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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 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.

    Image of potato

    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.

    Potato flower.

    Fight the blight

    Plan early by adding a fungicide to a potato disease management plan. Many factors can threaten not only the quality but also the survival of a potato grower’s crop. A prime example is early blight disease.

    Treated corn versus nontreated corn.

    Going beyond disease control

    Why fungicides should be in a corn grower’s crop protection plan. With seeds in the ground, corn growers’ crop protection plans are just leaving the gate as they officially embark on a new growing season. 

    A screen grab of the Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool.

    To spray, or not to spray?

    BASF’s new spray tool helps take the guesswork out of on-target applications. When it comes to applying dicamba, the list of questions is even longer. To help applicators make on-target Engenia Herbicide applications this season, BASF recently launched its latest free tool — the Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool.

    Person holding purple treated seeds.

    The dust-off concern

    Decreasing dust-off helps to reduce health risks, improve the environment and increase yield potential. With the increased use of seed treatments, concerns regarding dust-off has risen to the forefront for the agriculture industry.