Engenia™ Herbicide for Cotton

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Crop Protection anticipates regulatory approval for Engenia™ herbicide yet later this year, which will provide growers with the most technologically advanced dicamba formulation for control of broadleaf weeds in dicamba-tolerant crops for both soybeans and cotton. “Like all the other dicambas BASF has made in our 50 year history, (Engenia) is a highly effective post-emergent broadleaf weed control tool,” …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicide, weeds

FMC Expands Relationship with Monsanto

Lizzy Schultz

FMC Corporation and Monsanto Company announced this week that they have expanded an agreement to continue their participation in the Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions platform. The agreement will be included in the new Roundup Ready® 2 Xtend Crop System that is set to launch in 2016, and includes FMC’s Authority® brand sulfentrazone herbicides as well as FMC’s Capture® …

Agribusiness, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, Monsanto

Overlapping Residuals for Weed Management

Joanna Schroeder

Heavy rainfall this season has led to heavy weed pressure in fields around the Midwest, making overlapping residuals more important to protect next season’s crop. FMC Midwest Technical Lead Gail Stratman explains that a grower wants to maintain good and strong weed control to maximize yield potential in the corn crop. As you travel around the Midwest, says Stratman, with …

Audio, Corn, Farm Progress Show, FMC, Herbicide, weeds

FMC Talks Anthem Maxx at #AgMedia

Cindy Zimmerman

Anthem® Maxx herbicide due out this fall from FMC is a new, concentrated version of Anthem herbicide that offers growers a dramatically lower use-rate. “We like taking Anthem to corn,” said Matt Hancock, FMC Corn Segment Manager, during an interview at last week’s Ag Media Summit. “This is a four ounce per acre use rate to get pre- and post-emergent …

Ag Media Summit, Audio, Crop Protection, FMC, Herbicide

Update on Engenia by @BASFAgProducts

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been hearing about the development of Engenia™ herbicide for dicamba-tolerant crops from BASF Crop Protection for over three years now and the wait for it to come to market may soon be over. “Our anticipation is that registration will come in the fourth quarter of this year,” said Dr. Chad Brommer, BASF Technical Market Manager for Engenia, during a …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, Herbicide, Video

Pope Francis Calls for Better Care of Our Home

Joanna Schroeder

Pope Francis is calling on humankind to take better care of our home. The Pope, like those before him, has been vocal about climate change and the role humans have played. In LAUDATO SI’ On Care of Our Common Home, Pope Francis writes that our lifestyle of a “throw-away” society – consumption and waste – must change or humans will …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Crop Protection, Environment, GMO, Herbicide, Insecticides, pesticides

New BASF Research Station in India

Kelly Marshall

A new BASF research station in Pune, India will focus on the areas of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, and other solutions beyond crop protection products.  Experts in biology, farm managements, and workers have been hired for the new facitlity. The center will research ares of global interest for the agriculture community, but it will also investigate issues specific to India, such …

Agribusiness, BASF, Fungicide, Herbicide, pesticides, Research

FMC Offers Financing Through John Deere

John Davis

Postemergent herbicides and insecticides can be a very expensive proposition for producers that do pay off in the long run. To help growers pay for that initial investment that pays big dividends, FMC is offering no-payment, no-interest financing through John Deere Financial on select crop protection products for corn, soybean and other labeled crops. “Being in the business for more …

Agribusiness, Financial, FMC, Herbicide, Insecticides, John Deere

Update on FMC Marvel Herbicide

Cindy Zimmerman

Weed control was a big topic for FMC Corporation at the National Farm Machinery Show last week, and I talked with district manager Tyler Tuttle about how Marvel™ herbicide provides soybean growers with an aggressive tank-mix partner for maximum postemergence control of glyphosate-resistant weeds. “Marvel is a post emerge, broadleaf herbicide with a very broad spectrum,” said Tuttle. “Use it …

Audio, FMC, Herbicide, National Farm Machinery Show, NFMS, Soybean, weeds