To spray, or not to spray?

BASF’s new spray tool helps take the guesswork out of on-target applications

Applicators are expected to remember a lot of information when spraying herbicides out in the field. Is there a rainfast consideration? Is there a wind speed restriction? These are only a few of the weather-related questions applicators must keep in mind when they load the sprayer this year.

 

When it comes to applying dicamba, the list of questions is even longer. To help applicators make on-target Engenia Herbicide applications this season, BASF recently launched its latest free tool — the Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool.

 

The Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool is a mobile-friendly website that shares timely weather information with applicators at the touch of a button. To determine the right time to apply Engenia herbicide, the tool uses a phone’s location services, or a desktop’s IP address, to provide localized information.

 

“We understand there is a lot to keep in mind when planning for an application of Engenia herbicide,” said Logan Grier, BASF Technical Marketing Manager, Product Stewardship. “With the new Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool, all of the Engenia herbicide weather-related label requirements are in one place. This helps supplement the many other tools applicators are using when planning their herbicide applications.”

 

The tool covers all U.S. geographies and incorporates key weather considerations for 36 hours, including inversion potential, precipitation probability for the next 24 hours, time of sunrise and sunset, wind speed and direction, hourly temperature and cloud cover.

 

When used in tandem with in-field observation at the time of application, and other BASF resources from the Engenia Stewardship Portal like spray checklists and online training, the Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool will help applicators across the country feel more confident in making on-target applications this season.

 

To access additional Engenia herbicide stewardship resources, visit EngeniaStewardship.com.

 

Engenia is a U.S. EPA Restricted Use Pesticide.

 

Please check with your state pesticide regulatory authority as additional requirements may be imposed by state regulatory agencies.

 

Always read and follow label directions.

 

Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF.

 

About BASF’s Crop Protection division

 

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s Crop Protection division works with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to support customers in making their businesses succeed. In 2016, BASF’s Crop Protection division generated sales of €5.6 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.agriculture.basf.com or on any of our social media channels.

 

About BASF

 

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 five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 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.

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