May 07, 2012
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, May 7, 2012 -- Every growing season is accompanied by its share of risk. One demonstrated method for minimizing that risk and maximizing yield is to use a complete pest management program. This includes:
- Herbicides such as those powered by Kixor® herbicide technology to control tough weeds that compete with crops for water and nutrients.
- Fungicides such as Headline AMP™ fungicide for corn and Headline® fungicide for soybeans to control crop diseases and improve overall Plant Health.
- Insecticides such as Respect® insecticide to protect crops from insect pests that threaten yield potential.
Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides each have a positive influence, but together, they are even more impactful. Multiyear research by BASF found that using a complete pest management program led to an average 11.7 bu/A increase in corn over a common atrazine-based premix approach and an average 6.8 bu/A increase in soybeans over a non-residual glyphosate-based program.1,2
With strong commodity prices, every bushel counts. For more information on how the BASF portfolio can help increase ROI and yields, contact your local authorized BASF retailer and visit http://on.basf.com/yieldadvantageresults.
With sales of € 4.1 billion in 2011, BASF’s Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.9 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
1 Data compiled from 2010 and 2011 BASF (6) and university (13) field trials: BASF (Illinois-2, Tennessee-2, & New York-2), University of Illinois, University of Missouri-2, University of Nebraska, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University-2, Colorado State University, Southern Illinois University-2, South Dakota State University, Purdue University-2. All treatments included adjuvants as required.
2 Data compiled from 2010 and 2011 BASF (5) and university (20) field trials: BASF (Illinois-2, Minnesota, New York, & Tennessee), University of Illinois-2, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri-2, University of Nebraska-2, University of Wisconsin, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, Southern Illinois University-2, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University-2, Purdue University-2. All treatments included adjuvants as required. BASF Residual program: OpTill® herbicide, Sharpen® herbicide, Sharpen + Zidua® herbicide or Sharpen + Prowl® H2O herbicide.
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Respect is a restricted-use pesticide.
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