BASF Features Armezon PRO at #NAFB15

Cindy Zimmerman

BASF Ag Products just recently received registration for Armezon® PRO herbicide, which offers long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. The BASF product has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on all corn types and BASF Technical Market Manager Daniel Waldstein was at NAFB Trade Talk last week to talk about it. “Armezon PRO can …

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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,” …

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FMC Promotes Stewardship for Resistance Management

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the biggest concerns for farmers attending the 2015 Farm Progress Show last week was control of resistant weeds, and FMC is a company that is promoting a stewardship approach to resistance management. “Proper stewardship is very important with the resistance that we are seeing,” says FMC Senior Technical Sales Manager Brent Neuberger. “So we want to mix things …

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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 …

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Illinois Farmers Dealing with Challenging Year

Cindy Zimmerman

Central Illinois has definitely gotten a lot of water this growing season so far and corn and soybean farmers are having to adjust their plans accordingly. During a panel discussion at the BASF Midwest Research Farm this week, we heard from a farmer and his team of advisers on just how this season is impacting crops in the region. From …

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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 …

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Bayer Introduces New Soybean Varieties

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer CropScience today announced the introduction of 12 new CredenzTM soybean varieties featuring the LibertyLink® trait. The new varieties are specifically tailored for growers in the Mid-South, Mid-Atlantic and Southern U.S. regions and are available immediately for the 2015 growing season to help growers maximize performance and fight glyphosate-resistant weeds. The new varieties represent relief for growers in the south …

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Trait Deregulation Clears Way for BASF Engenia™

Cindy Zimmerman

We’ve been talking with BASF about Engenia™ herbicide since 2012 and now that USDA has deregulated a dicamba-tolerant trait for cotton and soybeans the path has been cleared for the exciting new product to be offered for growers this year. According to our friends with BASF, a registration decision for Engenia herbicide to control broadleaf weeds post-emergence in dicamba-tolerant cotton …

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USDA Deregulates Dicamba-Tolerant Traits

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced “determinations of nonregulated status for Monsanto Company’s (Monsanto) soybeans and cotton that are resistant to certain herbicides, including one known as dicamba.” Monsanto officials say the decision to deregulate Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ soybeans and Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton “will provide farmers with more consistent, flexible control of tough-to-manage broadleaf weeds.” …

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