Clearfield Production Systems help you get the toughest grasses and broadleaf weeds out of your fields and off your mind — protecting your return on investment in comparison to traditionally grown crops. Clearfield Production Systems deliver efficient, long-lasting weed control, crop quality and global market acceptance. From seed to harvest, you’ll have the power to get the most out of every acre.
Clearfield® Production Systems
Clearfield Production Systems Maximize ROI
It’s no secret that in order to increase yields and profits, you have to eliminate weed competition in your field and in your grain. With Clearfield® Production Systems, you can do just that. High-quality seed varieties and excellent residual weed control produce crops that reward you at the elevator with less dockage and higher yield quality.
Crop Innovation From the Name Growers Trust
Clearfield Production Systems are one of only a few herbicide-tolerant systems recognized as nontransgenic by international authorities. This provides farmers with an effective agronomic tool along with the global market acceptance they want. BASF has established relationships with numerous seed companies throughout the United States who support Clearfield Production Systems and who offer an unmatched selection of crop varieties and hybrids to meet local grower needs. Simply put, Clearfield Production Systems provide the clearest route to high-yielding, high-quality and ultimately, more profitable crops.
The Clearfield Commitment to Stewardship
BASF is committed to delivering a top-quality Clearfield Production System that helps deliver maximum yield potential and remains effective for the long term. Stewardship guidelines exist for both the seed and chemistry, ensuring high seed quality and purity, as well as adequate crop tolerance to Beyond® herbicide.
Seed increase fields (foundation, registered and certified) are grown following strict guidelines to ensure that fields are free of noxious weeds and “off-type” crops. Therefore, the Clearfield Stewardship Agreement stipulates that growers must purchase new seed (registered or certified) every year from an authorized Clearfield seed retailer.
Chemistry stewardship is equally important. There are key agronomic practices that need to be followed for all Clearfield crops.
- Utilize crop rotation.
- Use herbicides with different modes of action. Do not solely rely on ALS-inhibiting herbicides, such as Beyond herbicide, for no more than two out of four years, unless other weed-control practices are implemented on target weed species.
- Properly manage weeds in crop-fallow rotation.
- Properly control volunteer Clearfield plants.
The Clearfield Production System for rice gives you the power to control red rice and other tough grasses with simplicity and convenience. Effective weed control can translate into increased yields, cleaner grain at harvest and a strong return on investment.
How The Clearfield Production System for Rice Works
Clearfield rice seed is a nontransgenic, nongenetically modified crop technology for rice production developed with traditional plant-breeding techniques. It is tolerant to Newpath® herbicide, Clearpath™ herbicide and Beyond® herbicide.
To preserve the long-term efficacy of the Clearfield rice technology, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Clearfield rice producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.
When used in a planned sequential program, the Clearfield Production System for rice provides the broadest-spectrum control of some of the toughest rice weeds, including red rice, barnyardgrass, broadleaf signalgrass, eclipta, hemp sesbania, northern joint vetch and many more.
Clearfield rice producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.
Step up to the performance of the Clearfield Production System for sunflowers. Powered by Beyond® herbicide, Clearfield can take your sunflower production to the next level of weed-control performance in the field and improve your bottom line. Clearfield is the only complete herbicide-tolerant sunflower system offering residual grass and broadleaf weed control.
How The Clearfield Production System for Sunflowers
WorksThe Clearfield Production System for sunflowers provides growers with new technology that delivers broad-spectrum residual grass and broadleaf weed control, including ACCase resistant weeds. The Clearfield system combines high-yielding sunflower hybrids from leading seed companies with Beyond herbicide for superior postemergence weed control in no-till, minimum or conventional-tillage systems.
To preserve the long-term efficacy of the Clearfield sunflower technology, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Clearfield sunflower producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.
To help maximize your wheat yield, rely on the proven performance of the Clearfield® Plus Production System for wheat. The system combines high-yielding wheat varieties with a broad-spectrum herbicide that delivers exceptional weed control, so that you can be confident you will grow your best wheat crop.
How The Clearfield Plus Production System for Wheat
WorksDeveloped through conventional breeding techniques, the Clearfield Plus Production System for wheat utilizes two-gene technology for improved crop safety. When paired with Beyond® herbicide and performance-enhancing methylated seed oil, you can better manage some of the toughest weeds in your fields, such as downy brome/cheatgrass, jointed goatgrass and feral rye.
Features and benefits of the Clearfield Plus Production System for wheat:
- Provides broad-spectrum grass and broadleaf weed control, resulting in cleaner fields and greater yields
- Reduces dockage due to presence of weed seed in the harvested grain
- Reduces the potential for grain discounts by helping manage feral rye, leading to a lower percentage of foreign matter in the grain
- Helps manage contrasting wheat classes (non-Clearfield) in wheat field
To preserve the long-term efficacy of the Clearfield Plus Production System for wheat, certain stewardship practices must be followed. Wheat producers are asked to help protect and prolong the usefulness of this technology by following specific requirements and recommendations to help prevent weed resistance.
In addition to the Clearfield Plus Production System for wheat, BASF offers innovative seed treatments, herbicides and fungicides, allowing wheat growers to customize a high-yielding program for their individual fields.
The answer is clear. In order to increase profits and yields, you have to eliminate weed competition in the field and at harvest. By choosing the Clearfield® Production System, you’re a big step closer to maximizing your returns and getting the most out of every acre.
How The Clearfield Production System for Lentils and Corn Works
The Clearfield Production System for lentils and corn lets you forget about weeds and focus on yield. By combining nongenetically modified, herbicide-tolerant and high-yielding seed from leading seed companies with Beyond® herbicide for effective, long lasting residual control of grasses and broadleaf weeds, Clearfield provides unparalleled crop safety. The result is a higher yield potential and an easier harvest, enabling you to get the most out of every acre.
Features and benefits of the Clearfield Production System for lentils and corn:
- Long-lasting residual control
- Bred by leading scientists for top performance in regional growing conditions
- Certified genetically pure seeds that offer better yield potential than bin-run seed for greater yield potential and harvestability
Attention to stewardship is essential to preserve the long-term benefits of Clearfield Production System technology. To fully benefit from the enhanced plant-breeding methods, superior varieties and weed control of the Clearfield Production System for lentils and corn, it is vital to uphold the Clearfield stewardship practices.
The Provisia™ Rice System is an excellent rotation partner for the Clearfield® Production System. A three-year rotation of these system and soybeans helps control tough weeds, manage resistance and cleans up fields to drive yields year after year.
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