Top three things from BASF at Farm Progress Show

From dicamba to seed treatments, here is everything you need to know

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer for most across the Midwest, but it also marks the end of another Farm Progress Show. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and chat with BASF in Boone this year, here are the top three topics discussed

 

1.     Growers are experiencing positive results with dicamba technology

 

Scott Kay, Vice President of Agricultural Solutions North America division, was joined by growers Steve Anderson and Scott Dauk to learn about their experiences with Engenia® herbicide over the last two years.

 

“Anyone that knows me knows that I’m a pretty open-minded guy,” shared Anderson. “If something continues to be successful, it usually takes over the farm. I went into this spring knowing that dicamba was going to be part of the mix. The previous year we were half and half beans with dicamba tolerance and those without, and this year we went all in on it because my experience last year was really good.”

 

“My plan was if I’m going to do it, I’m going to go 100 percent into it. So, two years ago I decided we’ll go all Xtend beans,” shared Dauk. “I got the right nozzles from BASF, and if you follow the label you should have no problems with it.”

 

2.     BASF launches Credenz® LibertyLink® GT27™

 

Jody Wynia, BASF Product Manager for Traits, joined the team at the BASF Media Tent to talk about the launch of Credenz LibertyLink GT27, the first soybean technology with herbicide tolerance to both Liberty® herbicide and glyphosate.

 

“With the flexibility to use Liberty and glyphosate, growers can choose the right post-emergence weed control program to match their in-season needs,” said Wynia.

 

3.     Expanded seed treatment portfolio provides greater yield protection for corn and soybean growers

 

Over the last year, Poncho®/VOTiVO® 2.0 seed treatment has been tested by corn growers across the Midwest, and now it’s available to growers across the country for the 2019 growing season.

 

“This seed treatment protects against insects such as nematodes, with the addition of an innovative biological that enhances the microbial activity around the plant root,” said Kerry Grossweiler, BASF Seed Solutions Product Manager. “The result is more food for native soil microbes, which leads to greater nutrient availability and uptake for the plant.”

 

Another product added to the BASF seed treatment portfolio is ILeVO® seed treatment. This product offers effective protection against sudden death syndrome (SDS) and soybean cyst nematode (SCN), two of the top pests in soybean production.

 

“ILeVO provides yield potential protection from SDS as well as nematodes throughout the growing season,” said Jeremiah Mullock, BASF Product Development Manager. “SDS is a disease that we can’t always predict the severity of later on in the season, but it’s important to pair that tolerant SDS variety with ILeVO seed treatment, which has that direct efficacy against the disease early on in the season.”

 

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Always read and follow label directions.

 

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

 

Credenz, Engenia, ILeVO, Liberty, LibertyLink, Poncho and VOTiVO and are registered trademarks of BASF. GT27 is a 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.

 

About BASF

 

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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