New BASF Research Station in India

Kelly Marshall

A new BASF research station in Pune, India will focus on the areas of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and other solutions beyond crop protection products.  Experts in biology, farm managements, and workers have been hired for the new facitlity. The center will research ares of global interest for the agriculture community, but it will also investigate issues specific to India, such …

Agribusiness, BASF, Fungicide, Herbicide, pesticides, Research

BASF Sponsors Student Space Research

Kelly Marshall

Three twelfth-grade students will have the scientific and financial sponsorship of BASF as they launch their research project to the International Space Station (ISS).  The students from the ag program at Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany have created an experiment to test the growth of plants in microgravity conditions. Up to this point research being done on crop growth …

Agribusiness, BASF, Research

BASF Invites Stakeholders to Discuss Food Future

Cindy Zimmerman

As part of activities to mark 150 years, BASF hosted a two-day “Creator Space” jamming event in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss the future of food. The event brought together more than 30 stakeholders from the entire food value chain including farmers, academics, food manufacturers and logistic companies to discuss long-term challenges and trends that may impact the food …

BASF, Farming, Food, Video

BASF Xanthion In-Furrow Info at #Classic15

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Technical Marketing Manager Caren Schmidt had 10 minutes to tell the Commodity Classic attendees at a Mini WIN session last week about Xanthion™ In-furrow fungicide, which received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration in October in time for use on corn this season. “Xanthion is our newest in-furrow fungicide for corn, and it’s the first in-furrow fungicide to combine a …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Crop Protection

BASF Excited About 150th Year

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection‘s 9th Science Behind media event last week focused on 150 years of the company’s existence and how they are excited for the future. “The fun part of working for BASF is there’s always a full pipeline,” said Technical marketing specialist AJ Woodyard, who hosted the annual event this year focused on The Science Behind the Right Chemistry, …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Communications

How BASF Innovation Specialists Help Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

Nebraska farmer Scott Eaton and his BASF Innovation Specialist Jennifer Wood talked about some of the advantages to their partnership during the BASF Science Behind the Right Chemistry event last week in Phoenix. “We’re a pretty good team,” said Eaton. “We work to develop a plan and try to stick the best that we can to that plan.” What Eaton …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Farming

BASF to Sponsor Wheat Yield Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection and the National Wheat Foundation had a big announcement at the 2015 Commodity Classic – the creation and implementation of a National Wheat Yield Contest. “We appreciate the generous support of our primary industry partner, BASF, to assist in the creation of this program,” said NWF Chairman Dusty Tallman of Colorado. “We are looking forward to this …

Audio, BASF, Wheat

#Classic15 Session on Farming Like a Champ

Cindy Zimmerman

Two yield rocking champions played to a standing room only crowd at the 2015 Commodity Classic in a session sponsored by BASF Crop Protection on how to get the most out of your acres. Always a crowd pleaser, world champion soybean grower Kip Cullers of Missouri hammered home the importance of happy plants and packing starch. “You keep that plant …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Soybean