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    Farming & Crop Protection Stories From The Field

    Stories From The Field

      BASF representatives work with growers and retailers to challenge the potential of his or her business. Stories from the Field highlights the voices of our customers and the agriculture community.

    A woman and man examining a corn field.

    Seed quality put to the test

    Seed quality is an issue all soybean growers and seed companies will face this year. Growers should double-check germination rates on their seed and consult their seed advisors.

    Engenia® label updates for 2019

    To ensure a reliable and on-target application, it's important for growers to take a moment to review the Engenia herbicide label updates for 2019 before their sprayers hit the fields.

    A woman and man examine a field for wireworms.

    Creating a pollinator habitat

    Planting flowers is only one component of creating a pollinator-friendly habitat. Pollinators like birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and beetles also need habitats with food, shelter and water resources.

    Corn field.

    Strong program for powdery mildew

    As soon as there is a shoot growth and a decent amount of leaf tissue, growers should start their powdery mildew disease management prorams and spray until veraison.

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    The tools you need to beat early blight

    When such a high risk is associated with uncontrolled early blight, growers should take a proactive approach by planning early and considering fungicides as a part of their disease management plan.

    Diseased leaves.

    Hurdles at every stage of wheat growth

    Growers are taking a critical eye to their plant's development at every stage of growth and looking for useful tips, inputs and management practices that can make all the difference.

    Grills family talks with Scott Kay.

    Commodity Classic Scholarships

    BASF partnered with organizations to provide a total of $20,000 in scholarships at the 2019 Commodity Classic tradeshow to exceptional students who aim to pursue careers in agriculture.

    Participate in the #MonarchChallenge

    BASF is inviting farmers and farm families to sign up for the Living Acres #MonarchChallenge, a BASF biodiversity initiative to increase the monarch butterfly population by planting milkweed.

    Inoculate and protect soybean seed

    Every plant thrives on energy to be productive, but a plant's roots are the power source, fueling a strong crop. Vault® IP Plus seed treatment gives seeds a strong start, along with disease protection.

    Field of rice at sunrise.

    Five new cottonseed varieties

    Whether it's weeds, insects, or planting conditions, cotton growers must overcome incredible challenges each year. BASF announced the advancement of five new cotton varieties for 2019.