Welcome to your source for agronomic insights, information and perspectives. Listen in as Nick Fassler and Donnarie Hales from BASF chat with growers, industry professionals, educators and researchers. Get the latest information about what’s happening out in the field, learn what other growers are doing, and hear how the Grow Smart approach is helping to solve challenges and maximize yields.
Communications Manager, Diversified Portfolio
A native of North Carolina, Donnarie grew up on a farming operation that focused on timber, pork, corn and soybeans. Prior to BASF, she served as Agricultural Advisory Board chair in North Carolina, and worked with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture providing technical assistance to growers.
Product Manager, Diversified Herbicides and Nutrient Management
An Illinois native, Nick was raised on a corn and soybean farming operation, which his family still runs today. He has also served as Special Projects Lead for APN Market Management; Technical Market Manager, focusing on Plant Health; and Technical Service Representative in Illinois.
What’s the outlook for soybeans in 2017? David Widmar, an ag economist with Purdue University, gives us his outlook on market ups and downs.
Drones are taking off. Literally. Chad Colby of Colby AgTech discusses what you need to know before you take flight.
Luke Bozeman, BASF Field Leader, talks sustainability and Living Acres, a BASF research initiative showing how to plant milkweed to establish monarch butterfly refuges.
Diseases – who you gonna call? We called Caren Schmidt, BASF Technical Marketing Manager and disease/plant health expert for tips on what to look for throughout the season to keep your crops healthy.
A Tennessee grower and his Innovation Specialist discuss their run at a National Wheat Yield Contest.
Chasing the yields in Indiana, aiming for the magic 100 bushel/acre mark. Listen in as a grower in Indiana discusses how he took on the challenge with help from BASF.
Hear how a grower in Illinois worked with his BASF Innovation Specialist to tackle disease pressure.