Tag: BASF

Episode 3: The Straight Cutting Experience from BASF

Take control back at harvest. Despite being new to straight cutting, Mark and Matt Ferguson have already seen a lot of progress. After trying the practice with a shatter-resistant variety on a small number of acres, they gained the confidence to expand to a larger number of acres. Find out how the Ferguson’s use straight… Read more »

Episode 2: The Straight Cutting Experience from BASF

Five steps. Unlimited opportunities. Straight cutting has been a part of Kris and Bernie Klammer’s operation since the 80’s. And it’s clear why. After seeing success over several years, they decided to straight cut 100% of their acres in 2016 and plan to do the same in 2017. Hear their valuable advice on fertility, pre-harvest… Read more »

Soybean School: Should you plant now and spray later?

With fields drying out and warming up soybean planting is moving full steam ahead in Ontario. In many cases the spring conditions are dictating that farmers take a ‘plant now, spray later’ approach. It’s an obvious choice, but the challenge for many is how to manage fast-growing, large weeds that can quickly take a bite out… Read more »

BASF presents: The Straight Cutting Experience

Listen as canola growers and industry experts from across Western Canada discuss their straight cutting experiences and tips in this five-part podcast series presented by BASF. You won’t want to miss it. In episode 1 we’ll hear from Lee Erikson of Alberta. Since taking a stab at straight cutting almost 30 years ago, Lee was… Read more »

BASF Buys Data Company ZedX

Expanding its capacity in collecting and modeling agronomic information, BASF has announced it’s acquiring ZedX Inc. The Pennsylvania-based company specializes in developing  weather, crop, and pest models that rapidly translate data into agronomic insight, which can be used for decisions on spray timing, for example. “Growers are embracing cutting-edge technology and tools that can help them… Read more »

Soybean School: Keeping Dicamba Application On Target

Growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant this spring to ensure dicamba herbicide hits targeted, glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans — and then stays put. In Part One of our series on dicamba stewardship, Real Agriculture’s Bernard Tobin and BASF Canada technical development manager Rob Miller discussed how a pre-plant application is the best strategy… Read more »

Soybean School: Pre-plant Application Best Strategy for Dicamba Tolerant Technology

In Canada, hundreds of thousands of acres will be planted to dicamba- and glyphosate-tolerant Xtend soybeans this spring. That means growers and custom applicators will need to be vigilant in their stewardship efforts to ensure dicamba herbicide hits the target when sprayed and stays put. See Related: EU Approves Imports of New Soybean Genetics In… Read more »

The Canola Acre Cage Match: Liberty Link vs Roundup Ready vs Clearfield

In Western Canada, we have few acre battles that get much attention, but one that intrigues our editorial staff every year is the battle of the canola herbicide tolerance trait race. It really is a three-way cage match that has swings in advantage every year. All three systems have unique characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. So here… Read more »

Inside the BASF Product Pipeline

BASF has been producing agricultural chemicals for 100 years and its 50-year-old dicamba active is now the new kid on the herbicide block. With the emergence of Engenia herbicide, a new dicamba formulation targeted to Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean seed technology, the crop protection company is touting a product pipeline with a little ‘old’… 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 »

Pulse School: Maintain the Upper Hand on Diseases — Preventing Fungicide Resistance

There have been no confirmed cases of fungicide resistance in pulse crop diseases in Western Canada, and the industry wants to keep it that way. “It’s something we want to take a proactive approach on and make sure we don’t develop those issues we’re seeing in some of the southern States with corn and soybean… Read more »

Pulse School: Diseases, Root Rots and Wet Conditions

Ample moisture availability, combined with the price incentive to move to tighter pulse crop rotations, has resulted in high disease pressure for many of this year’s pea and lentil acres. The crop is also well-advanced in many areas, with most acres seeded before the second week of May, notes Allison Friesen of BASF in this Pulse… Read more »

If Monsanto is Purchased by Bayer or BASF, What Are the Implications?

In March, Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant stated that his global seed and trait company was going to focus on research and development instead of a agri-business mega merger. Even if that was his intent, the talk of a possible merger or acquisition didn’t go away for long. This week Reuters and Bloomberg have been aflutter with… Read more »

Soybean School: Understanding Dicamba Tolerance as a Weed Management Tool

Soybean growers could soon have access to a new tool for weed control as plans are in place to introduce varieties that are tolerant to both dicamba and glyphosate to North America in the next year or two. Dicamba tolerance will be valuable in giving farmers the ability to use multiple modes of action for weed control, particularly in… Read more »

Pulse School: Disease Control in a Dry Year

Pulse growers have some decisions to make regarding fungicide applications this summer. On one hand, dry conditions generally translate into lower disease pressure, but on the other hand, peas and lentils are in relatively good shape compared to some other crops affected by the dryness across much of Western Canada. Add the fact they’re selling for decent prices, and they might… Read more »