BASF documents fourth year of consistent disease control and yield advantage for use of Headline® fungicide in corn and soybeans

January 28, 2009 07:27 AM

Field data show strong yield advantage in corn and soybeans in 2008, despite weather challenges and delayed harvest

Today BASF reported consistent disease control and yield advantage from the use of Headline® fungicide in corn and soybeans during a four year period of on-farm trials. The increase in yield results for 2008 was especially impressive given the year's challenging weather conditions and delayed harvest.

Nick Fassler, technical marketing manager with BASF, emphasized the positive early results from the NCGA farm trials. 

"We're excited and encouraged that, despite the extraordinary weather challenges growers were faced with and the delayed harvest, use of Headline continued to show outstanding disease control and consistent yield advantage,” Fassler said. 

In farm trials, the Headline yield advantage was 12-16 bu/A in corn and 4-8 bu/A advantage in soybeans. These results have been consistent during the past four years for the 6,000 on-farm, field trials.

Headline is the most researched fungicide on the market and offers excellent disease control and Plant Health benefits, defending crops from stresses due to excessive rain or drought and providing healthier plants, stronger stands and increased yield.

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With sales of €3,137 million in 2007, 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

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $16.4 billion in 2007. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit

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