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BASF adds 3 cottonseed varieties to offerings for 2021

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BASF has added three new cottonseed varieties to its cotton portfolio. Based on input from on-farm testing through BASF Agronomic Performance Trials and other company trials, BASF will launch one new FiberMax cotton seed variety – FM 1730GLTP — and two new dicamba-tolerant Stoneville cotton seed varieties – ST 5091B3XF and ST 4993B3XF — for the 2021 season. “Our cotton ... Read More »

First bale auction raises $10,000 for Texas Rio Grande Valley students

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• By Jennifer Dorsett • The Harlingen (Texas) Cotton Committee recently auctioned the first cotton bale of 2020 to benefit area students pursuing a degree in higher education. In previous years, the Harlingen Cotton Committee and the Algodón Club collaborated to celebrate cotton and its importance to the Rio Grande Valley’s economy. The committee hosts the “First Bale” live auction ... Read More »

BASF, PCCA partner to digitize e3 Cotton traceability

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Cotton farmers in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas who are Plains Cotton Cooperative Association members and grow e3 Sustainable Cotton now have access to a fully digitized bale-tracking platform that enables easier and more efficient cotton traceability. With BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, every stage of the supply chain can be traced back to the exact field where the ... Read More »

BASF commits to long-term sponsorship of Lubbock, Texas, museum

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BASF has renewed its commitment to the cotton industry and West Texas agriculture through a long-term sponsorship of the Museum of Agriculture in Lubbock, Texas, renaming it the FiberMax Center for Discovery. The new name reflects the decade-long relationship between the museum and FiberMax. The museum and BASF are focused on connecting the Lubbock community to agriculture with the hopes ... Read More »

BASF updates Engenia label, plans 2 related product launches

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On the heels of the Environmental Protection Agency’s reregistration of Engenia-brand dicamba, BASF has updated the label to reflect application changes. The company also hopes to launch two products that can be used in conjunction with Xtend crops. Label enhancements The new Engenia herbicide registration includes updated label enhancements to further reduce the potential for off-target applications. They include: • ... Read More »

EPA extends dicamba registrations with new rules for 5 years

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved registrations for two dicamba products for another five years and extended the registration of another dicamba product. All three registrations include new control measures to ensure these products can be used effectively while protecting the environment, including non-target plants, animals, and other crops not tolerant to dicamba. “With today’s decision, farmers now have ... Read More »

Registrants ask for rehearing of Ninth Circuit’s June 3 dicamba decision

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UPDATED — BASF, Bayer and Corteva Agriscience filed separate petitions July 20 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit requesting a rehearing of its June 3 decision. The court’s ruling vacated Environmental Protection Agency registrations for three dicamba-based herbicides without giving two registrants an opportunity to be heard. The three dicamba products affected are Engenia from BASF, ... Read More »