BASF shows growers the magic of quality crop protection during 2011 Commodity Classic

TAMPA, FL, March 3, 2011 – During the 2011 Commodity Classic in Tampa, Florida, BASF Crop Protection highlighted strategies that enable growers to produce the highest yield from their crops and build better returns in 2011.


“Disease, weeds and insect pests can rob crops and growers of the highest yield potential. BASF offers innovative solutions for these problems,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “We invite growers to stop by our booth to discover the latest in protecting their crops and getting the most out of every acre.”


BASF recently announced a comprehensive portfolio plot research study demonstrating that use of a portfolio of BASF products (including Kixor® herbicide technology,Headline® fungicide,Headline AMP™ fungicide andRespect® insecticide) can provide a 9.1 bu/A increase in soybeans and a 33.3 bu/A increase in corn.1,2 BASF representatives are available throughout the trade show to discuss these results, and the benefits of the BASF crop protection portfolio.


In addition to sharing their innovative portfolio with visitors, BASF has a variety of activities in booth 1236 throughout the show, including live performances by noted corporate magician Jon Petz, complimentary fruit smoothies and special giveaways.


“At Commodity Classic 2011, we’re showcasing our innovative herbicides and fungicides,” said Rea. “Commodity Classic provides us an opportunity to share field research and interact with growers to help them get the most out of every acre.”


Growers can help maximize yield potential by utilizing a variety of BASF crop protection products, including:


·        Headline fungicideHeadline is the nation’s leading fungicide in soybean production because of its broad-spectrum disease control and optimized yield performance. In more than 3,000 on-farm trials in the past six years, the yield advantages of Headline have been demonstrated throughout the growing season in the form of Plant Health benefits, such as seed quality and stress protection, in soybeans.


  • Headline AMP fungicideHeadline AMP was developed for corn growers who demand the best in disease protection. By combining the active ingredient in Headline fungicide with a unique, best-in-class triazole, Headline AMP delivers superior disease control and Plant Health resulting in more corn per acre than any other fungicide on the market.


  • Kixor herbicide technologyKixor is a unique chemistry specifically designed to solve the toughest broadleaf weed challenges facing growers today, including ALS, triazine and glyphosate resistant biotypes. The fast, effective burndown of Kixor allows growers to start clean and the enhanced residual control increases post in-crop timing flexibility and effectiveness for a better return on investment and optimal yield potential.


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