Chicago Sets Stage for BASF Ag Media Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

The city of Chicago is the stage for the 2012 BASF Agricultural Solutions Media Summit again. The summit was held here in 2010 at the amazing Trump Towers. The theme of the event is the concept that innovation and sustainability are very closely linked, according to Paul Rea, BASF Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection. “You’ll hear from a range speakers …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection

Alltech Launches Crop Science Business

Chuck Zimmerman

Alltech launched their Crop Science business during the 2012 International Symposium. During a lunch time press conference we heard from (r-l) Geoff Frank, CEO of Alltech Crop Science; Robbie Walker, Regional Director of Europe and the Middle East for Alltech Crop Science and Jon Carloftis, award-winning garden designer, garden writer, television guest, author, and lecturer. Alltech has actually been in …

Agribusiness, Alltech, Crop Protection

Mixed Results on Controlling Resistant Weeds

Chuck Zimmerman

With all the talk about herbicide-resistant weeds this year, some farmers are still not concerned about the issue, according to our most recent BASF Production Poll. 37.5% of respondents said they don’t have resistant weeds (at least not yet!). However, the same number said they would be using a mix of methods to control or prevent resistance – pre-emergence herbicide, …

BASF, Crop Protection, production poll, Soybean

BASF Survey Confirms Glyphosate Resistance

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers are responding to the threat of glyphosate resistance, according to results from a recent national BASF survey. The survey found that about four out of five farmers plan to alter their weed control programs in 2012 due to resistance issues. More than 50 percent of farmers surveyed acknowledged the existence of glyphosate-resistant weeds in their fields, and many of …

BASF, Crop Protection, weeds

Kip Cullers First in New BASF Great Growers Series

Cindy Zimmerman

We are starting a new series today for BASF Crop Protection called “Great Growers” where we will be following the progress of four farmers throughout the growing season from pre-plant to harvest. Our first interview is with one of the most famous farmers in the country – Kip Cullers of Purdy, Missouri. To call Kip a “great grower” is an …

Audio, BASF, Corn, Crop Protection, Farming

EPA Denies NRDC Petition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a 2008 petition by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) seeking to cancel 2,4-D herbicide registrations and revoke all the tolerances for use. “The impact of this decision should not be understated,” said Jim Gray, executive director of the Industry Task Force II on 2,4-D Research Data. “EPA’s comprehensive review of one of …

Crop Protection, Environment, Government

BASF Promotes Applicator Training

Cindy Zimmerman

Fighting herbicide resistant weeds depends as much on the proper application techniques and equipment as it does on using the right products. BASF Crop Protection has partnered with application technology specialist Dr. Bob Wolf, retired Professor Emeritus of Kansas State University, to help growers get the most out of their pesticides by using best application practices with the On Target …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Crop Protection

FMC Waiting on Registration for Anthem Herbicide

Cindy Zimmerman

Like waiting on ketchup to come out of the bottle, FMC Corporation is eagerly anticipating the registration of new pre-plant, pre-emergence and early post Anthem herbicide. “The label is pending for sometime in the fall of 2012 or into 2013,” FMC Technical Service Representative Joe Reed told me during an interview at the National Farm Machinery Show last week. “As …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show