Farmers continue to have access to Engenia herbicide
The decision to extend registration of Engenia herbicide for an additional two years means that farmers will continue to have access to a critically needed tool to fight the expansion of herbicide resistant weeds in their soybean and cotton fields. Farmers have told us that Engenia herbicide has given them the cleanest fields they have seen in years. Clean fields can lead to higher yields. That means farmers are able to grow more and sell more.
BASF is committed to promoting stewardship and helping dicamba applicators follow the label and spray on target. More than 90,000 applicators were trained in 2018. BASF trained nearly a third of those applicators and we will continue our training efforts to include the label updates.
Crop protection products help farmers around the world control weeds, insects and diseases enabling them to satisfy an increasing demand for food, feed, fiber and fuel. Both performance and safety of our products are imperative not only for sustainable agriculture, but also for society. Potential risks to human health and the environment are thoroughly investigated and minimized throughout the research and development process of a pesticide. Over the 10+ years it takes to bring a crop protection product to market, 200-300 scientific studies are conducted to ensure that products meet the highest safety standards. On average, about 800 requirements must be addressed to receive registration.
Our website, www.engeniastewardship.com, will continue to host a comprehensive set of resources to educate applicators on the most up-to-date information to make on target applications.
Engenia Herbicide is a U.S. EPA Restricted Use Pesticide.
Always read and follow label directions.
Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF.
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2017, our division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into four segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €60 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.