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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.

    Don't get lazy with lesions

    The potato growing season is well underway, and as temperatures cool and moisture increases, late blight becomes more of a threat. If growers don’t act proactively, damage from the disease can be severe.

    Five tips to keep in mind for dicamba applications

    With planting complete, dicamba applications are winding down. However, applicators making their last sprays should still keep in mind the importance of proper stewardship and following the application checklist.

    Reduce stress and forget the rest

    From planting to harvest, growing acres of corn can be taxing when considering all the unpredictable factors. Heading into the growing season, one unknown factor is weather.

    Corn field.

    What's with "Knee-high by the Fourth of July"?

    Farmers across the United States celebrated the Fourth in the same spirit as generations before them. When they looked to their crops, did they see the same knee-high cornstalks as their predecessors?

    A woman and man examine a field for wireworms.

    When temperatures rise, so do wireworms

    As temperatures rise and soil moisture increases, wireworms move upward toward the soil’s surface. Growers should be prepared for the resilient pests that eat almost anything: decomposing plant material, seeds and germinating seedlings.

    Field of rice at sunrise.

    Innovative rotation system provides new option for battling resistance

    With the continued use of the Clearfield® Production System over the past 15 years, rice growers have experienced increased issues with resistant weeds. 

    Grills family talks with Scott Kay.

    Tennessee farm family strives to leave a lasting impression

    In agriculture, we hear the phrase “family farm” or “multi-generational farming” or “third- generation operation” a lot. Some may even argue that the phrase is starting to become commonplace.

    A woman and man examining a corn field.

    Six facts to arm yourself against northern corn leaf blight

    Planting delays are occurring across the Midwest this year, and many growers are hoping to quickly get the season back on track. With the unusual weather having a potential impact on yield, it’s important for growers to plan for and prevent issues they know may cause possible yield loss.

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    Bust through black dot

    Most farmers don’t discuss black dot as regularly as other diseases, such as white mold or early blight; however, black dot is a menace to many farmers. With its extended latent period, black dot can have a detrimental impact on farmers’ yield and potato quality.

    Diseased leaves.

    When it comes to target spot, if you wait it’s too late

    Best practices for combating an encroaching foliar disease. Target spot fungus has become a “when” instead of an “if” for Delta and Southeast soybean and cotton growers. The disease has hit growers hard the past four years, and there’s no reason to suspect 2018 will be any different.