BASF Engenia Registered by EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

Late yesterday BASF announced that Engenia™ herbicide has received registration for use in the United States in dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. “Soybean and cotton growers now have a new tool at their disposal to manage glyphosate-resistant weeds,” said Neil Bentley, Director of Marketing, U.S. Crop, BASF. “Engenia herbicide is our most flexible and advanced dicamba for dicamba-tolerant crops. It’s a …

BASF, Crop Protection, weeds

BASF Provides Zidua® PRO Details at #NAFB16

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF just announced new Zidua® PRO pre-emergent herbicide for soybean farmers earlier this month so Technical Marketing Manager Daniel Waldstein was able to provide the latest details at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk. “It’s got three unique chemistries combined together that gives us three different sites of action,” said Waldstein. “That gives us broad …

Audio, BASF, Crop Protection, NAFB, weeds

Talking Weeds at Bayer Showcase Plot Tours

Jamie Johansen

To start the day off in Athens, IL., one of the stops in the Bayer Showcase Plot Tours, Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois, talked weed control with growers and retailers in attendance. Key weeds Dr. Hager highlighted included marestail, palmer amaranth and water hemp. Two-way resistance is commonly seen in fields across the country, but Dr. Hager talked about …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Crop Protection, Video, weeds

Bayer Pleased with EU Approval of Balance™ GT Soybeans

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the three soybean traits just approved by the European Union is Balance™ GT (Event FG72), developed by Bayer and MS Technologies. According to Frank Terhorst, head of the Seeds business unit of Bayer’s Crop Science division, the Balance™ GT trait confers tolerance to both isoxaflutole (an HPPD inhibitor) and glyphosate herbicides. “The new Balance™ GT Soybean Performance System …

Agribusiness, Bayer, Soybean, weeds

New Partnerships for @MonsantoCo

Kelly Marshall

Monsanto Company has formed two new partnership agreements.  One targets weed control solutions while the other focuses on genome-editing. Under an agreement with TargetGene Biotechnologies LTD, Monsanto receives an exclusive license for TargetGene’s Genome Editing Engine (T GEE).  “TargetGene is pleased to be working with Monsanto to enable the next generation of agricultural innovation through the application of our genome-editing …

Agribusiness, Biotech, Herbicide, Monsanto, weeds

Clariant Lanches Unique Weed Control Boosters

Kelly Marshall

Clariant is showing the world they truly are a leader in specialty chemicals with an innovative, all-in-one crop spraying system.  Synergen ME is a product line designed to improve weed control and achieve better yields by being optimized for use in combination with other herbicides. The new product contains methylated seed oil, ammonium sulfate and specific surfactants to increase the effectiveness …

Agribusiness, Herbicide, weeds

BASF’s Varisto Herbicide Receives Registration

Kelly Marshall

The EPA has given the go-ahead to BASF‘s Varisto herbicide.  The product may be used on clover grown for seed, dry beans, dry peas, English peas, lima beans (succulent), snap beans and soybeans.  The herbicide offers a wide spectrum of broadleaf and grass weed control. “Varisto herbicide offers multiple sites of action for excellent weed control and resistance management in …

Agribusiness, BASF, EPA, Herbicide, weeds

#LibertyLink Seed Still Available

Cindy Zimmerman

Spring has sprung and planting has already begun in some areas, but there’s still time to include Bayer Liberty® and LibertyLink® soybeans this crop year. At the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum, we talked with Al Luke, Bayer U.S. strategic business lead for row crops, about the LibertyLink system. “We’ve had great uptake this year, we think our sales will be …

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FMC Herbicides Part of #LibertyLink Rebate Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean growers looking to extend their weed control this season can be eligible for rebates when they link up LibertyLink® soybeans with FMC Authority® and Anthem® herbicides as part of the Soybean Residual program with FMC. At the National Farm Machinery Show last week, I talked with Mark Howard, FMC retail market manager for central Illinois, about the rebate program …

Audio, Bayer, FMC, National Farm Machinery Show, Soybean, weeds