Student Commodity Bloggers

Chuck Zimmerman

Last year I had a couple of students helping me blog Commodity Classic. They were sponsored by Monsanto. This year they’re not working with me but Monsanto still has some student bloggers here. One of them is Alyssa Bane. You can find her blog here. It says that you can follow the “Adventure in Agriculture through Alyssa’s Eyes.” I am …

BASF, Blogging, Commodity Classic, New Holland

World Record Yields

Chuck Zimmerman

Kip Cullers is the world record yield holder for corn and soybeans. He was honored this morning at the ASA/BASF SOY breakfast when BASF announced a new scholarship in his name. BASF announced the Secure Optimal Yield Scholarship program. This annual $5,000 scholarship will be sponsored by BASF and managed by ASA. The first award will be for the fall …

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Shuttle Bus Video

Chuck Zimmerman

All of the shuttle buses that are carrying people around from hotel to Convention Center are sponsored by BASF. I think they’ve done this before but it’s a great idea. The buses have video monitors and to keep people entertained they can watch a video that was put together by BASF. I’m getting a copy of it so you can …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland, Video

Ethanol Opportunities and Pitfalls

Chuck Zimmerman

Arlan Suderman is a market analyst for Farm Futures magazine. He was on the program at the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium. Arlan’s spoke about the ethanol wave and addressed the opportunities and the pitfalls that he sees coming. He shares a lot of information about how people are investing in the industry and how the boom is affecting …

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BASF Research Leader

Chuck Zimmerman

Dirk Voeste is the head of Plant Health and Seed Treatment Research for BASF. He came here to Commodity Classic from the company’s headquarters in Germany. Dirk’s topic at the “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium was on the research that the company is doing and to show how growers are using it to their advantage. He says that BASF continues …

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BASF Headline a No-Brainer

Chuck Zimmerman

Andy Lee is the BASF Director of Business Operations, U. S. Crop Protection Products. He spoke at their “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium on the subject of just what BASF is doing to continue to be a leader is this area. Like several other presenters he says that BASF is finding new and interesting applications and results for its Headline …

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A Nice Session With BASF

Chuck Zimmerman

The BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is winding up with a question and answer session that’s taking place right now. I’ve recorded it and will have some more audio for you by tomorrow morning. Right now it’s time to pack up here and head on over to the opening reception and other social activities that are taking place here …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland

Dr. Gary Fellows on New Plant Health Research

Chuck Zimmerman

One of our presenters here at the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF Technical Market Manager. In fact he’s conducting his presentation right now as I’m posting this. Before we got started I spoke with Dr. Fellows about New Plant Health Research which includes the finding that applying Headline fungicide to corn that is stressed …

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Ray Gilmer Moderates BASF Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

Our moderator for the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is Ray Gilmer, BASF Group Communications Manager, Agricultural Products Division. I had a chance to talk to Ray just prior to the start of the program to get an overview of what we’re going to see and hear today. Ray says that BASF is really committed to innovation and investing …

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Checking in the Media at BASF Symposium

Chuck Zimmerman

As I’ve already mentioned, the BASF “Science Behind Plant Health” symposium is very well attended. I’m not sure how many times BASF has conducted this symposium but I remember attending more than one at Commodity Classic over the years. Today’s program includes information on: The latest BASF research into the plant physiology behind Plant Health Results of new Plant Health …

BASF, Commodity Classic, New Holland