Press Releases

Nov. 16, 2017
BASF reports end of season dicamba results

In a recent survey, 400 soybean and cotton growers across the country said the newest BASF technology, Engenia® herbicide, designed to battle tough weeds for dicamba tolerant (DT) crops, provided them with cleaner fields in the 2017 growing season.

Nov. 14, 2017
BASF-sponsored National Wheat Yield Contest announces 2017 winners

Winners of the BASF-sponsored National Wheat Yield Contest were recently announced and recognized for producing top yields. BASF is a founding sponsor of the National Wheat Foundation contest, now in its second year, which highlights remarkable yields from wheat growers across the country.

Nov. 06, 2017
BASF launches new Stamina F4 Cereals fungicide seed treatment

BASF’s new Stamina F4® Cereals fungicide received registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Growers can now take advantage of the new seed treatment fungicide for more consistent and improved emergence, enhanced seedling vigor above and below ground, heightened ability to manage exposure to cold conditions, and disease control.

Oct. 30, 2017
BASF launches Zidua SC herbicide as new tool for growers against resistant weeds

Corn, soybean and wheat growers in the U.S. have a new solution against resistant weeds — BASF’s Zidua® SC (Suspension Concentrate) herbicide. Zidua SC herbicide offers the same long-lasting weed control as Zidua herbicide, but in an improved SC liquid formulation.

Oct. 13, 2017
BASF signs agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses

Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 13, 2017 – BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses. Bayer intends to divest these assets in the context of its planned acquisition of Monsanto.

Sep. 21, 2017
Statement to the Arkansas State Plant Board

Arkansas farmers have been battling yield-impacting pigweed for years. The invasive weed has become resistant to older technology. Soybean and cotton fields across Arkansas were being choked out by pigweed. That started changing this year. With new dicamba tolerant (DT) technology, farmers can once again control pigweed. The result: cleaner fields and greater yields.

Sep. 14, 2017
BASF donates $75,000 to Feeding America’s National Produce Program

BASF will join the fight against hunger with a $75,000 donation to Feeding America’s National Produce Program. In addition, the company’s North American Crop Protection employees in the U.S. will host a virtual food drive throughout the month of September to support local food banks during Hunger Action Month.

Sep. 07, 2017
BASF Statement on Arkansas Dicamba Task Force Recommendation

Arkansas farmers have been battling yield-impacting pigweed for years. The invasive weed has become resistant to older technology. Soybean and cotton fields across Arkansas were being choked out by pigweed. That started changing this year. With new dicamba tolerant (DT) technology, farmers can once again control pigweed. The result: cleaner fields and greater yields.

Aug. 24, 2017
BASF expands biological inoculants production for agricultural markets

SASKATOON, CANADA, August 24, 2017 – BASF announced the expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Saskatoon for biological inoculants production.

Aug. 21, 2017
BASF submits new Revysol fungicide for North American registration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 21, 2017 – BASF submitted the regulatory dossier for its newest active ingredient Revysol® fungicide to registration authorities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Revysol fungicide will be available in customized formulations to provide growers with a high-performing disease control solution to help maximize yield potential and quality. Pending regulatory approval, Revysol fungicide will be introduced to the North American market for the 2020 growing season.

Jul. 19, 2017
Working Together

Every single day, BASF field reps hop in their trucks, drive down dusty or muddy roads and talk to growers. It’s nothing new. We’re proud to say we have 400 reps in the field at any given time—from coast to coast. Why? Because we want every farmer who buys BASF products to have access to a “real” person who can help them get the most out of our products and ultimately have the best impact on their yield.

Jul. 17, 2017
BASF strengthens digital farming portfolio with ZedX acquisition

BASF has signed an agreement to acquire ZedX Inc., a leader in the development of digital agricultural intelligence.

Jul. 10, 2017
Our view on dicamba restrictions in Arkansas and Missouri

By nature and tradition, growers are highly skilled at adapting to changing conditions that threaten their livelihood. Season after season, they look for ways to improve their operations and ensure the well-being of their families and the communities they serve. One of the biggest challenges facing farmers today is keeping new strains of weeds from limiting their yields. Until this year, they did not have an effective technology to help them control this problem. 

May. 01, 2017
CHS Inc. accepts the BASF Monarch Challenge

CHS Inc., the nationa's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, gave flight today to its commitment behind the Living Acres Monarch Challenge.

Sep. 06, 2016
Strong investments in innovations and robust portfolio drive BASF Crop Protection business growth

Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 6 – “We are in a strong position to offer our customers solutions to meet their specific demands,” said Markus Heldt, President, BASF’s Crop Protection division, at today’s press conference held in Ludwigshafen. “Our portfolio, pipeline, ability to move fast and to understand farmers’ needs give us a solid competitive position. The agrochemical market is evolving and we are actively pursuing opportunities arising from ongoing merger efforts to increase our footprint and value offer,” stated Heldt. At the event, the company highlighted its latest innovations for farmers and its strategy for future growth while also discussing the current transformations and challenges in agriculture.

Mar. 03, 2016
BASF launches Maglis, a new online platform to help farmers improve crop management

Limburgerhof, Germany – March 3, 2016 – Today, BASF has launched MaglisTM, an online agricultural platform set to become a key partner in helping farmers manage their crops. With the platform, farmers will be able to gather, interpret, and monitor a range of crop-related data that will support them in making better decisions on how to grow and market their crops. The launch took place at the Commodity Classic agricultural convention and trade show, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Mar. 03, 2016
BASF launches MaglisTM, a new online platform to help farmers improve crop management

NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2016 – BASF today announced the global launch of MaglisTM, an online agricultural platform designed to help farmers manage crops more effectively and efficiently. Connecting technology, data and people, Maglis allows farmers to gather, interpret and monitor a range of crop-related data that helps them make better agronomic decisions.

Mar. 03, 2016
BASF and commodity associations present agriculture scholarships for 10th consecutive year

NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2016 – BASF, the American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) presented scholarships to future leaders who share a passion and motivation for advancing the industry at the 2016 Commodity Classic tradeshow in New Orleans. The scholarships assist promising individuals with their future agriculture academic endeavors.

Mar. 02, 2016
Living Acres research finds best practices for establishing milkweed on-farm

NEW ORLEANS, March 2, 2016 -- BASF today announced first-year findings from Living Acres, a biodiversity research initiative focused on helping increase the iconic monarch butterfly population through establishing milkweed in non-crop areas. The research, conducted on the BASF Research Farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina, provides best practices for establishing and maintaining the plants in non-production areas.

Feb. 26, 2016
BASF Crop Protection pipeline valued at €3 billion

Limburgerhof, Germany – February 26, 2016 – BASF now projects its crop protection pipeline to achieve peak sales of €3 billion for products launched between 2015 and 2025. Following its strategy to bring comprehensive solutions to farmers, the company will launch new products for all crop protection indications in row and specialty crops. This promising pipeline is the result of continuous investments in research and development. In 2015 alone, BASF spent €514 million on R&D in the Crop Protection division.

Nov. 16, 2015
Living Acres research initiative underway to support biodiversity

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 16, 2015 – BASF recently introduced Living Acres, a research initiative focused on improving monarch butterfly habitats in high-production agriculture. The research initiative, which started at the BASF Research Farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina, works to help farmers and other land owners increase biodiversity and develop best practices for establishing and maintaining milkweed plants in non-cropland areas.

Nov. 04, 2015
Armezon® PRO herbicide from BASF receives registration for use on all corn types

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., November 4, 2015 – Armezon® PRO herbicide provides long-lasting residual control of emerged grass and broadleaf weeds. The BASF product has received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on all corn types.

Aug. 06, 2015
Obvius® fungicide seed treatment from BASF receives registration

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., August 6, 2015 – Obvius® fungicide seed treatment from BASF received full Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on pulse, podded vegetables and canola. State registrations are forthcoming.

Jun. 16, 2015
BASF creates chemistry with stakeholders to tackle the challenges of sustainable food in Chicago

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, June 23, 2015 – BASF is hosting a Science Symposium in Chicago to address one of the world’s pressing future challenges: sustainable food. Under the banner of “Sustainable Food Chain – From Farm to Table,” eminent scientists, academics, and thought leaders from a variety of disciplines are meeting to discuss how food production can be more sustainable along the complete supply chain necessary to feed a growing world population. The symposium is part of a co-creation program marking BASF’s 150th anniversary.

Jun. 02, 2015
Nealta® miticide receives registration in California

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, June 2, 2015 – Nealta® miticide from BASF has received registration for use in California. Nealta miticide delivers long-lasting control of spider mites at all life stages through a unique mode of action. It is labeled for use on tree nut (including almonds and pistachios), grape, strawberry, citrus, tomato, apple and pear crops.

May. 29, 2015
BASF opens new Agricultural Research Station in Pune, India

PUNE, INDIA AND RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 29, 2015 – Today, BASF opened a new Agricultural Research Station in Loni Kand, Pune, India. This new research and development (R&D) center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go beyond classical crop protection. The facility will employ new experts, including biologists, farm managers, and workers.

May. 26, 2015
BASF sponsors space farming research project to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY AND RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 26, 2015 – Is it possible to produce large quantities of high quality vegetables on a space station, about 320 kilometers away from earth? To answer this question, three twelfth-grade students from the agricultural program at the Edith Stein School in Ravensburg, Germany, set up a research project to examine how crops can be cultivated in the microgravity of space. The research trial is scheduled for take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) by the end of 2015, and will have the scientific and financial sponsorship of BASF.

Apr. 30, 2015
Grain quality issues indicate a need for proactive solutions

As seen in recent trends, improving grain quality is an ongoing challenge facing wheat growers around the world. As the industry leader in wheat fungicides, BASF is committed to providing solutions that help prevent this rising issue by ensuring peak grain quality can be achieved before storage.

Apr. 07, 2015
California approves the Supplemental Label registration of BASF’s Pageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicide

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 7 2015 — BASF has announced that the State of California has approved the Supplemental Label registration of Pageant® Intrinsic® brand fungicide for disease control in the commercial production of greenhouse grown tomatoes and tomato transplants for the home consumer market.  Pageant Intrinsic brand fungicide is readily recognized by growers of greenhouse and nursery ornamental crops for its strength to control the broadest range of plant diseases.

Mar. 10, 2015
BASF’s Merivon® fungicide provides significant disease control and Advanced Plant Health benefits for almonds at full bloom

New research from BASF showcases the disease control and Advanced Plant Health benefits of Merivon® fungicide. Merivon fungicide received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for use on almonds in 2014.This is the first full season the product is available for almond growers in California.

Mar. 05, 2015
BASF gathers stakeholders from the entire value chain to discuss future of food

As part of the co-creation activities that landmark its 150th anniversary year, BASF hosted a two-day Creator SpaceTM jamming event in Washington, D.C. to discuss the “future of food.” This event brought together more than 30 stakeholders from the entire food value chain including farmers, academics, food manufacturers and logistic companies. The attendees discussed long-term challenges and far-future trends that may impact the food value chain in the years to come.

Feb. 25, 2015
BASF focuses on the promise of a sustainable future in crop protection

2015 marks the 150th anniversary of BASF and BASF Crop Protection kicked off the anniversary year in the U.S. with the 9th annual media symposium, the Science Behind the Right Chemistry, at Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Feb. 04, 2015
Iteris Enters into Precision Ag Weather Agreement with BASF

SANTA ANA, Calif., and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 4, 2015 – Iteris, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITI), a leader in providing intelligent traffic management and weather information solutions, announced that BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, has entered into an agreement to leverage Iteris’ ClearAg high-resolution field level weather information.

Jan. 27, 2015
Priaxor® D fungicide receives federal registration for use against strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 27, 2015 – Priaxor® D fungicide from BASF has received federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration. A combination fungicide containing three modes of action, Priaxor D fungicide helps manage strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot in soybeans while providing Advanced Plant Health benefits, including increased growth efficiency and stress tolerance.

Jan. 16, 2015
Trait deregulation clears the way for new BASF weed control option in cotton and soybeans

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 16, 2015 – Cotton and soybean growers will gain a new tool for controlling more than 190 broadleaf weeds, including key glyphosate-resistant weeds. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced deregulation of a dicamba-tolerant trait for cotton and soybeans, which clears the way for the introduction of Engenia herbicide from BASF. Engenia herbicide will control the toughest broadleaf weeds post-emergence in dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans. A registration decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Engenia herbicide is anticipated to follow this deregulation milestone.

Jan. 16, 2015
BASF wins two ‘Product of the Year’ awards by No-Till Farmer magazine

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 16, 2015 – BASF was recognized as the winner of two ‘Product of the Year’ awards at the 23rd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Cincinnati. Headline AMP® fungicide won for the ninth consecutive time in the fungicides category, and Sharpen® herbicide won for the second consecutive time in the herbicides category.

Jan. 12, 2015
Rea named Senior Vice President of BASF’s Crop Protection business in North America

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 12, 2015 – BASF announces that Paul Rea has been appointed Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America.

Jan. 12, 2015
Turf professionals observe powerful first-season results with Xzemplar fungicide and Lexicon Intrinsic brand fungicide

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 12, 2015 – Unpredictable weather and troublesome diseases were no match for golf course superintendents and other turf professionals who applied Xzemplar™ fungicide and Lexicon™ Intrinsic™ brand fungicide on their turf this season.

Jan. 08, 2015
John Deere announces new private crop insurance policy

JOHNSTON, IA, and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., January 8, 2015 – John Deere Insurance Company (JDIC) released a new private crop insurance policy called Added Value Protection insurance policy that protects against yield shortage. This product works side-by-side with a producer’s Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policy. It allows a producer to purchase additional coverage to protect a portion of their annual yield that they perceive to be more susceptible to loss.

 
 

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