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BASF launches new spray tool to help ensure on-target applications

Easy-to-use resource puts critical weather requirements for applying Engenia herbicide in one convenient location


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – WEBWIRE

 BASF launched its latest stewardship resource to assist growers with on-target applications this season – the  Engenia® Herbicide Spray Tool.  The mobile-friendly website gives applicators key weather information at the touch of a button without downloading an application. The tool uses a phone’s location services, or a desktop’s IP address to provide localized information for determining the right time to apply Engenia herbicide.

“Weather plays a big role in spray application decision-making,” said Logan Grier, BASF Technical Marketing Manager, Product Stewardship. “We created a resource for growers that has all of the Engenia herbicide weather-related label requirements in one place and supplements the many other tools applicators can use when planning their Engenia herbicide application this growing season.”

The free tool, available at   EngeniaStewardship.com, covers all U.S. geographies and incorporates key Engenia herbicide weather-related label restrictions and considerations for the next 36 hours, so applicators can plan ahead. In addition to hourly temperature and cloud cover information, the spray tool also includes:

  • Inversion potential, which compares the temperature at ground-level and two meters above the ground to provide the likelihood for an inversion.
  •  Precipitation probability for the next 24 hours, which helps growers follow the 24-hour rain-free interval.
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, including a reminder that no nighttime spraying is permitted.
  • Wind speed and direction

Paired with in-field observation at the time of application, along with BASF resources like spray checklists, online training and more, applicators can stay ahead of weed management issues in their fields.

“Stewardship is a top priority at BASF, and we know it is important to growers,” said Grier.  “We reached out to them, listened to their concerns and developed resources they can use when planning for an Engenia herbicide application.”

The Engenia Herbicide Spray Tool was developed with the proprietary forecasting technology from  ZedX, Inc. which was acquired by BASF in April 2017. Since 1987, ZedX has been at the forefront of integrating weather and agronomic data to provide business intelligence that supports on-farm decision-making.

To access additional Engenia herbicide stewardship resources, visit  EngeniaStewardship.com.

Engenia is a U.S. EPA Restricted Use Pesticide.

Please check with your state pesticide regulatory authority as additional requirements may be imposed by state regulatory agencies.

Always read and follow label directions.

Engenia is a registered trademark of BASF.

About BASF’s Crop Protection division

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. BASF’s Crop Protection division works with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others to help make this possible. With their cooperation, BASF is able to sustain an active R&D pipeline, an innovative portfolio of products and services, and teams of experts in the lab and in the field to support customers in making their businesses succeed. In 2016, BASF’s Crop Protection division generated sales of €5.6 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.agriculture.basf.com or on any of our social media channels.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 18,200 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.9 billion in 2017. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit  www.basf.com.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at  www.basf.com.


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