BASF’s Varisto Herbicide Receives Registration

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, Herbicide, weeds

BASF Opens New R&D Center

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

BASF & Balchem Collaborate on New Product

Jamie Johansen

BASF and Balchem Corporation are working together to bring next generation feed efficiency and health products to the North American swine industry. This relationship will open the door to a portfolio of products and technologies that improve feed hygiene, safety and overall animal performance. Look for offerings at World Pork Expo, June 8-10 in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our alliance with …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, BASF, Feed, Nutrition, Swine

BASF Launches #GrowSmart University

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection is all about helping farmers grow smarter and to that end has announced the launch of a new online educational resource – Grow Smart™ University. Grow Smart University is designed to connect growers and industry professionals with agronomic and agribusiness content and offers an extensive library of farm management information, according to Paul Leeland, Product Manager, BASF. …

BASF, Crop Protection, Education

New Insecticide Coming from @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection is seeking regulatory approval for a brand new insecticide active ingredient called Inscalis™. Inscalis is the pioneer solution from a novel chemical class, the pyropenes, offering an alternative mode of action for the control of key insect pests and providing an essential tool to farmers for use in resistance and integrated pest management programs. Inscalis controls critical …

BASF, Crop Protection, Insecticides

Maglis from @BASFAgProducts Helps Farmers Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As farmers are getting in planting mode, BASF Crop Protection is helping them plan ahead with Maglis, the new online agricultural platform launched at Commodity Classic, which is designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. The initial launch of Maglis IT platform is focused in North America, where the Maglis Customer Navigator allows BASF innovation specialists to …

Audio, BASF, Technology

#Classic16 Corn and Wheat Scholarship Winners

Joanna Schroeder

The number of scholarships presented by BASF Crop Protection and the various commodity organizations at Commodity Classic increases every year. Yea. It’s great to see so many young men and women take an interest in agriculture. We were able to interview some but not all of this year’s winners – but they are all outstanding. The $1000 National Corn Growers …

Agriculture Education, Audio, Award, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Wheat

#Classic16 Shatters Records

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2016 Commodity Classic in the Big Easy was a big record setter. Total attendance was 9,770, compared to 7,936 in 2015. Another record set was in the number of growers attending, at 4,596. Additionally, the trade show featured an all-time high of 433 participating companies, including 128 first-time exhibitors. These exhibitors filled a record 253,300 net square feet of …

Ag Group, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn

#Classic16 Celebrates Decade of Scholarships

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) celebrated ten years of rewarding future agriculture industry leaders with scholarships during the 2016 Commodity Classic last week. A past scholarship winner who now works for BASF as a tech service rep had the honor of presenting the awards this year. …

ASA, Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA, Soybean, Wheat

More About Maglis from @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The big announcement at Commodity Classic last week from BASF Crop Protection was Maglis, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. BASF Vice President, US Crop Protection, Scott Kay says Maglis was developed through their work with farmers through Grow Smart. “It is all about the grower needs and their plans,” he said. …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, data, Technology, Video