Tag: BASF Canada

Soybean School: How New Dicamba Performs in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend

Soybean growers will get their first opportunity to grow Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in 2017. They’ll also get to see how Engenia, BASF’s new dicamba formulation, performs with the new seed technology. In this episode of Real Agriculture’s Soybean School, we travel to BASF’s research farm at Maryhill, Ont., to check out Engenia Roundup… Read more »

Soybean School: How Dry is Too Dry for Residual Weed Control?

Dry conditions can be tough on soybean residual herbicides, but with a little rain, they’re up to the task, says BASF field biologist Rob Miller. He concedes that in a dry year like 2016 in Ontario, residuals can be less effective, “but you’re still seeing the value of residual weed control, especially with burndown. Even… Read more »

Canola Straight Cutting is the Focus of BASF Webinar Hosted by Shaun Haney

Canola growers across Western Canada are continually searching for ways to raise yields in the most efficient manner.  Growers continue to push to achieve this objective and will even develop production techniques that many people thought was impossible a relatively short time ago. Apparently interest in straight cutting is definitely growing. According to last years… Read more »

Armezon Herbicide Made Available for Corn in Western Canada

Corn growers in Western Canada have another option for post-emergent weed control. BASF Canada has announced it’s making Armezon herbicide available for corn on the prairies. Armezon contains a group 27 active ingredient for controlling weeds like wild mustard, barnyard grass and green foxtail. Volunteer canola has recently been added to the label and BASF has… Read more »

Tight Margins Ahead: Do you Pencil in a Fungicide or Not?

Plant disease is a somewhat different beast than other crop pests, in that your best offense is a solid defense. It’s rare that any fungicide available to you has any curative effect — the best you can do is slow down development of a disease, once established. Under the heading of ‘better to have it… Read more »

Ed Seidle Named Pulse Promoter of the Year for 2014

The Pulse Promoter of the Year is an award given annually to celebrate the contributions of an individual in Canada’s pulse industry. On Monday, at Saskatoon’s CropSphere, the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) and BASF Canada announced Ed Seidle as the 2014 recipient. “With more than 60 years of successful pedigreed seed production and 25 years of crop… Read more »

Compass Grower, a New Web-Based Farm Management Tool Launched

On November 5, at Agri-Trade Expo, BASF announced the release of Compass Grower, a new web-based farm management tool. The tool was developed by Affinitiy Management Ltd., a partner of Microsoft, and is intended to fully integrate all aspects of farming in their accounting platform, which combines crop, financial and grain marketing management data. With… Read more »

BASF’s ERAGON Supported for Use as Harvest Aid For Soybeans and Dry Beans

BASF recently announced it supports the use of ERAGON herbicide as a pre-harvest application on dry beans and soybeans for the 2014 growing season. Maximum residue limits (MRLs) for ERAGON as a harvest aid and desiccant have been established for the European Union for soybeans and dry beans, the company says in a press release…. Read more »

BASF Announces Priaxor Label Expansion

BASF Canada announced this week a major label expansion for PRIAXOR fungicide. For 2015, farmers will have access to PRIAXOR for use on canola, pulses, corn, soybeans and flax. PRIAXOR combines Group 11 pyraclostrobin with Xemium, a Group 7 SDHI fungicide, providing multi-mode of action resistance management benefits in one population. PRIAXOR is the latest… Read more »

Recommended Burn-Off Gets Hotter with Incentive from BASF & Monsanto

A broad-spectrum, multi-mode of action tank-mix is one way to manage herbicide resistance. BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada have teamed up to recommend tank-mixing Roundup Transorb HC or Roundup Ultra2 herbicide with Heat or Distinct herbicide. The companies have sweetened the deal by offering a $0.50 per acre discount when farmers purchase either of the… Read more »

Get Down & Take a Closer Look at Fall Weed Pressure

A clean start at planting can mean a fall herbicide application, even well into October if conditions are right. Fall weed control is the equivalent of a pre-plant burn-off for winter wheat, for one, but it’s also the best time to get a hold of several weeds, including perennials like dandelion and constantly germinating Canada… Read more »