BASF’s Nexicor Fungicide Receives EPA Registration

Kelly Marshall

BASF’s Nexicor™ fungicide has been granted registration from the EPA.  This fungicide is specifically for use in cereal crops and uses three modes of action to offer long lasting preventative and post-infection control of powdery mildew, tan spot, rusts and other diseases. “In addition to controlling disease pressure, Nexicor fungicide helps to provide plant health benefits,” said Megan Andriankaja, Technical …

Agribusiness, BASF, Fungicides

#NAFB16 Awards $25,000 in College Scholarships

Kelly Marshall

This year the National Association Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Foundation presented $25,000 in college scholarships to six outstanding students. Recipients were honored during a luncheon with sponsors and each given time to share more about themselves and their future in agriculture. Glen Kummerow Memorial Scholarship Courtney Wingate is a fifth generation Floridian and cattle rancher who has a passion for telling …

Audio, BASF, NAFB, Scholarship

BASF, FMC Bring Next Generation Crop Protection

Kelly Marshall

BASF and FMC Corporation are working tougher to bring innovative, in-furrow crop protection products to the marketplace.  By integrating insect and disease protection technologies with FMC’s convenient LRF patented technology, the companies have a new product that is easy to mix, provides consistent active ingredient distribution and stays suspended for uniform application. Each of the companies will launch a product …

Agribusiness, BASF, Crop Protection, FMC

BASF Offers Zidua® PRO for Soybean Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers now have a new tool to control weeds in 2017. BASF’s Zidua® PRO (Premium Residual Option) herbicide is a new broad-spectrum product with powerful burndown and residual control that helps growers address the issue of weed resistance. After receiving U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration earlier this year, Zidua PRO herbicide is now in market and available for …

BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Soybeans

Stewardship is Sustainability at BASF

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainability may have different meanings for different people, but stewardship is a much clearer concept and something that BASF is very cognizant of when it comes to developing new products for farmers. ‘ “We want to make this concept very tangible,” said Vincent Gros, BASF Head of Europe, Africa and Middle East, during an interview at the recent global press …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, sustainability

BASF Showcases Revysol®

Cindy Zimmerman

Earlier this year, BASF started the regulatory process in the European Union for a new active ingredient, Revysol® fungicide, which was showcased at the recent global media event in Germany. BASF Vice President Global Strategic Marketing Fungicides Rolf Reinecke and Technical Director Bill Clark provided an overview of the fungicide, part of the triazole (SBI) chemical class, which shows biological …

Audio, BASF, Herbicides

National Corn & BASF to Offer Scholarships

Kelly Marshall

The National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for scholarships. Five undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field will receive $1,000 towards their studies in the 2017-18 school year. “NCGA members are invested both on the farm and off the farm to build a successful industry based on productivity, stewardship and profitability. …

Ag Group, BASF, NCGA, Scholarship

Global Update on BASF Maglis

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held the global launch of Maglis at the 2016 Commodity Classic and the global media got an update on the online agricultural platform during a press event last week in Germany. Dr. Matthias Nachtmann, head of BASF’s agIT project team, says they had a good initial launch of the Maglis Customer Navigator in North America. “We’re really excited by …

agronomy, Audio, BASF, Data, technology

EPA Approves Varisto Herbicide from BASF

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has given the go-ahead to BASF‘s Varisto herbicide.  The product may be used on clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans.  The herbicide offers a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control. “Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in …

Agribusiness, BASF, EPA, Herbicides, Weed control

New R&D Center at BASF

Kelly Marshall

BASF has just opened a new Research and Development center at their Crop Protection headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany.  The new center offers research areas for biological crop protection and seed solutions, making it a hub of expertise for researchers and farmers world wide. “Our investment in this expanded capacity is a step forward to unlocking the agricultural potential in seeds …

Agribusiness, BASF, Crop Protection, Research, seed