Comprehensive pest management program boosts ROI

• One verified method for helping to maximize yield and realize a higher return on investment in corn and soybeans is to use a program that features a combination of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to control weeds, diseases and insect pests.

When making crop protection product purchase decisions, return on investment (ROI) is always an important factor.

One verified method for helping to maximize yield and realize a higher return on investment in corn and soybeans is to use a program that features a combination of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides to control weeds, diseases and insect pests.

Recent BASF research illustrates the impact and financial benefit that pest control programs with herbicides, fungicides and insecticides from BASF Crop Protection can have on yield and farmers’ ROI.

Replicated field studies conducted at university and BASF sites throughout the Midwest found:

• An estimated ROI of $2.70 for each dollar invested in a BASF complete pest management program in corn over an atrazine-based program, according to research from 2010 and 2011.

• An estimated ROI of $3.47 for each additional dollar invested in the BASF program in soybeans over a total post glyphosate approach, according to research from 2010.

In addition to increasing ROI estimates, the studies also showed that use of a comprehensive pest management program leads to an average 11.7 bushel per acre increase in corn over an atrazine-based approach and an average 6.8 bushel per acre increase in soybeans over a glyphosate-based program.4

With strong commodity prices, every bushel counts. For more information on how the BASF portfolio can help increase ROI and yields, contact your local authorized BASF retailer and visit http://on.basf.com/yieldadvantageresults.

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

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