BASF launched a new resource to help farmers develop effective weed control programs – the Advanced Weed Control website.
Created by BASF with input from farmers, it offers the latest expert information, recommendations and insights on effective weed control based on geography.
"Farmers told us that herbicides are increasing in importance for their operations, especially due to the rise in glyphosate resistant weeds," said Dan Westberg, BAST technical market manager. "And, that herbicide effectiveness for the weeds on their farm is top priority. The Advanced Weed Control website provides information to help growers achieve clean fields – which translates to higher yields."
The website combines maps and simple prompts to help visitors evaluate BASF weed control solutions based on their geography, weed pressure and crop. This information is enhanced with informational videos from local agronomists and weed scientists to develop a comprehensive, sustainable weed control program.
Visitors to the site will find product and weed control strategy recommendations that combine to build an effective program, such as application tips for herbicide stewardship and maximum performance or prioritizing fields for a preemerge residual herbicide to manage tough weeds.
In 2012, BASF added three new solutions to its Advanced Weed Control portfolio, Optill PRO herbicide, Armezon herbicide and Zidua herbicide. The company also submitted Engenia herbicide for registration.