BASF Crop Protection releases latest video in 2010 Top Plot series

Watch and learn as high-yield corn and soybean farmer Gary Porter seeks to break the 300-bushel barrier

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC Aug. 2, 2010 – BASF Crop Protection launched its second installment in the 2010 Top Plot series, featuring award-winning corn and soybean farmer Gary Porter of Mercer, Missouri.

The latest video, available at, highlights the tools and tips corn and soybean growers can use to get the most out of every acre this growing season.

In the video, Porter shares how he began farming with his father in the 1970’s in an area not known for deep fertile crop ground – the far northern part of Missouri. Despite facing challenging land every year, Porter consistently ranks high in the National Corn Grower Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest and won the competition in both 1994 and 2003.

This season, he is working to break the 300-bushel barrier by leveraging the disease control and Plant Health power of Headline® fungicide. In addition, he recently began using Kixor® Herbicide Technology for fast burndown and residual control of tough broadleaf weeds. Porter also shares how his acres have grown every year and the latest techniques he’s experimenting with for soybean crops.

Throughout the 2010 growing season, the BASF Crop Protection Top Plot series will feature four Midwestern corn and soybean growers sharing their crop management stories.

Viewers of the videos can expect to learn about planting techniques, tilling and seed decisions, the benefit of seed treatments, herbicide and fungicide recommendations, mid-season challenges, disease management, harvesting techniques and yield results. The Top Plot series is available at

To be considered as a Top Plot grower in future videos, email [email protected]