BASF Operation Weed Eradication

BASF Operation Weed Eradication

Trevor Williams
Trevor Williams
News Reporter
Commodity Classic is being held this week virtually, as leading companies in the soybean, cotton, and corn industries are educating producers on new technologies becoming available. One topic southern growers might be interested in is BASF's Operation Weed Eradication. Operation Weed Eradication takes a balanced approach of utilizing cultural practices such as tillage and cover crops, chemical control such as layering residuals and using herbicides with multiple sites of action, and eradication diligence such as managing weeds around field edges. Kate Grief ("Gryf"), of BASF, is the Soybean Residual Product Manager and Lead on Operation Weed Eradication. Here she explains the overall purpose of the project.

"It starts with the background, or with the premise, that keeping the farmer's field clean all season long, starts with an eradication mindset. That mindset that one weed on that farm is one too many. Every single weed we have left out there is going on to produce seed, creating a seed bank for the next season. Operation Weed Eradication is an industry wide coalition that BASF started in September of 2019, launched last year at commodity classic. We are partnering with leaders and growers in the industry to take on the mindset for eliminating these troublesome weeds."

Commodity Classic ends this week. For more information on what was covered at this years event, head over to CommodityClassic.com

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