BASF Crop Protection received registration of a new pyrethroid insecticide called Fastac EC for use in soybeans and cotton to control pests including aphids, beetles and stink bugs. Fastac EC insecticide will be available for use for the 2013 season....More
BASF has completed the acquisition of Becker Underwood from Norwest Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity investment company, for a purchase price of $1.02 billion. With the acquisition, BASF is now a leading global provider of technologies for biological seed treatment as well as seed treatment colorants and polymers....More
BASF plans to acquire Becker Underwood for a price of $1.02 billion. The company, headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is one of the leading global providers of technologies for biological seed treatments....More
Corn growers battling tough-to-control, small-seeded broadleaf weeds and grasses will have a powerful new tool, as BASF Crop Protection today announced the federal registration of Zidua herbicide. Future registrations for use in soybean and wheat are anticipated for early 2013....More
Farm Industry News sat down with Jordi Tormo, BASF vice president, at the agricultural division’s headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany, to learn how the company is positioning itself to meet the needs of U.S. producers.
For BASF, how important is the U.S. market?...More
It’s easy to feel dwarfed by the sheer size of BASF. Driving past BASF’s enormous chemical facility in Ludwigshafen, Germany, one can truly appreciate the immense size of the company. Here, BASF employs more than 33,000 of its overall workforce of more than 110,000.
BASF is the largest diversified chemical company in the world. The company develops and markets products that reach into just about every aspect of consumer life. On the company’s website, it lists 25 industries in which it provides products....More
BASF Crop Protection just submitted an application for EPA registration of a new dicamba herbicide called Engenia to help manage glyphosate-resistant weeds. Engenia is a technologically advanced dicamba formulation and will be used on dicamba-tolerant crops currently under development, according to BASF....More
Weed resistance is becoming a huge issue for farmers. Dan Westberg, technical market manager for BASF, explains ways that farmers can diversify their weed management system to fight glyphosate-resistant waterhemp in particular.
BASF is announcing the introduction of OpTill PRO herbicide to manage for these weeds. OpTill PRO provides three sites of action in one product to prevent the further spread of resistant weeds in one step.
During the 65th Annual Meeting of the Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS) today, BASF Crop Protection presented research related to Engenia herbicide, the company’s next-generation formulation of dicamba. Research presentation topics included advances in dicamba formulation, effective use of dicamba and best management practices for dicamba use in dicamba-tolerant crops....More
BASF has announced the addition of a new herbicide called Armezon to its portfolio of products. Armezon is a postemerge herbicide for corn that will control grasses and broadleaf weeds such as common lambsquarters, waterhemp, giant foxtail and crabgrass. The new herbicide also offers treatment for weeds resistant to glyphosate, triazines, PPOs and ALS inhibitors....More
BASF's new fungicide called Xemium with a new active ingredient from the carboxamide family should be on the market next year. Nick Fassler, BASF technical market manager, explains the benefits of Xemium and the products spawned from it....More