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Soil Management

  • Restoring Soil Health Takes Time

    02/13/2017 10:00 AM

    After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.

  • New Tillage Options From the Land Down Under
    02/03/2017 10:44 AM

    An Australian family-owned ag machinery company is hoping to make a splash in the U.S. K-Line Ag recently announced it is launching a subsidiary company in North Dakota and will offer its Speedtiller line to U.S. and Canadian farmers.

  • New Holland Acquires Danish Implement Manufacturer [UPDATE]
    01/31/2017 12:20 PM

    New Holland Agriculture has announced an expansion of its implement product lines by way of its acquisition of the Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells tillage, hay and forage implements under various brand names.

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    What to Expect at Auction for No-Till Drills
    01/16/2017 02:48 PM

    If you’re in the market for a used no-till drill, Machinery Pete explains what to expect at auction.

  • 10 MPH Tillage?
    01/10/2017 09:10 AM

    Much buzz has been generated over John Deere’s 2014 announcement that its ExactEmerge technology could plant accurately at 10 mph. The company has since been looking into other product segments that could get that same “need for speed” treatment.

  • Starved Soil Kills Yield Potential
    01/04/2017 11:03 AM

    You’re always pushing for better yields, and all the pieces finally fell together in 2016. 

  • Video
    Now's the Time to Score Good Deals on Tillage Equipment
    11/14/2016 01:57 PM

    In the last couple weeks, Machinery Pete’s Greg Peterson has notices stronger auction sales prices.

  • Cover Crops Produce Results
    10/22/2016 02:44 AM

    Measurable improvements in soil health are showing up in side-by-side trials

  • Cater to Your Soil's Needs
    10/22/2016 02:28 AM

    Learn to manage soil to avoid yield loss from deficiencies

Input Management

  • Generic or Brand-Name Pesticides?

    02/20/2017 12:24 PM

    Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a better deal?

  • Farmers File Class Action Against Monsanto for Dicamba Drift Damage
    02/16/2017 02:35 PM

    Farmers from 10 states are eligible to join a potential class action against Monsanto from dicamba drift damage. States include Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

  • Third Dicamba Product Available for 2017 Crops
    02/16/2017 10:22 AM

    DuPont Crop Protection received federal approval for FeXapan herbicide plus VaporGrip technology for use in Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans and cotton. DuPont licensed this dicamba herbicide from Monsanto last summer.

  • Tips and Tricks for At-Home Seed Treatment
    02/15/2017 03:38 PM

    Weigh the pros and cons of at-home treatment before making the investment.

  • Weigh Fertilizer Options
    02/11/2017 02:38 AM

    When it comes to feeding your crop, you want nutrients readily available when they’re needed. 

  • 4 Residue Risks to Monitor
    02/11/2017 02:37 AM

    Tips for conventional and no-till seedbed establishment

  • High Stakes for High Nitrate
    02/11/2017 02:32 AM

    Are voluntary efforts enough to satisfy nitrate reduction needs?

  • Challenges of Herbicide Development
    02/11/2017 02:01 AM

    High costs, regulatory hurdles and eventual resistance make new discoveries daunting

  • Myth-Busting Weed and Herbicide Rumors
    02/09/2017 01:00 PM

    Differentiate fact and fiction as you plan your weed control strategy.

  • Net Farm Income Dips, Production Expenses Flatten
    02/07/2017 02:45 PM

    The squeeze of a tight farm economy is all too familiar for many farmers. More than half of farm households lost money the past two years, and USDA Economic Research Services (ERS) estimates that number is only going to get bigger. 

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    At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world"s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America"s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future Where the Chemistry Happens? We are currently searching for a Sales Support Representative for our Crop Protection business (AP) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Sales Support Rep II (1603965) As a Sales Support Rep II, you will be the primary point of contact for active ingredient export order processing for internal BASF customers. You will also be responsible for providing customer order service for the Crop Protection Global Team export business. This will entail processing from receipt of the order, through delivery of goods, and final invoicing of the customer and all functions of Customer Service associated with this process. In addition, you will be expected to manage the import purchase orders for selected key raw materials, including but not limited to creating and placing purchase orders, tracking shipment receipts, reconciling inventory, and system integrity. Formula for Success: You Will?Perform order and data entry into SAP Review, schedule, book, release orders for shipments, and resolve any issues associated with customer orders Manage order plan and coordination with warehouse to ensure requested customer delivery dates are met Ensure required transport activities are being organized for all related active ingredient shipments, including availability of required labels at shipping point for import/export of materialsPrepare and dispatch shipping documents and associated record keepingCommunicate with both internal and external customersCreate de novo Purchase Order (PO), or convert existing Purchase Requisition, track receipts in SAP, and clear old elements in the systemIf you are passionate about meeting your customers" needs and would like to join an innovative, dynamic company, then submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you To learn more about the RTP site, click: https: //;nSGe-AJKycc Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You? Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you"ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You? BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Logistics, Business, or Related Field2+ years post-graduate experience in customer service or supply chainStrong computer skills including working knowledge of SAP R3, Microsoft Office and OutlookDemonstrated flexibility in working in a business with a seasonal sales nature, and ability to set priorities in a fast-paced environmentStrong communication and follow-up skillsMust have excellent customer focus, teamwork, and problem solving skillsWe Also Look for?Familiarity with and work experience in an agricultural industrial settingIn-depth knowledge of BASF logistics processes