A New Look at Corn and Soybean Production

carrie muehling

Mark Seem, AgReliant Genetics; Emerson Nafzinger, Univ. of Ill.; Gary Ury, BASF Those attending the 2019 American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo had the opportunity to learn more about modern corn and soybean production from a couple of industry experts. Retired University of Illinois Extension Agronomist Emerson Nafziger provided some insight on managing today’s more efficient corn hybrids. …

agronomy, AgWired Precision, ASTA, Audio, BASF, Corn, Soybean

ASTA Announces Student Video Contest Winner

cindy zimmerman

Recent Iowa State University PhD graduate Kevin Falk was honored as the grand prize winner of the Better Seed, Better Life Student Video Contest for the second year in row during the Opening General Session of ASTA’s CSS & Seed Expo 2019 in Chicago. Falk’s PhD work focuses around harnessing technology to develop high throughput phenotyping platforms and machine learning …

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BASF Launches Operation Weed Eradication

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s time to change the conversation from weed control to on-farm eradication, according to a new strategy announced this week by BASF Agricultural Solutions. BASF launched Operation Weed Eradication, which calls on growers and partners to take action against troublesome weeds in their fields, through cultural practices, chemical control and enhanced diligence. “Our approach to on-farm eradication will uproot problem …

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ZimmCast 624 – #FPS19

cindy zimmerman

It was a busy Farm Progress Show this year with great weather and lots to talk about. Happy to have a long weekend to recover from our labor! In this edition of the ZimmCast, you will hear from some of the many voices at #FPS19, including Show Manager Matt Jungmann, BASF External Communications Manager Casey Allen, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, …

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BASF Talks Future of Weed Control

carrie muehling

BASF hosted a panel discussion on the future of weed control at the 2019 Farm Progress Show. Moderating the conversation was Scott Kay, BASF Vice President of Operations for North America. Panelists included Rick Van Genderen, BASF Global Lead for Soybean & Corn Seed & Trait Strategy; Bryan Young, Weed Science Professor at Purdue University; and Brad Wade, Illinois Corn …

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BASF Sponsors Media Tent at FPS19

carrie muehling

Media covering the 2019 Farm Progress Show have a place to escape the outside elements, thanks again this year to a BASF-sponsored media tent. In addition to providing wifi connectivity and meals for working media, BASF works hard to line up helpful content, as well. “We put some time and effort into having great content and great topics and great …

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BASF Receives EPA Registration for Revysol Fungicide

cindy zimmerman

BASF has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for Revysol® fungicide. The new active ingredient (AI) is the first and only isopropanol azole of its kind in the market for a broad range of crops and disease combinations. Revysol, and its related product brands, will be available to growers for the 2020 planting season. Revysol fungicide has a unique isopropanol …

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BASF Opens New Research Facility

carrie muehling

BASF opened its new global Agrochemical Application Research Center (AARC) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The facility will help to further optimize stewardship guidelines regarding on-target application of BASF crop protection products used worldwide. Research conducted at the facility will also address application buffer zones for the company’s products as well as specific tank mix combinations. “The new Research …

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BASF Honors Top FiberMax Cotton Growers

cindy zimmerman

At a gathering in Lubbock, Texas last week, BASF celebrated cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax® One Ton Club for their 2018 harvest results. Ninety-one new members joined the club this year, bringing total membership to 1,181 cotton growers. Several members received special recognition, including –Most acres and most varieties: H …

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BASF Excited About Revysol

carrie muehling

After 10 years of research and development, BASF shared its new Revysol technology with those attending the 2019 BASF Science Behind event, held just before the Commodity Classic in Orlando. Revysol technology will be part of two new products available for the 2019 growing season, pending registration. More details are forthcoming about Veltyma for corn and Revytek for soybeans, but …

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