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, weed management

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

FMC Captures Patent for Capture® LFR® Insecticide

Cindy Zimmerman

Just in time for the National Farm Machinery Show this week, FMC Corporation received a U.S. Patent for its Capture® LFR® insecticide formulation. The patent is called “Insecticidal Compositions Suitable for Use in Preparation of Insecticidal Liquid Fertilizers” and refers to Capture LFR insecticide formulated to directly mix with liquid fertilizers and water, providing optimum compatibility. The “LFR” part stands …

Audio, Corn, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS

FMC Offers Soybean Practices & Weed Management Training

Cindy Zimmerman

FMC Corporation is helping to educate growers, retailers and crop consultants on soybean best production practices and weed management strategies through its CropPro University: Authority® Herbicide Training Module. The set of three online training modules available through March 16, giving participants the chance to receive one continuing education unit (CEU) credit upon completion. “CropPro University is actually an on-line training …

Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Soybean

BASF Presents New Herbicide Research at Weed Science Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Weed scientists meeting in South Carolina this week got a look at a new product in the BASF Crop Protection pipeline to help in the war against herbicide resistant weeds. During the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS), BASF presented research related to Engenia™ herbicide, the company’s next-generation formulation of dicamba. “Engenia will be an important …

BASF, Crop Protection