BASF/NAAA Partnership Supports Future of Ag Pilots

Jamie Johansen

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. Kole Pederson of Crookston, MN; Richard Conrad of Kiel, WI and Heidi Stoeppler of Bakersfield, CA were awarded the NAAA/BASF Agricultural Aviation Scholarships of $5,000, $2,500 and $1,000 during the …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, BASF, Education, NAAA

Results from BASF Survey on Weed Resistance

Jamie Johansen

A new grower survey by BASF Crop Protection shows majority of are facing challenges with glyphosate-resistant weeds. 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 …

Agribusiness, BASF, Weed control

BASF Advanced Plant Health and Grower Engagement

Jamie Johansen

Advanced plant health and grower engagement were two topics that BASF Crop Protection representatives discussed with reporters at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk. Dr. Brianne Reeves is a member of the BASF Plant Health Technical Market team and in that role supports field research efforts and manages technical training for Priaxor® fungicide. Brianne is a DPM …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, NAFB

BASF Innovation Specialists

Cindy Zimmerman

Grower engagement on both the people and services level is important for BASF Crop Protection to ensure they are doing all they can to help farmers grow smarter, market smarter and live smarter. Among the ways BASF is engaging with growers is through a new position called the Innovation Specialist, like Kaleb Hellwig who is based on the western side …

Audio, BASF

BASF Launches New Mobile Website

Talia Goes

BASF 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 smartphone models. The m.agproducts.basf.us website features full access to all BASF Crop Protection product information. This includes relevant product labels and material safety data sheets (MSDS). The Contact Us …

Agribusiness, BASF

Monsanto Invites Farmers to Follow a Field

Cindy Zimmerman

Monsanto is encouraging farmers to “Follow-A-Field” in order to learn more about the next innovation in soybean and cotton weed control. The Follow-A-Field initiative from Monsanto is an interactive experience featured on XtendFollowAField.com that follows three farmers as they take their Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybean fields from burndown through harvest as part of the Monsanto Ground Breakers® Field Trials …

Audio, BASF, Farmers, Monsanto, Soybeans, Weed control

Herbicide Application Done Right

Jamie Johansen

Consultant for BASF, Dr. Bob Wolf, spoke at the BASF press conference during last week’s Farm Progress Show. Their On Target Application Academy was the topic of discussion and how it’s three goals of increasing efficiency, minimizing off-target movement and safety are their focal point. Dr. Wolf also stressed the importance of the nozzle size, lowering the boom and labeling. …

Audio, BASF, Farm Progress Show

New Online Resource about GMOs

Talia Goes

The agricultural biotechnology companies that develop genetically modified seeds (GMO) are coming together to launch a broad, new initiative to provide accurate information and answer the toughest questions about GMOs and how our food is grown. GMO Answers is a new conversation, public Q&A, and central online resource for information on GMOs, their background, use in agriculture, and research and …

Agribusiness, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dupont Pioneer, GMO, Monsanto, Syngenta

Getting Precise with Seed Treatments

John Davis

You’ve spent some good money to treat those seeds before you plant them in the ground. But the dust that forms when the treated seeds rub together and rub off those expensive treatments is more than a loss of protection and an irritant for workers – it’s like money blowing away in the wind. Charlie Hale, marketing strategy and support …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Corn, Planting, seed, Soybeans