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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.

    BASF panel speaking.

    Stop pests to stop crop loss

    BASF discusses the insecticide landscape at the Science Behind Insect Control media event. To shed some light on the current insecticide landscape, BASF hosted the 2018 Science Behind Insect Control media event during the 2018 Commodity Classic trade show.

    Field of wheat.

    Five tips for taking wheat yields from average to optimal

    From planting to harvest: Tips to optimize wheat yield potential. Paula Halabicki, BASF Technical Marketing Manager, shares key insights about how to improve wheat yield this season.

    Planting a milkweed seedling.

    A checklist the monarchs will thank you for following

    From 2015 to 2016, the World Wildlife Fund estimated approximately 2.5 million acres of grasslands were lost in the United States. Within these grasslands, pollinator habitats have been on the decline, including the main food source for monarch butterflies: milkweed.

    Spray nozzle applying pesticides.

    Six steps for spraying success

    Before putting the planter into the field, put these best practices into action. As planting season migrates north, growers across the Corn Belt are hitting the field in their sprayers to get the season off to a clean start. Technical experts at BASF created a list that applicators should keep in mind.

    Field of soybeans

    Mark your calendars for June 21

    The importance of the longest day of the year for soybeans. As we welcomed the first day of spring, planting became a top priority for soybean growers. Before the season changes again on June 21, it is vital for growers to understand the importance of sunlight.

    FFA Week image of Alice Harris then and now.

    Students with a passion for ag receive BASF scholarships

    BASF is dedicated to helping passionate students who have a desire to advance the agriculture industry. To aid these committed ag students in their endeavors, BASF awarded scholarships during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California.

    Monarch butterfly

    WANTED: Farm families to help preserve monarch habitats

    Farm families can sign up now for the 2018 BASF Living Acres Monarch Challenge. As the monarch butterflies in Mexico prepare to head north this spring, BASF is encouraging farm families to participate in the second year of its Living Acres Monarch Challenge.

    Soy field

    Dicamba stewardship resources in the palm of your hand

    By the spring, thousands of growers and applicators who plan to use dicamba or auxin-specific products like Engenia® herbicide this growing season will have take attended the required dicamba or auxin-specific trainings throughout the country.


    The future of ag is recognized at Commodity Classic

    To help keep pace with the growing interest in agriculture and natural resources, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has projected that “between 2015 and 2020, there will be an annual average of 57,900 jobs available for college graduates in this field.”

    FFA Week picture of Alice Harris then and now

    FFA Week

    In honor of National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Week (Feb. 17-24), we’re putting the spotlight on four BASF employees who are proud FFA alumni. Learn about their FFA experiences and why the organization continues to be so important to them and the future of agriculture.