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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BASF Offers New Fungicide Products

Carrie Muehling

BASF‘s newest fungicides are powered by a new active ingredient that provides fast uptake and curative activity, enhanced binding strength, and exceptional performance under high disease pressure. Revysol fungicide brings a new level of disease control and efficacy to the Class 3 group of chemistry for BASF’s Revytek soybean fungicide product and Veltyma corn fungicide offering. “We want to make …

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BASF Launches ‘Operation Weed Eradication’

Carrie Muehling

BASF is launching a new inititative called “Operation Weed Eradication” to help farmers learn to control weeds rather than just manage them. “I’d say it’s a mindset shift because today we think about weed control in terms of maximizing the yield potential on farm, and that’s very key,” said Kate Greif, Product Manager. “So when we’re applying weed control, we’re …

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BASF Provides Choices to Soybean Growers

Carrie Muehling

With the 2020 growing season on the horizon, BASF is excited about an expanded soybean portfolio that now includes the Credenz seed brand, several soybean seed treatments, and Liberty herbicide. “One key thing that we’re really focusing on is offering soybean growers more choices to manage their production system in that local environment,” said Nick Fassler, manager of BASF’s technical …

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NAFB Scholarship Winners Honored

Cindy Zimmerman

The NAFB Foundation presented $20,000 in college scholarships to four outstanding students during the opening luncheon of the 76th annual NAFB Convention Wednesday. This year’s winners are (pictured left to right) Jillian Parrent Iowa State University George Logan Scholarship Kolt Buchenroth Ohio State University BASF Grow Smart™ Scholarship Darby O’Connor Texas Tech University Orion Samuelson Scholarship, sponsored by CME Group …

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BASF Announces Collaboration with WinField United

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF and WinField® United, the crop inputs and insights business of Land O’Lakes, Inc., have announced a new digital farming collaboration. The two companies will establish a single sign-on connection from WinField United’s ATLAS® platform to the BASF xarvio™ digital platforms, starting with xarvio SCOUTING, a mobile application that can quickly identify weeds and diseases with a click of a …

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BASF and NRGene Collaborate for Accelerated Crop Breeding

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF and NRGene have announced a new collaboration that includes the adoption of NRGene’s cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) GenoMAGIC™ technology into BASF soybean research projects to allow for more comprehensive evaluations to accelerate trait discovery and breeding across diverse crops. “This collaboration will explore the power of digitalization to improve and accelerate agricultural research, and aligns with our soybean crop …

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BASF a New Market Leader in Canada

Carrie Muehling

The past year has brought a number of changes for BASF in Canada as the company is now the market leader in that country. That includes a new headquarters location in Calgary and a new distribution model, as well as the opportunity to rename themselves as an agricultural solutions company instead of an agricultural products company. “That really drives us …

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Sustainable Cotton, Wheat Hybrids and More from BASF

Carrie Muehling

BASF continues to innovate in a number of agricultural spaces, including a sustainable cotton program. Working with Wrangler and other companies, products like blue jeans branded as “Rooted” can be documented as being grown through sustainable practices. “All this cotton is grown by a system of documented sustainability which we help growers with. They, through a farm management system, record …

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Japan Deal is Good for Grains and Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S.-Japan trade agreement signed by President Donald Trump this week “will solidify our longstanding partnership for the future and create a platform for growth into new sales and new sectors, including the potential for sales of U.S. ethanol,” according to the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Japan is one of the largest and most loyal U.S. corn customers, having bought …

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