BASF Issues Monarch Challenge

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BASF is partnering with farmers to help save the monarch butterfly. The company has issued the Living Acres Monarch Challenge, offering the first 500 farmers to join the Monarch Challenge the materials needed to plant vital milkweed plant. Since milkweeds are difficult to grow from seedlings, BASF will send participants 18 butterfly milkweed seedlings, a hose, gloves and a guide …

Agribusiness, BASF, pollinators

BASF Licenses CRISPR-Cas9 Technology

Kelly Marshall

BASF has announced a global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to use a CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology for agriculture and industrial microbiology. This gene-editing tool is simpler and more precise than previous technology for making targeted changes in the DNA, providing a quicker and less expensive method to benefit agriculture. “The CRISPR-Cas9 technology is a game …

Agribusiness, BASF, Gene Editing

BASF Invests in R&D

Kelly Marshall

The $270 million in capital improvements over the last three years make BASF‘s faculty in Beaumont, Texas their largest product facility in the company’s history– and the only plant in the U.S. manufacturing dicamba. BASF has also invested $290 million in eight of its other locations to provide solutions for growers, like the latest innovation, Engenia herbicide. The new herbicide is …

Agribusiness, BASF, Herbicides, Weed control

Scholarships Awarded from #Classic17

Kelly Marshall

The four hosting commodity groups, American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), along with BASF, offered 12 academic scholarships to students studying agriculture at the recent 2017 Commodity Classic in San Antonio, Texas. “These students have shown a commitment to the future of our industry through their …

Ag Group, BASF, Commodity Classic, Scholarship

BASF Expands On Target Application Academy

Kelly Marshall

Good stewardship is a cornerstone of the agriculture community; that’s why BASF is offering a new online training module to help growers and applicators learn all they need to know to concerning new herbicide technologies. Classes are available at home or in the field, and on any device, with topics covering drift mitigation, nozzle selection and proper calibation. Applicators can …

BASF, Herbicides, Spraying

EPA Approves BASF Engenia

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF announced this week that Engenia™ herbicide has received registration for use in the United States in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. “Soybean and cotton growers now have a new tool at their disposal to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, U.S. Crop, BASF. “Engenia herbicide is our most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops. It’s a …

BASF, Weed control

BASF’s Future #Seed Giant at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

Justin Clark is a Technical Marketing Manager for BASF Ag Products who was named Future Giant of the Seed Industry by Seed World this year. At the ASTA CSS and Seed Expo, we talked with Clark about BASF’s recent agreement with FMC for in-furrow seed protection. “We think it’s a unique technology that addresses a grower need,” said Clark. “As …

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BASF Supports #FFA at #ASTACSS

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Ag Products has been a proud sponsor of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) for many years now, particularly the annual CSS and Seed Expo. This year at BASF used its presence at the event to raise money for the FFA, a cause which corn and bean communications specialist Colby Mower is very passionate about. “We’re committed to the …

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BASF Beefing Up #Seed Solutions

Kelly Marshall

BASF’s new Research and Development facility in Limburgerhof, Germany that just opened this year has brought a new center of expertise into the growing world of biological crop protection and seed solutions. Nathan Froese with BASF ‎R&D Seed Solutions for the Americas was at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo this week to highlight some of the work being done …

ASTA, Audio, BASF

BASF and NAAA Award Aviator Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

BASF and the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) have collaborated to reward two promising aviators with scholarships to assist them as they follow their passion in the field of aerial application. Matthew Burkhammer of Carlisle, Arkansas, and Landunn Koyle of Gooding, Idaho, were awarded NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $2,500 and $5,000, respectively. The two winners were recognized at the …

Aerial Application, Ag Group, Award, BASF, NAAA