BASF Welcomes 15th Class of Top Cotton Growers

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BASF recently celebrated 92 cotton growers who achieved four-bale or greater yields by welcoming them to the exclusive FiberMax®One Ton Club™ for their 2019 harvest results. There are 14 first-time members in the group of winners for 2019, bringing total membership to 1,206 cotton growers. Special awards were presented for: Most Varieties: Apple Creek Farms of Garden City, Texas, earned …

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Corn Yield Record Smasher

Cindy Zimmerman

David Hula of Charles City, Virginia broke his own record again last year in the National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest with 616.1953 bushels per acre, beating his previous record of 542-plus bushels in 2017, which broke his 2015 record of 532 bushels per acre. The 27 winners in 9 production categories had verified yields averaging more than …

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BASF Hosts 14th Behind the Science Media Event

Cindy Zimmerman

For the 14th year, BASF held its Science Behind media event prior to the start of Commodity Classic. “It gives a chance for you to see not just what the product is, but also what are the details behind it – kind of a peek behind the curtain,” said Scott Kay, Vice President, U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions. Much of …

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Bayer and BASF Intend to Appeal Dicamba Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Both Bayer and BASF intend to appeal a court decision in Missouri resulting in a total of $265 million in damages awarded to a Missouri peach farm over alleged dicamba drift. A federal jury in Cape Girardeau awarded plaintiff Bader Farms $15 in compensatory damages and $250 in punitive damages on its claims of design defect, failure to warn, negligent …

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New BASF Insecticide Performs on Vegetables

Carrie Muehling

BASF offers a wide portfolio of fungicides for use in fruits and vegetables, but it was a new insecticide getting the attention of growers at the 2020 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga. Sefina is the new product offering white fly and aphid control, according to Joe Mitchell, BASF technical service representative for Florida and South Texas. …

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BASF Brings Choices, Quality to Cotton Growers

Carrie Muehling

BASF is working with cotton growers to ensure they have appropriate choices, while maintaining a high level of seed quality. “From a cotton strategy perspective, BASF is really about sharing our story, and making sure growers know that we understand where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go,” said BASF’s Hadley Howard at the 2020 …

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BASF Values Grower Feedback

Carrie Muehling

The second annual BASF Agronomic Performance Trials (APT) Summit was a great opportunity for the company to get input from key customer growers who help them with on-farm trialing. “It’s a time for us to listen to our customers,” said Monty Christian, BASF Marketing Director for Cotton. “If we need any last minute tweaks before we go into ending our …

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Promoting Sustainability with e3 Cotton

Carrie Muehling

Those attending the 2020 BASF Agronomic Performance Trials (APT) Summit had the opportunity to learn more about the e3 Sustainable Cotton Program. “What makes it unique is that we offer a program that can actually trace the cotton bale from the time it’s harvested at the grower’s field all the way through the entire value chain until it shows up …

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A New Look at Corn and Soybean Production

Carrie Muehling

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. “My basic thesis is that hybrids have gotten so much better that …

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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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