Headline® fungicide from BASF was recognized as fungicide of the year during the 17th Annual National No-Tillage Conference 2009 No-Till Product of the Year awards presentation. The recognition marks the fourth consecutive year that Headline fungicide has been proclaimed the leading fungicide on the market by no-till farmers nationwide.
"Growers recognize that Headline offers excellent disease control and Plant Health benefits including stress tolerance and improved yield potential,” said Reed Barrett, Fungicides Market Manager for BASF. "Headline is the market leader in fungicides, and capturing this honor again confirms the value growers place on Headline.”
A fast-acting, broad-spectrum fungicide with a high level of activity on major diseases that threaten yield and crop quality, Headline fungicide is used to protect more than 90 crops including corn, soybeans and wheat, and controls more than 50 diseases.
"Headline helps growers get the most out of every acre,” Barrett said. "Research and on-farm trials have proven that Headline provides growers with a return on investment through excellent disease control, Plant Health benefits, more efficient harvests and maximum yield potential.”
BASF has conducted more than 6,000 on-farm trials in the past five years to demonstrate typical results of 4-8 bu/A yield advantage in soybeans and 12-16 bu/A in corn by utilizing Headline fungicide.
"Growers who use Headline for disease control report more vigorous plant growth and stress tolerance advantages such as better standability and improved harvest — helping to increase yield, save time and reduce costs,” Barrett said. "These are all benefits that growers, like the members of the No-Till Association, recognize as important to their businesses and long-term success.”
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With sales of € 3.4 billion in 2008, BASF's Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at http://agproducts.basf.us
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