Two agronomic powerhouses, BASF and Corteva Agriscience, recently announced a long-term joint venture which looks to provide advanced weed control solutions for soybean farmers. The companies have entered into a collaboration where both agreed to cross-license soybean traits that in turn would enable the development of complementary herbicide technologies. Reps for both companies were on-site… Read More

With the days of September ticking by, some soybean growers may be getting antsy to desiccate and get harvest underway; however, timing a pre-harvest application is critical to maximize yields and reap the rewards of the growing season. For this Soybean School episode, Rob Miller, agronomist with BASF, talks about what to look for when… Read More

BASF is switching the main seed treatment package on its InVigor canola varieties for 2023, after determining “many, many factors” led to certain canola fields getting off to a noticeably sluggish start in 2022. The company, which has long held the largest market share in canola seed in Canada, published a statement in late June… Read More

Fungicides are integral for preventing disease in many pulse crops, however, just like how weeds have become resistant to certain herbicides, diseases can become resistant to commonly-used fungicide chemistries. The majority of pulse fungicides on the market in Western Canada contain a Group 11 — the category of fungicide most likely to be overcome by… Read More

On today’s Agronomic episode of RealAg Radio, hear from: Peter “Wheat Pete” Johnson, RealAgriculture’s resident agronomist, on the importance of rotation (no — not corn on corn!) in a drought season in the east; Bethany Wyatt of BASF, on fungicide resistance; Adam Fast of the University of Alberta, on enhanced efficiency fertilizers; and Sherrilyn Phelps… Read More

InVigor hybrid canola celebrated an important milestone this year at Ag in Motion at Langham, Sask. 25 years of InVigor meant for a fascinating visual — a walk down memory lane of canola varieties. Corey Ralph of BASF was on hand at the show to discuss the long list of hybrids that many farmers in… Read More

BASF says it is investigating an issue with the performance of some InVigor canola seed in Western Canada. The company issued a statement on Thursday saying it “has been made aware that certain InVigor canola hybrids may be experiencing slow emergence in select geographies…” “We have a dedicated team examining possible contributing factors,” the company… Read More

The race is on for many corn growers as they hustle to apply post-emergent herbicides to control yield-robbing weeds. The duration of the post-emergence application window depends on the herbicide. A product like glyphosate can be applied all the way up to the 8-leaf stage. But other herbicides have tighter timing and need to be… Read More

Not all glufosinate ammonium herbicide formulations are the same. This is especially important to note in areas that grow both glufosinate-tolerant (aka LibertyLink) corn and canola. A corn grower in Ontario, or in the Midwest U.S., who orders Liberty or glufosinate from a retailer would likely receive a formulation containing 200g of active ingredient per… Read More

We’ve all experienced those fields where the weeds have gotten out of hand. Sometimes weeds getting away on us is because we didn’t have a great handle on what was out there to begin with. RongRong Xian, technical service manager with BASF, says scouting before you get into the field with the drill is key…. Read More

Looking at the current state of the commodity markets, you may be tempted to make some last minute changes to your crop plan. Deviating away from your crop rotation may seem like a good idea in the short term, but as Sheldon Toews, technical service specialist with BASF, explains in this Canola School episode that… Read More

In the pulse industry, the use of inoculants is becoming more and more widespread. However, they can be a complicated input to wrap our heads around sometimes. Different than other products, inoculants are living organisms that help provide crops such as peas, lentils, faba beans, chickpeas, and soybeans with the required amount of viable bacteria… Read More

 

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