Headline in 2007 Meant Millions More Bushels

Cindy Zimmerman

Andy Lee is the director of business operations for US Crop Protection at BASF. In this position, he oversees all sales and marketing functions for BASF inthe US crop protection market. In his presentation at BASF’s “Science Behind Seed Treatments” media symposium at the 2008 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Andy told the ag journalists that they are the answer to …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, Seed, Soybean, Wheat

BASF Communications

Cindy Zimmerman

Ray Gilmer is the group communications manager for US Crop Protection at BASF and he is shown here moderating the BASF media event at Commodity Classic. Chuck and I knew him in a former life as communications director for the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, so it was a pleasure to see him again after many years. I talked with …

Audio, BASF, Commodity Classic, Seed

Plenty of Pictures from BASF Seminar

Cindy Zimmerman

I am going to have lots of audio coming from the BASF Seed Treatment Symposium and already have a bunch of photos which I loaded into a separate Flicker Photo Album for your viewing pleasure. BASF 2008 Commodity Classic Symposium Photo Album The room is literally packed here with media with two more on the phone. The presenters are giving …

BASF, Commodity Classic, Corn, New Holland, Seed, Soybean, Technology

Seed Stamina From BASF

Chuck Zimmerman

Thanks to the folks at BASF you can hear Craig Lindholm talk about the new registration of their Stamina fungicide seed treatment. Listen to Craig here: craig-lindholm.mp3 The recent registration by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a new BASF seed treatment, to be marketed for corn seed under the name Stamina® fungicide, gives growers their best chance yet to …

Agribusiness, Audio, BASF, Corn, Seed

Tickle Your Loved Ones with TickleMe Plants

Laura McNamara

Remember that post about TickleMe Plants around Christmas. Well, the TickleMe Plant Company says the gift that gives giggles is also a great idea for gifts this Valentine’s Day. Oddly enough, I’ve been tickling my own plants here in SE Asia. There’s a small fern that’s native to the area and when you “tickle” it, the leaves close up. I …

General, Seed

Holiday Gift Idea: TickleMe Plant

Laura McNamara

Agriculture can be fun and, for the TickleMe Plant Company, agriculture can be a great theme for holiday gifts. Who wouldn´t want a gift that moves when you tickle it? We all know the TickleMe Elmo went over well. Maybe the TickleMe Plant will be this Christmas´hot thousand-dollar item on EBay. “Daddy come quick, my plant just moved when I …

General, Seed

Osborn & Barr to Promote Becker Underwood Bio-agronomic Development

Laura McNamara

Osborn & Barr is now the marketing firm of choice for Becker Underwood. The global leader in bio-agronomic development has named Osborn & Barr its agency of record. “When we initiated the search for a new agency of record, it was very important to select an agency with a winning track record of effective brand management and marketing communications within …

Advertising, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Farming, Public Relations, Seed, Technology

BASF Germination Lab

Cindy Zimmerman

Before those treated seeds can be planted in a farmer’s field, BASF has to make sure they will germinate and grow successfully, and that is the job of Dr. Michael Merk – just call him “the Germinator.” “We test all different seeds in terms of germination,” he says. “The germination is very important to see if there is any damage …

BASF, International, Seed

BASF Seed Treatment

Cindy Zimmerman

Our final stop at the BASF research facility last week was the seed treatment center where we heard from Dr. Andreas Landes who is in charge of the center. “Our goals here are the development of products which are easy to use,” said Dr. Landes. “Seed treatment is one of the most target oriented crop protection measures you can imagine.” …

BASF, International, Seed

Monsanto’s Road Map to Success

Laura McNamara

“See the next decade of biotechnology products.” That’s what Monsanto says its Technology Showcase Tour: The Road Map to Success will demonstrate to farmers in Progress City, IL. The gene optimization, desired trait characteristics and advanced product development that Monsanto promotes with its products is all on display in a live side-by-side comparison of crops with Monsanto products and crops …

Audio, Biotech, Corn, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Farming, Food, Monsanto, New Holland, Seed, Soybean