BASF launches Credenz with LibertyLink GT27

Cindy Zimmerman

At the 2018 Farm Progress Show, BASF launched Credenz® soybean with LibertyLink® GT27™, the first soybean seed technology with herbicide-tolerant stacked traits that allows growers to apply both Liberty® herbicide and glyphosate over the top of soybeans for post-emergence control of broadleaf and grass weeds. “It’s very exciting for the Credenz brand,” said Marc Hoobler, BASF Soybean Agronomy Lead. “We’re …

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BASF Provides Dicamba Update at #FPS18

Cindy Zimmerman

An update on dicamba from BASF and a couple of growers drew a lot of media interest this week at Farm Progress Show. Scott Kay, BASF Vice President of U.S. Agricultural Solutions, talked with farmers Steve Anderson of Iowa and Scott Dauk from Minnesota about their experiences using BASF’s advanced dicamba formulation Engenia® Herbicide this year on their operations. Listen …

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Farm Progress Show 2018 is Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 Farm Progress Show is officially underway now with the opening press conference in the media tent. Don Tourte, Farm Progress Sr. Vice President, Sales & Events Advertising, kicked off the show saying it may be the best show he has seen in his over 20 years with the event. Once again, the media is being kept cool thanks …

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BASF Living Acres Program Increases Monarch Habitat

Carrie Muehling

BASF is helping to increase the monarch population with its Living Acres program. “Living Acres is our biodiversity program that focuses in on monarch habitat,” explained Chip Shilling, sustainability strategy manager. “For that you need milkweed, so we’re really encouraging farmers and farm families to think about places that are outside of their field boundaries where they can plant milkweed …

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BASF Takes Over Bayer Assets

Cindy Zimmerman

Yesterday was a brand new day for BASF as the Chemical Company marked its entry into seeds, non-selective herbicides and nematicide seed treatments. BASF closed on its acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer, and has renamed the division from Crop Protection to Agricultural Solutions. “It strengthens our market position in agricultural solutions and creates new opportunities for growth,” said …

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Crops & Chemicals USA 18 Agenda Features Industry Experts

Cindy Zimmerman

The full agenda is now available for this year’s Crops & Chemicals USA meeting, July 23-25, at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC. The agenda for the meeting provides attendees with the critical science, technologies and contacts needed to accelerate the development and regulatory approval of biostimulant, biopesticide and agrochemical products. Included on the program this year are industry …

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Bayer Looks Forward to Monsanto Closing This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer intends to complete the acquisition of Monsanto this Thursday, June 7, following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory authorities. “The acquisition of Monsanto is a strategic milestone in strengthening our portfolio of leading businesses in health and nutrition. We will double the size of our agriculture business and create a leading innovation engine in agriculture, positioning us …

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The Future for LibertyLink

Carrie Muehling

Bayer’s Credenz soybeans including LibertyLink traits performed well in 2017 despite less than ideal weather conditions in many areas. “Across the board, maybe not every segment of geography had the most ideal weather for soybean production, but as a general rule, results were really positive,” said Monty Malone, soybean agronomy leader for Bayer. “Yields were high – a lot of …

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BASF Executives Discuss Bayer Acquisition

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection business executives held a conference call with reporters Tuesday to discuss the agreement announced last Friday to purchase significant Bayer assets in the largest deal of its kind in history. The $7 billion deal includes Bayer’s global glufosinate-ammonium non-selective herbicide business, seed businesses for canola hybrids in North America under the InVigor® brand using the LibertyLink® trait …

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EPA Announces New Dicamba Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new requirements for the use of dicamba formulations “over the top” to further minimize the potential for drift when applying to dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. EPA worked worked with impacted states and land-grant universities, as well as Monsanto, BASF and DuPont on measures that will allow farmers to make informed choices for seed purchases …

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