance. The poll, conducted by BASF Crop Protection, showed that a similar percent of farmers are adding a preemergent herbicide with residual control to battle stubborn weeds such as ragweed, marestail, lambsquarters and waterhemp.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 7, 2010 – Between this year’s harvest and next spring’s planting, winter annual weeds can take over fields, but a fall burndown application can knock down weeds and set up growers for a strong 2011 crop.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NJ, September 8, 2010 – Treevix™ herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology from BASF’s Crop Protection division, has received approval from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for use in California, giving tree nut, pome fruit and citrus growers another tool to fight yield-robbing broadleaf weeds in their orchards.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 2, 2010 – Stamina® F3 HL fungicide seed treatment has received EPA registration for commercial seed treatment use on wheat and barley. Stamina F3 HL is applied at the rate of 1 oz. per 100 lbs. of seed and contains no color, allowing seed-treating companies the ability to add their own color.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 11, 2010 – Kixor® herbicide technology has been the largest new herbicide product launch in two decades because it offers growers a new solution to address weed control issues. Launched in September 2009, the unique chemistry powers a family of products specifically designed to solve the toughest broadleaf weed challenges facing growers today.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 9, 2010 – BASF is in the final stages of defining Initium® fungicide, a new active ingredient designed to protect a wide array of specialty crops and ornamentals from disease. Research on Zampro™ fungicide—a new multi-mode preventative fungicide for specialty crops, and Orvego™ fungicide—a formulation specifically for the greenhouse and nursery markets was presented at the American Phytopathological Society (APS).
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 9, 2010 – BASF is in the final stages of defining Initium® fungicide, a new active ingredient designed to protect a wide array of specialty crops and ornamentals from disease. Research on Zampro™ fungicide—a new multi-mode preventative fungicide for specialty crops, and Orvego™ fungicide—a formulation specifically for the greenhouse and nursery markets was presented at the American Phytopathological Society (APS).
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 14, 2010 – Four Midwestern corn and soybean growers will tell their crop management stories this year as part of the 2010 BASF Crop Protection Top Plot series. The high-yield growers will each appear in a sequence of videos throughout the 2010 growing season. Using both past experience and expectations of this year’s season, they will share advice, tools and tips on how to get the most out of every acre.
University, seed company and on-farm trials demonstrate many benefits of Headline in corn and soybeans
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 6, 2010 – A recently released research summary shows that Headline® fungicide effectively controls a broad spectrum of corn and soybean diseases, provides Plant Health benefits and maximizes crop yields. The Headline Fungicide Yield Research Summary demonstrates that the BASF fungicide provides corn growers approximately a 3 bu/A yield advantage over other available fungicides.
BASF will extend its $50 per gallon grower incentive on Headline® fungicide through Aug.15, 2010. For complete terms and conditions, visit www.headlineadvantage.com, or ask your local authorized BASF retailer for details.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 2, 2010 – The weed control and yield increase benefits of the BASF CLEARFIELD® Production System are now available to a new segment of canola growers using new varieties released in the CROPLAN GENETICS® brand.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 1, 2010 – BASF announced today that it has made multi-lateral, worldwide regulatory submissions for new products — Xemium™ fungicide, and Initium™ fungicide. Both were filed with regulatory authorities in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. BASF also submitted Alpha-cypermethrin™ insecticide to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for review.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May, 27, 2010 – BASF announced today that Stamina® fungicide seed treatment use has been expanded to include a number of crops, including cotton, dried peas and beans, shelled peas and beans, sorghum, edible legumes, oats, sugar beets and sunflower contained in supplemental labeling.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 17, 2010 – Growers using Headline® fungicide may be eligible to receive $50 per gallon back on purchases from authorized BASF retailers made by Aug. 15.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 18, 2010 – Charter® F2 fungicide seed treatment, one of the many innovations from BASF, received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 6, 2010 – Citrus black spot - a disease new to citrus growers in the United States - was recently confirmed in Florida by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the University of Florida Citrus Research and Education Center, triggering immediate concern across the state.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 31, 2010 – At the close of the 2010 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, BASF donated the LEGO bricks used in its featured custom barn and crop sculpture to the National FFA Organization in Indianapolis. The bricks will be used in leadership courses for a wide range of high school students.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, March 10, 2010 – With the late harvest in 2009, growers are looking ahead to determine how to manage all of their fieldwork and planting this spring. Dr. Dan Westberg, Technical Market Manager with BASF, offers the following tips for utilizing a burndown herbicide in the spring for quick, effective weed control to help make the most out of a compressed spring.
ANAHEIM, CA, March, 5, 2010 – BASF, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of scholarships during the 2010 Commodity Classic, March 4-6 in Anaheim, California. The scholarships support future agricultural leaders who are pursuing industry-related studies at colleges across the country.
ANAHEIM, CA, March 3, 2010 – To kick off the 2010 Commodity Classic, BASF is meeting with key agricultural media at 3 p.m. (PST), Wednesday, March 3, to present the latest information about soybean management from a leading university researcher, BASF technical experts, as well as growers who have successfully employed yield-enhancing tactics.
ANAHEIM, CA, March 4, 2010 – Today BASF will present information about two new innovations to help growers get the most out every acre.
ANAHEIM, CA , March 4, 2010 – More than 6,000 on-farm trials in corn, soybeans, wheat, potatoes, sugar beets, peanuts and citrus have been conducted in the United States that demonstrate the impact of Headline® fungicide on disease control and Plant Health, and resulting improved yield potential.
ANAHEIM, CA, March 4, 2010 – During the 2010 Commodity Classic starting today in Anaheim, California, BASF will highlight strategies that enable growers to get the most out of every acre and build better returns in 2010.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 23, 2010 – BASF and Farm Plan™ have teamed up to help growers maximize their investments in a volatile economic time.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 18, 2010 – Headline® fungicide played a key role in the success of nearly half of the most successful growers in the United States this past year.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 17, 2010 – Growers using Headline® fungicide may be eligible to receive $75 per gallon back on purchases from authorized BASF retailers made by May 15, 2010.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 12, 2010 – The weed control and yield increase benefits of the BASF CLEARFIELD® Production System are now available to lentil growers in the United States. Pulse USA, based in Bismarck, North Dakota, will be the sole supplier of CLEARFIELD® designated lentil varieties.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 4, 2010 – BASF has announced increased support of Operation S.A.F.E. (Self-Regulating Application and Flight Efficiency) fly-ins and its collaboration with the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) by incentivizing aerial applicators who participate in Operation S.A.F.E. fly-ins. The provided financial support can be used by participating aerial applicators towards membership in NAAA or for new spray equipment.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 2, 2010 – BASF Corporation has unveiled a specialized online training program -- www.planthealtheducation.com -- to educate growers on how Headline® fungicide helps them get the most out of every acre.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 1, 2010 – BASF and Farm Plan™ have teamed up to help growers maximize their investment for their 2010 purchases.
Headline® fungicide from BASF was recognized as fungicide of the year during the 17th Annual National No-Tillage Conference 2009 No-Till Product of the Year awards presentation. The recognition marks the fourth consecutive year that Headline fungicide has been proclaimed the leading fungicide on the market by no-till farmers nationwide.
New NAAA scholarship strengthens the agricultural aviation industry by providing funds for flight training or the study of agriculture
To promote continued advancements in the aerial application industry, BASF presented its findings on best practices for optimizing aerial application of crop protection products today at the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s (NAAA) 43rd Annual Convention.
BASF is updating seed industry partners on the BASF portfolio of SeedSolutions and crop protection products during the annual American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) 2009 Seed Expo starting today in Chicago.
Excellent disease control, Plant Health benefits leading to maximum yield potential and the new Headline Advantage program help growers realize a positive return
BASF announced today that Headline AMP™ fungicide has received full registration from the Environmental Protection Agency. Headline AMP is the first combination fungicide specifically developed for corn growers who want maximum protection from foliar diseases and improved Plant Health.
BASF announced today a supply agreement with Monsanto for a new fungicide seed treatment for cotton in the United States. The new product contains F500®, the same active ingredient found in Headline® fungicide, BASF’s top-selling Plant Health fungicide, and will be part of Monsanto’s Acceleron™ Seed Treatment combination. Additional details of the agreement were not disclosed.
BASF announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of a new active ingredient, Kixor® herbicide, for use on a wide range of crops and effective on more than 70 broadleaf weeds. Starting this fall, four formulations Powered by Kixor herbicide — Sharpen™ herbicide, OpTill™ herbicide, Integrity™ herbicide and Treevix™ herbicide — will be available to help growers tackle today’s weed control challenges in their fields.
This August, BASF Crop Protection partnered with Horizon Ag partners to donate funds to the Stop Hunger Now organization’s record-breaking University Million Meal Week.
BASF is the supplier of the CLEARFIELD® trait, and Horizon Ag partners make CLEARFIELD rice varieties available for planting in the United States. Their donation helped purchase quantities of rice that were used for approximately one-half of the meal packaging effort. Four North Carolina universities hosted University Million Meal Week events, where students and community volunteers packaged 1,031,776 meals for the less fortunate around the world.
BASF announced today an exclusive seed treatment collaboration with Nunhems, the vegetable seed business of Bayer CropScience. Under this agreement, Nunhems will have exclusive use of BASF’s Coronet® fungicide seed treatment on onion seeds in the United States.
BASF is proud to announce its exclusive partnership with the American Soybean Association (ASA) and Doane Advisory Services to provide the Soybean Rust and Aphids Program (SoyRAP) Web site (www.soyrap.com). BASF, among several companies, had previously been a co-sponsor of the Web site for several years.
BASF is alerting growers to the emergence of a recently discovered race of dry bean rust in 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.
BASF has more than 100 plot tours planned this summer to demonstrate the performance of the new Kixor® herbicide technology.
BASF Crop Protection today announced the appointment of Paul Rea to Director, U.S. Crop Business, effective July 1, 2009. The announcement was made by Nevin McDougall, Group Vice President of BASF North America Crop Protection.
Wet weather and a delayed planting season in corn is giving broadleaf weeds a head start, taking over fields very quickly across the Corn Belt. The late planting season is also providing corn growers more time to evaluate their weed management program and make the best decisions to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds in their fields.
As the warm weather approaches, and conditions become favorable for head scab, BASF experts recommend monitoring conditions and use of a fungicide to suppress head scab.
BASF sponsors agricultural aviation fly-in workshops
BASF data confirms that Headline consistently increases yield potential year after year
High-profile symposia, press conferences and a trade show booth full of activity propelled BASF into the spotlight at the 2009 Commodity Classic held just outside of Dallas, TX in late February.
Global demand for wheat rose to more than 25 billion bushels in 2008, an increase of 1.25 billion bushels over the previous year. Despite high production and record grain prices, grain and cereal stocks remained the fourth tightest in the last 35 years. Growers have the monumental task of supplying the food, fuel and fiber needed to meet the growing demands of an expanding global population.
Help Your Wheat Stand Out With BASF Fungicides
BASF documents fourth year of consistent disease control and yield advantage for use of Headline® fungicide in corn and soybeans
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, February 3, 2009 – BASF is pleased to announce key appointments in leadership of Crop Protection.
TwinLine™ fungicide and Caramba™ fungicide provide unsurpassed activity on major cereal diseases
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 10, 2008 – BASF presented technical information and aerial applicator experiences for TwinLine™ and Caramba™ fungicides at the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s (NAAA) annual conference today. Both fungicides received EPA registrations for cereals this year.
Preliminary study results show lower-volume technologies cover more acres and deliver all the benefits of Headline® fungicide
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 9, 2008 – BASF shared early results from its continued evaluation of application technology as low as one gallon per acre (GPA) for Headline® fungicide with attendees at the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s (NAAA) national conference today.
SeedSolutions provides tailor-made innovation to growers
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 9, 2008 – As part of its continued commitment to innovation, BASF announced the launch of its new global SeedSolutions pipeline at the American Seed Treatment Association (ASTA) Seed Expo 2008. SeedSolutions is a customized pipeline of seed treatment solutions that offer growers best protection, extra vitality and leading-edge technology.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., December 8, 2008 – BASF continued its support of aerial applicators as a diamond-level sponsor of the National Agricultural Aviation Association’s (NAAA) annual conference, which kicked
off today in Las Vegas, Nev.
BASF helps growers get the most out of every acre
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 13, 2008 – BASF is strengthening its wheat portfolio with TwinLine™, a cereal fungicide powered by pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Headline® fungicide and a unique triazole. TwinLine complements an already strong wheat fungicide portfolio that includes Charter® fungicide seed treatment, Headline and Caramba™ fungicide.
Pre-booking Headline for greater peace of mind
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 17, 2008 – As corn growers make seed purchase decisions this season, BASF encourages growers to purchase Headline fungicide as they book their seed for the 2009 planting season.
Capacity expansion comes amid strong demand for agricultural products
F 500®, boscalid, fipronil and metazachlor among innovative compounds to receive boost in production
LIMBURGERHOFF, GERMANY & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 31, 2008 -- BASF Crop Protection plans to invest more than $225 million in additional capacity to meet the growing demand for key crop protection products in the coming years. The two-year expansion project will increase capacity at production facilities in Germany, France, Brazil and the United States for top-selling active ingredients such as F 500®, boscalid, fipronil and metazachlor. This sum is on top of the base investment of around $135 million for 2008, which includes production
capacity expenditures for BASF’s new blockbuster herbicide KixorTM.
Growers experience exceptional control of broadleaf weeds and grasses with Prowl H20 from BASF
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, July 23, 2008 – Prowl H20 herbicide, from BASF, offers exceptional convenience, performance and crop safety benefits - including no odor, reduced staining, storage flexibility and lower user rates. To celebrate the enhanced performance of Prowl H20 BASF launched a campaign in which tree fruit, tree nut and grape growers could share their Prowl H20 success stories with BASF and growers via photo/video or essay entries.
BASF fungicide technology provides disease control and Plant Health benefits in year of record commodity prices
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 27, 2008 – Weather across much of the Midwest this spring has created conditions that are favorable for increased disease pressure and risk of reduced yields.
Coronet offers broad-spectrum protection of seed and seedlings in vegetables and cotton
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 18, 2008 – Coronet® fungicide seed treatment from BASF recently received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use on brassica, bulb, cucurbit and legume vegetables and cotton. Containing two active ingredients, boscalid and pyraclostrobin, that are new seed treatment chemistries in these crops, Coronet offers broad-spectrum preventive seed and seedling protection.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 13, 2008 – BASF is pleased to announce the appointment of Nevin McDougall as Vice President, U.S. Business Operations, Crop Protection Division.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 9, 2008 – Last year, corn growers across the country were introduced to Status® herbicide, the broad-spectrum broadleaf herbicide from BASF. Now, United States popcorn growers have access to this same tool to help them get the most out of every acre, with the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Status for use on popcorn.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 6, 2008 – Prowl® H2O herbicide from BASF recently received registration from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) for use on grapes, including table, raisin and wine varieties.
New fungicides offer unsurpassed activity on head scab, rust and other major cereal diseases, while improving yield potential and quality
Closing information and innovation gap key to pushing yields higher
Recognizing the Next Generation of Leaders in Agriculture
NASHVILLE, TN, February 29, 2008 – BASF, the American Soybean Association (ASA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced the winners of scholarships today at a Commodity Classic news conference. The scholarships support future leaders of the agricultural industry who are pursuing agricultural studies at colleges across the country.
NASHVILLE, TN, February 28, 2008 – With planting being pushed earlier and earlier to get a jump on a good crop, protecting seeds and seedlings against the risk of cold stress is an increasingly important consideration for corn and soybean growers. Trials and research results on cold tolerance in corn and soybeans with BASF seed treatments presented yesterday at the BASF Science Behind Seed Treatments symposium hold promise for improved seedling emergence under stress conditions.
Agronomic practices, value of seed making disease and insect protection of seedlings the next frontier in maximizing yield
Offers control of key seedling diseases right out the ground
Award-winning growers also counted on herbicides from BASF to maximize yield
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, September 21, 2007 – Potato growers have a new, easy-to-use tool to control wireworms and protect yields with the recent federal registration of Regent® insecticide from BASF for use in potatoes.
Caramba™ fungicide provides both preventative and curative activity against Asian soybean rust.
New Clearmax™ herbicide for CLEARFIELD® wheat.Wheat growers now have two herbicide options for use on their CLEARFIELD wheat acres. Recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a limited supply of Clearmax herbicide will be available for application on CLEARFIELD winter wheat this season.
BASF Corporation and Monsanto Company announced a co-promotional agreement today that will see each partner’s sales force promote Headline® fungicide from BASF – an ideal combination to help corn and soybean growers improve yields and manage risk.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved a label change for Prowl® H2O herbicide from BASF that allows growers to make applications to their citrus crops up to one day before harvest.
Growers who follow conservation tillage practices have selected Headline fungicide as fungicide of the year for effectively controlling disease in both no-tilled corn and soybeans, and for contributing to their reduced-tillage success last year.
The peak sales potential of its development pipeline increased to €800 million, BASF Agricultural Products announced on March 14, 2007. The company promoted one promising fungicide to its development from its discovery pipeline. BASF is currently working on developing seven new active ingredients and on one new herbicide tolerance project.
BASF Agricultural Products announced today it is cooperating with the United States Department of Agriculture to remove all CLEARFIELD® CL131 rice from the marketplace following discovery that some of the seed has been contaminated by an unidentified genetically modified (GM) event.
Corn growers have an incredible opportunity right now, Andy Lee told attendees of the NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC) banquet Friday at Commodity Classic in Tampa, Fla. Demand for corn, primarily driven by the demand for ethanol, is growing, he said.
BASF is setting a new standard for post-emergent broadleaf weed control in corn with Status herbicide. Growers were able to learn more about this new premier herbicide during the BASF What Is New session Friday at Commodity Classic.
“At BASF, the ultimate goal with Plant Health™ is to help growers earn more per acre and meet the growing demand for agricultural raw materials,” said Andy Lee, BASF Director of Business Operations, U.S. Crop Protection Products, opening up the company’s media symposium, The Science Behind Plant Health.
It was announced today that BASF and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are in discussions to work together on how to educate growers on best agronomic practices to meet rising demand. This partnership emphasizes the vision shared by the NCGA and BASF to work toward building and enhancing opportunities for corn producers.
No detail is too small when it comes to maximizing yields, soybean-yield world-record holder Kip Cullers told fellow soybean producers as he revealed his secret to success during an American Soybean Association (ASA)-BASF breakfast Thursday morning at Commodity Classic.
More than half of the growers who produced contest-winning corn yields had one production practice in common that set them apart: they counted on Headline® fungicide to deliver the yield-maximizing disease control and Plant Health™ that won them top yield honors.
In 2006, thousands of growers across the country made the decision to protect their crops from disease and enhance overall production with Headline® fungicide.
FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) and BASF (NYSE: BF [ADR]) announce several new multi-year supply agreements that will allow both companies to expand their crop protection portfolios in several key crop segments.
The BASF insecticide portfolio is expanding with the addition of new Respect™ insecticide, a formulation of zeta-cypermethrin.
Corn growers across America now have an innovative new broad-spectrum herbicide to combat yield-robbing weeds in their corn acres with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of Status® herbicide from BASF.
Today BASF Corporation celebrates the dedication of its metaflumizone production unit at its industrial complex located near Hannibal, Missouri.
Alvin Rhodes, a technical service representative with BASF, addressed the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) at its annual conference to discuss new techniques that can increase efficiency, spray coverage and lower spray volumes of aerial applied crop protection products.
BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has sold its global terbufos insecticide business to AMVAC Chemical Corporation.
Kip Cullers, Purdy, Mo., has established a new world soybean production record. Averaging 139.39 bushels per acre, Cullers is the winner of the conventional category of the 2006 Missouri Soybean Association (MSA) yield contest. He accomplished this by planting Pioneer® soybean variety 94M80 on an irrigated and conventionally tilled field.
Weed control options for fruit growers have expanded with the recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Prowl® H2O herbicide from BASF in bearing pome and stone fruit crops.
A new tool designed for wheat growers to fight Fusarium and other costly fungi, Charter® PB fungicide seed treatment has been introduced by BASF for on-farm seed treatment.
California tree nut and citrus growers can rely on a new option in weed control with the approval of Prowl® H2O herbicide from BASF for new uses in California.
Florida citrus growers can rely on a new option in weed control with the approval of Prowl® H2O herbicide for new uses in Florida.
Rice producers have a new variety this year to use in the CLEARFIELD® Production System. CL131 from Horizon Ag is now available. CL131 is a true semi-dwarf variety, with a short, compact plant. It is about 4-6 inches shorter than CL161, giving it better lodging resistance.
n the increasingly competitive marketplace, potato growers need to get a jump start on the quality and profit potential of their potatoes. The Power Yield™ program can help growers do just that. By using Headline® fungicide and Endura® fungicide as part of their disease management program, growers can generate higher quality yields by increasing the potential to grow a higher percentage of larger tubers.
Headline® fungicide provides superior control of key peanut diseases like early and late leaf spot, web blotch, rust, pepperspot and soilborne diseases such as white mold and Rhizoctonia limb, peg and pod rot. Research has shown that protecting peanuts fromthese key diseases is critical to increasing yields.
Prowl® H2O herbicide, an innovative water-based formulation of pendimethalin, was recently approved for use on tree nuts (such as almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts), citrus fruit (such as oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons and limes), carrots, spearmint and peppermint.
Wheat growers now have a new herbicide option, with enhanced broadleaf weed control, for use on their CLEARFIELD® Production System wheat acres. Recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a limited supply of Clearmax™ herbicide will be available for application on winter wheat this season.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (June 7, 2006) – A new high performance insecticide developed by BASF promises to offer growers a valuable new tool for control of the most economically significant insects in potatoes, vegetables and a range of other crops. Pending registration, this new insecticide will be marketed in the U.S. under the product name Alverde™.
A new highperformance insecticide developed by BASF promises to offer growers a valuable new tool for control of the most economically significant insects in potatoes, vegetables and a range of other crops.
A recently approved supplemental label for aerial application of Headline® fungicide in corn and soybeans paves the way for aerial applicators to spray more acres per fill, covering more ground at a crucial point in the growing season.
Growers in California have an effective new disease management tool to protect their potato and vegetable crops from quality and yield-robbing downy mildew and Phytophthora diseases with the registration of Forum™ fungicide for use in the Golden State.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 3, 2006) – The leading peanut herbicide is now available in a convenient liquid formulation. Cadre® herbicide is a broad-spectrum herbicide with an excellent crop safety profile.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (February 8, 2006) – Leafy vegetable and cole crop growers in California now have an effective new option for protecting their crops from diseases that reduce marketability and threaten yields. Cabrio®EG fungicide from BASF has been approved for use in the state.
BASF continues its commitment to protecting the effectiveness of its Clearfield® Production System, as demonstrated by the pursuit of a stewardship case involving rice growers in Louisiana.
BASF Agricultural Products has received approval from Canadian regulatory authorities that supports the introduction of the Clearfield® Production System into confectionary sunflowers in the United States.