BASF Breeding Goals and Trial Varieties for 2019

Carrie Muehling

BASF Global Cotton Breeding Manager Dr. Margaret Shields took the opportunity to thank producers attending the inaugural BASF APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit for their work and how important it is to ongoing research. Shields shared the company’s mission of being the leading, innovated and trusted seeds and traits organization providing superior, differentiated solutions to customers. With regard to cotton, …

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Welcome to the Inaugural BASF APT Summit

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s the first show of 2019 for ZimmComm. BASF is holding an inaugural APT (Agronomic Performance Trials) Summit just prior to the Beltwide Cotton Conferences. To learn what this means and get an overview of the Summit I spoke with Kenny Melton, BASF Western Region Agronomic Manager. Kenny says the breeding group for BASF will hand off varieties for the …

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Bayer Seed Treatments Fight Cotton Pests

Carrie Muehling

Cotton growers continue to look to Bayer for its strong fungicide product line and industry leading seed treatments. While some crop protection products for cotton have failed due to resistance issues, Aeris continues to perform well with two modes of action to fight against insect damage. “Anything you can do to get that crop off to a good start leads …

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How BASF Helps Clothing Brands Understand Cotton

Carrie Muehling

Clothing brand representatives learned more about how cotton is grown during a recent BASF Cotton Production Field Day in Lubbock, Texas. Part of the program included information about e3™ cotton, an effort to produce economically sustainable cotton that’s good for the environment. “The idea of the product is that it’s a sustainable cotton and it’s a continual improvement commitment by …

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BASF Arkansas Field Day

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF held a field day last week in Marion, Arkansas to meet with groups of retailer staff and talk about the what the new BASF portfolio has to offer, particularly for soybeans (Credenz) and cotton (Stoneville). There was limited in-field opportunities for the day due to rain, but there was still a lot to share. BASF Cottonseed Marketing Manager Rachel …

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BASF Celebrates Cotton with Texas Tech

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Celebrate Cotton Texas Tech football game provided the perfect opportunity for BASF to show off its branded BASF Seed Innovation Center. Attendees were provided with tours that included both the Trait Development Building and the BASF Crop Analytics laboratory. After the tours media were able to meet with BASF leadership for one on one interviews. Then it was …

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BASF Continues Strong Genetics with New Varieties

Carrie Muehling

Events like the recent BASF Field Day in St. Joseph, Louisiana, are helping the company’s customers to better understand what BASF looks like moving forward. The program also gave a great deal of information about new cotton and soybean varieties that will soon be available. “It gives us vast knowledge of upcoming crops as far as varieties go for the …

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USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. Corn production is now forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2 percent from August and up 2 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to …

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