Stories From The Field

BASF representatives work with growers and retailers to challenge the potential of his or her business. Stories from the Field highlights the voices of our customers and the agriculture community.

New Chemistry to Fight Early Blight in Potatoes

For potato growers battling early blight, brown spot and black dot, BASF has introduced a revolutionary new disease management tool. Provysol fungicide is the first and only isopropanol azole fungicide, making it a truly unique solution for disease control.

New Stoneville cotton seed varieties show strong performance throughout Cotton Belt

In 2019, BASF introduced three B3XF varieties to the Stoneville® cotton seed brand: ST 4990B3XF, ST 5610B3XF and ST 4480B3XF. As you plan for 2020, learn more about how these three varieties are performing throughout the Cotton Belt.

Control your weeds with the right choices

As you decide which cotton varieties to plant, it’s important to understand how you can protect your seed investment.

New soybean trait options mean more herbicide choices

With so many different trait platforms to choose from, knowing what crop protection options you can use is critical.

Make a decision now to combat corn rootworms

Adult corn rootworm beetles are invading cornfields across the Midwest. According to North Dakota State University, corn rootworms cost U.S. producers about $1 billion annually in yield losses and the input costs to control them.

Acting fast to control fire ants

If the almond crop isn’t protected while it’s on the ground, growers may see an impact on the overall quality at harvest. Ant feeding can cause damage to the almond nut, downgrading the quality of what would have been premium nuts.

Five steps to harvest milkweed this fall

Fall is right around the corner, so it’s time to think about the steps for harvesting milkweed seed. Following these steps to harvest milkweed seeds is a great way to give monarch caterpillars a food source.

Wheat insights from the Northern Plains

BASF Innovation Specialist, Bethany Erickson, shares a few highlights from the current wheat season and tips growers can act upon to improve crop inputs for future success in the Northern Plains.

To control target spot, target it first

For a lot of foliar diseases, growers take a see-it-and-spray approach. When it comes to target spot, they can’t afford to wait — as soon as they see signs the disease is coming, they should be in the sprayer.

Iowa grower’s corn crop defeats the odds

In 2018, Jason Durschmidt used the Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 seed treatment system* on some of his corn acres for the first time and learned interesting insights throughout the year, starting with planting.

Understanding temperature inversions

When planning your Engenia® herbicide application this spring, it’s important to be able to identify if a temperature inversion exists and understand why they must be avoided.

Make spider mites bite the dust

Because the season’s weather patterns are often hard to predict, it is important to implement a pest management plan to handle any weather complications that might occur.

Become a student of your crop

Cool, wet weather has the potential to bring about fungal pathogens as well as insect issues. Here are practices that can help better you understand your crop this season.

The wheat disease control myth

As you anticipate the challenges that your crops might face this year, none of those challenges are as top of mind as preventative vs. post-infection disease control. Preventative action against disease is always the best tool in your arsenal.