Updates on BASF Headline AMP and Priaxor

Cindy Zimmerman

At the recent BASF Media Summit, Technical Marketing Specialist Brianne Reeves gave an update on in-furrow and foliar applications of BASF fungicides, including Headline AMP on corn and Priaxor on soybeans. We usually think of Headline AMP being used on field corn, but Brianne told us about a trial done in Belle Glade, Florida on sweet corn for control of …

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NUFARM Introduces Cheetah Herbicide

Jamie Johansen

Nufarm announces the introduction of Cheetah® herbicide, a non-selective herbicide that provides quicker, more reliable control of glyphosate-resistant broadleaf weeds in high-value crops such as tree nuts, grapes, bushberries, pome and stone fruit, citrus, sweet corn and olives. Cheetah is also labeled for use as a desiccant on potato vines. Cheetah herbicide is a Group 10 herbicide (glutamine synthetase chemicals …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Herbicides, Weed control

Crop Health Laboratories Puts Plants on a Diet

Jamie Johansen

Available to U.S. growers for the first time, Crop Health Laboratories is providing diagnostics that reveal crop nutrition deficiencies 4-to-6 weeks sooner than conventional dry matter tests. This powerful predictive technology allows growers to adjust fertilization strategies quickly and precisely well before damage becomes visible. The revolutionary plant sap analysis – developed by Netherlands-based NovaCropControl and distributed exclusively in the …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection

BASF Schedules Summer Stewardship Training

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Ag Products is planning what is expected to be the largest training effort in the company’s history for this summer, reaching 24 states and focusing on weed management, application best practices and overall stewardship of BASF herbicides. “We are committed to ensuring growers’ success with new technologies,” said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market Manager, Herbicides, BASF. “The more knowledgeable growers …

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BASF Functional Crop Care

Cindy Zimmerman

Functional Crop Care is the newest division of the BASF agricultural business, broadening what it means for the company to protect crops and help farmers get the most out of every acre. BASF Functional Crop Care Senior VP Dr. Jürgen Huff says the division addresses additional needs beyond conventional crop protection. “Functional Crop Care consists of three segments: soil management, …

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BASF Ag Solutions Through Innovation

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF – The Chemical Company – will be celebrating a pretty significant milestone next year. The company was established in 1865, which means it will be 150 years old in 2015. Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board and Research Executive Director for BASF, says innovation is the reason they have survived so long. “Innovation is our life blood,” he said …

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AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting Tackles Precision Tech

Jamie Johansen

AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting is right around the corner and will feature information on eBusiness activities in agriculture. The event will be held June 9-12 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. “Join us at the Mid-Year Meeting to network and to learn from others that are already seeing the immense benefits of electronic connectivity between trading partners,” said AgGateway CEO Rod …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Data

BASF: Knowing the Enemy is Key in Weed War

Cindy Zimmerman

The first defense in the war against weeds is knowing the enemy, according to BASF Crop Protection. A recent BASF survey found that 76 percent of growers have made changes to their weed management programs to address weed resistance and proper weed identification is fundamental to any effective control program. “The first step in weed control is to know your …

BASF, Crop Protection, Scouting, Weed control

BASF Offers Advice for Early Weed Control

Cindy Zimmerman

Experts agree the best way to improve yields, control weeds and fight resistance is early season weed control. “Effective weed management today means starting the growing season with a clean weed-free seedbed,” said Bryan Young, Ph.D., Associate Professor of weed science, Purdue University. “That typically means tillage in corn and in some cases a spring burndown in soybeans. Then make …

BASF, Crop Protection, Weed control

Innvictis Launch of EndurX Technology Platform

Jamie Johansen

Innvictis Crop Care, LLC, announces the launch of EndurX Technology Platform. Developed and tested in 2012 and 2013, Innvictis will be launching its first product containing EndurX in 2014. EndurX was developed to improve the performance of key insecticide technologies. EndurX Technology is a patented technology platform that improves the activity and performance of contact pesticides. Endurx is premixed with …

Agribusiness, Crop Protection, Insecticide