End of the season harvest efficiency benefits observed following in-season use of BASF fungicides

New video from BASF highlights harvest efficiency benefits for corn growers


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – WEBWIRE – Monday, July 07, 2014

Growers across the country have experienced positive harvest efficiency benefits after using Headline AMP® fungicide on their corn crops during the season.

In addition to managing disease pressures throughout corn fields, proactive use of Headline AMP fungicide provides Plant Health benefits including growth efficiency and stress tolerance.  

These Plant Health benefits help increase stalk strength and therefore reduce lodging, leading to easier and faster corn harvests at the end of the season.

“Lodged corn can cause yield losses of up to 25 percent and add an extra 5.5 days per each 1,000 acres to harvest,” said Caren Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Market Manager, BASF. "Research indicates the disease control and Plant Health benefits of Headline AMP fungicide correlate to healthier plants and strong stalks for a more efficient corn harvest.”

A new educational video from BASF highlights the Plant Health benefits of Headline AMP® fungicide and the harvest efficiency benefits it provides to growers. Visit the BASF Crop Protection Facebook page at www.winning-seasons.basf.us or by clicking below to watch the featured BASF Plant Health video on harvest efficiency. Viewers can answer the quiz question at the end of the video and will receive one entry into a giveaway drawing* per video watched, while learning more about increasing yields.

Headline AMP is a registered trademark of BASF.

*No purchase necessary. By watching the videos and answering the questions, you’re eligible to enter a sweepstakes to win one of 15 prizes given away in three Seasons: Season 1 sweepstakes runs May 26, 2014 through July 24, 2014 – win one of five grills; Season 2 sweepstakes runs July 25, 2014 through September 25, 2014 – win one of five tents;. Season 3 sweepstakes runs September 26 through November 20, 2014 – win one of five road kits. See official rules  here .

About BASF’s Crop Protection division

With sales of more than €5.2 billion in 2013, BASF’s Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions in crop protection, seed treatment and biological control as well as solutions to manage water, nutrients and plant stress. Its portfolio also includes products for turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. BASF’s Crop Protection division is a leading innovator that supports growers to optimize agricultural production, improve their business efficiency and enhance the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or through our social media channels .

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us .

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .
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