Precision.AgWired.com Profile – Scott Parr of Wisconsin

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection held a grower symposium in Fort Lauderdale this month, inviting 275 of the nation’s most innovative farmers to attend. The theme of the symposium was “Fields of Opportunity” and some of the ways farming has improved in recent years and what is ahead for the future. “Our farm doesn’t look anything like it did even ten years …

Audio, BASF, Profiles

Helping Rice Growers Manage Tough Weeds

Melissa Sandfort

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. Weed management in rice has become more challenging as weed species are developing …

Agribusiness, BASF, FMC

Effective Control of Resistant Weeds in Soybeans

Melissa Sandfort

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. BASF anticipates the commercial launch of Engenia herbicide …

Agribusiness, BASF

BASF Polls on Resistant Weeds and Protecting Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

With all the talk about herbicide-resistant weeds this year, some farmers are still not concerned about the issue, according to our most recent BASF Production Poll. 37.5% of respondents said they don’t have resistant weeds (at least not yet!). However, the same number said they would be using a mix of methods to control or prevent resistance – pre-emergence herbicide, …

BASF, production poll, Weed control

Weed Scientists Endorse Strategies to Fight Herbicide Resistance

Cindy Zimmerman

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) has endorsed a series of best management practices designed to reduce the incidence of herbicide-resistant weeds and the threat they pose to agricultural productivity. WSSA president Rod Lym says the main recommendation for growers is to diversify both weed management practices and types of herbicides used. “Today it is common to rely on …

BASF, Weed control

Introducing BASF Production Poll

Cindy Zimmerman

With the 2012 crop year now underway, we’re introducing the BASF Production Poll. This new poll will be conducted twice each month during the season with timely questions that we think both farmers and non-farmers alike will find interesting. We’d love to hear from you. So let’s get started with our first one. How do you think the 2012 growing …

BASF, Farmers, production poll