Something we never want to hear in late August or early September is the F word. No not that one. Frost. Unfortunately, it usually happens somewhere, and this year is no different. Topography, duration and other factors determine how bad the damage is, particuraly in a frost-sensitive crop like canola. Evaluating frost damage takes a… Read More

When it comes to getting ready to combine soybeans and applying a pre-harvest burndown to your crop, there are two parts to the conversation — desiccation and weed control. There are some important things to know about each part and in this episode of Soybean School, Bernard Tobin is here to cover both of them,… Read More

If you applied a pre-emergent herbicide before planting your corn and didn’t get the moisture to activate it, don’t despair and don’t feel like you’ve thrown some money down the drain. You still get weed control during that critical weed-free period, says Rob Miller, technical development manager with BASF. As you can see in this… Read More

Streaky field patterns usually come down to one thing: sprayer trouble. At the latest Farming Smarter Field School, one of the demonstrations provided a look at how active a herbicide can be at very low concentrations, due to varying thoroughness of sprayer tank clean-out. Kara Oosterhuis caught up with Mark Oostlander, herbicide lead with BASF,… Read More

In-crop herbicide application season can be a busy time, and there are many factors to consider to make your herbicide application efficient. Technical marketing specialist of herbicides with BASF, Andrew Reid, talks herbicide efficacy with RealAgriculture’s Kara Oosterhuis in this episode of Pulse School. Before you jump in the sprayer there are a few questions… Read More

Before any crops go in the ground, many producers are already thinking, “How can I make my harvest go smoothly?” When it comes to growing pulse crops — especially peas and lentils — one of the ways you can get ahead is by land rolling. This is done to ensure uniformity in the field, by… Read More

After a turbulent growing season, good weather finally has Ontario’s soybean crop maturing quickly and speeding toward harvest. Soybeans are loving the September conditions, says BASF business representative Ken Currah, as they’re starting to ripen and mature. For many growers that means it’s time to consider pre-harvest burndown to either even up the crop moisture… Read More

With consolidation, mergers, and change at the agri-business level comes adaptation and change at the grower level, too. For BASF, a company that has taken on major brands, such as Invigor and Liberty, stemming from the Bayer/Monsanto deal, sorting out the logistics of getting an expanded product portfolio to growers has been a significant undertaking…. Read More

BASF has retooled how it moves its products to customers and plans to launch the direct-to-retail model in full for the 2020 growing season. Called RetailConnect, the distribution model for seed and crop protection products will work directly with independent retailers across Western Canada. The full roll-out follows what BASF calls successful piloting of RetailConnect… Read More

 

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