NCGA Continues Scholarships with @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and BASF Corporation are now accepting applications for the next crop of scholarships to help grow the future for agriculture. This is the tenth year for the partnership between BASF and NCGA which awards five $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2017-18 school year. …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Education, NCGA

Hail to the New #Soybean King

Cindy Zimmerman

Randy Dowdy of Georgia already broke corn yield records with nearly 504 bushels per acre in 2014. Now he has claimed the world record soybean yield title with 171 bushels per acre, topping Kip Cullers’ previous soybean yield record of 160 set back in 2010. “As growers, sometimes we make high yields and sometimes we don’t,” said Dowdy at a …

BASF, Soybean

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 …

Audio, BASF, Precision Agriculture, Technology

BASF Meets the Global Press #ShapeAg16

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF’s Crop Protection business continues to grow and the company is working to provide even more innovation and technology for farmers to keep doing the biggest job on Earth. That’s the message that representatives of BASF gave during a global press conference last week in Germany. Speakers included (LtoR) Vincent Gros, Head of Europe, Africa and Middle East; Dr. Harald …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF

BASF Helping to #ShapeAg16

Cindy Zimmerman

Dozens of journalists from around the globe attended the BASF Global Press Conference last week in Ludwigshafen, Germany, including several from the United States. Given the opportunity to speak with BASF Crop Protection president Markus Heldt, the journalists were most interested in finding out what his thoughts were on the negotiations between Bayer and Monsanto – and he had much …

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Raven Sidekick Pro™ Tests With Engenia™

Cindy Zimmerman

When Engenia™ herbicide receives regulatory approval, it is expected to have one of the most detailed labels ever for the application of a crop protection product and BASF has done extensive testing to determine the best methods of application. One product that has received the seal of approval is Raven’s Sidekick Pro™ direct injection system and company representative Denton Schwiesow …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Equipment, Farm Progress Show

BASF Ready for Engenia Approval

Cindy Zimmerman

All the pieces are in place for the most technologically advanced dicamba formulation to control broadleaf weeds in dicamba-tolerant crops – all that is needed is federal approval. “Engenia herbicide is just getting ready to be coming out from registration,” said BASF Manager of Technical Marketing Dr. Gary Fellows during an interview at Farm Progress Show last week. “I can’t …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Farm Progress Show

BASF Holds Global Press Conference – #ShapeAg16

Chuck Zimmerman

In Ludwigshafen, Germany, BASF held a global press conference for journalists from all over the world. We started out at the BASF Conference Center before going to the BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for breakout sessions on IT-solutions (Maglis), a tour of the R&D Center and overview of Revysol, a new benchmark in disease control. During the morning press conference …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF

#FarmProgressShow Features BASF Butterfly Garden

Cindy Zimmerman

Attendees at this year’s Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa are being greeting at the front gate by the BASF Living Acres Butterfly Garden, a new plot just planted this year with some milkweed to provide habitat for Monarch butterflies. “What they are seeing is a fairly young planting of a diverse set of plants to help demonstrate how a …

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