April 12, 2012
Working on the front lines of Ag Service gives agronomists a leading edge on understanding trends in weed-resistance management, disease control and Plant Health. Dean Schafer, an agronomist with Chebanse Ag Service in Chebanse, Illinois, has analyzed trends in his region and seen growers repeatedly turn to BASF for the products they need.
Beyond disease threats, resistant waterhemp has also moved into the region, and Schafer has come back to Verdict™ herbicide, powered by Kixor® herbicide technology, time and again as a recommendation for fighting this resistance.
“One of the things that’s starting to become a problem is resistance moving into our area from the South,” said Schafer. “I think that … we’re going to need products like Verdict to help us get through that.”
Growers in Schafer’s region have faced a number of weather-related challenges in the past few years; everything from hail and overly wet soil to high temperatures in pollination. According to Schafer, they’ve found help for their corn crops in Headline® fungicide and Headline AMP™ fungicide for disease control and Plant Health.
“I think a lot of the corn that’s gotten Headline and Headline AMP really looks pretty good right now,” said Schafer. “There’s been a lot of different problems out here in corn this year…kind of a smorgasbord of diseases … a little bit of this and that, and the Headline corn [still] looks really good.”
To learn more about Schafer’s observations and recommendations, watch his interview on our
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