Articles Tagged with ''BASF''

Four Benefits To Fall Burndown

Between this year’s harvest and next spring’s planting, winter annual weeds can take over fields, but a fall burndown application can knock down weeds and set up growers for a strong 2011 crop
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Seed Treatments Taking Big Steps Forward

Once simple fungicides and insecticides, seed treatments are major multitaskers, tackling everything from insects to weather
No-tillers drop seeds into hostile territory like paratroopers parachuting into battle. Once in the soil, they have to fight through disease, insects, nematodes and often cold stress before emerging victorious as a strong, vigorous seedling.
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Keeton Seed Firmer Gets Nod As Top Product Of 2009

No-Till Farmer readers speak up on the best no-till products for their no-till operations in 11 categories
Without a doubt, one of the biggest concerns among no-tillers is seed placement. With the many attachments and tools available to move residue, drop seed in the row or close the seed slot, all are designed to put seed in the best possible position to emerge with the potential to be a high-yielding machine.
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Kixor Herbicide Receives EPA Label Acceptance

BASF announced today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of a new active ingredient, Kixor herbicide, for use on a wide range of no-till crops and effective on more than 70 broadleaf weeds. Starting this fall, four formulations Powered by Kixor herbicide — Sharpen herbicide, OpTill herbicide, Integrity herbicide and Treevix herbicide — will be available to help growers tackle today’s weed control challenges in their fields.
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Should No-Tillers Apply Fungicides Every Year?

University experts, experienced no-tillers weigh in on profitable fungicide management strategies for corn and soybeans.
Record-high 2008 corn and soybean prices arguably meant that a fungicide application — or any other input that nudged up yields — paid for itself and then some. But whether fungicides continue to be a tool that can be used profitably on a yearly basis as commodity prices settle is up for debate.
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Someday Soon, You’ll Be Able To “Drought Proof” Your No-Till Corn

New corn genetics aimed at overcoming drought concerns may prove extremely valuable to no-tillers already making efficient use of available moisture.
While no-tillers are already relying on crop residue to help make more efficient use of available water, the development of drought-tolerant corn will help stabilize yields when Mother Nature doesn’t deliver needed rains.
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