BASF products score big in corn yield contest

• Nine of the 18 national winners applied Headline fungicide or Headline AMP fungicide to their winning cornfields. Growers also benefited from using other BASF crop protection products including Guardsman Max herbicide and Status herbicide.

Nearly two-thirds of the most successful U.S. growers in the 2011 National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) National Corn Yield Contest used a BASF Crop Protection product on their winning fields.

Nine of the 18 national winners applied Headline fungicide or Headline AMP fungicide to their winning cornfields. Growers also benefited from using other BASF crop protection products including Guardsman Max herbicide and Status herbicide.

“This year’s winners have again proven the value that BASF Crop Protection products can deliver for growers pushing award-winning yields,” said Paul Rea, vice-president, U.S. Crop Protection, BASF. “Carefully managing fields with crop protection products not only helps growers win contests and break yield barriers, more importantly it helps maximize profit potential and get a positive return on investment.”

In the national 2011 NCGA Yield Contest, BASF Crop Protection products helped capture three first-place finishes, four second-place finishes and three third-place finishes.

Headline AMP was overwhelmingly the fungicide of choice, helping yield four of the top five overall national winners.
 


For the third consecutive year, David Hula of Charles City, Va., had the highest overall yield. By producing 429.02 bushels per acre, Hula’s winning fields more than doubled the national yield average. Hula utilized Headline AMP on his winning cornfields.

“I’ve used Headline on my winning yields for the past two years. This year I used Headline AMP, which includes the same active ingredient as Headline fungicide but with an added triazole, and my corn looked better than ever,” Hula said.

“Each year, BASF fungicides prove an ability to fight disease, provide Plant Health benefits and help maximize yields. There are a lot of things when you’re growing corn that aren’t predictable, but the fungicides from BASF always provide consistent reliability.”

Headline fungicide, the most researched fungicide on the market, provides excellent disease control and Plant Health benefits for growers, helping maximize yields and growers’ investments in seed, fertilizer and other crop protection inputs.

Headline AMP fungicide was specifically developed for corn growers who want both maximum protection from foliar diseases and improved Plant Health.

In on-farm research results from 2010-2011, Headline AMP showed consistent yield advantages of more than 12.8 bushels per acre in corn over untreated acres in 137 corn trials.

BASF is a proud sponsor of the NCGA’s annual National Corn Yield Contest.

To take advantage of several offers from BASF Crop Protection to help growers manage risk, increase efficiency and maximize yield, visit http://growersadvantage.basf.us.

For more information on BASF Crop protection products, visit http://agproducts.basf.us.

 

 

 

 

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