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New program from BASF and WinField United puts focus on sustainable ROI

The Corn Impact Rx Plant Health Offer is available for the 2022 growing season.

A new prescription service from BASF Agricultural Solutions and WinField United is available for the 2022 growing season. The 2022 Corn Impact Rx Plant Health offer pairs select BASF products with specific field-level agronomic recommendations that are backed by warranty. 

“We recognize that farming is the toughest job on earth, which is why we never let our foot off the gas pedal when it comes to providing farmers with innovative solutions to help them succeed,” said Scott Kay, BASF vice president of U.S. crop protection, in a news release. “Innovation spans well beyond the labs and fields, though. We are promoting select BASF products with WinField United to provide agronomic insight-based recommendations to improve plant and soil health while eliminating the investment risk for farmers. BASF is committed to helping farmers become more carbon efficient, and this program promotes more sustainable practices through improved nitrogen use efficiency that can be achieved by using BASF fungicides to maximize plant health and optimize yields.”

To participate in the program, farmers must select a WinField United hybrid with a medium to high response to fungicide (RTF) score. RTF scores are developed with data from the Answer Plot program to help local retailers make tailored, specific hybrid recommendations based on years of replicated field trials. 

Farmers must also have a field clear of weeds with an acceptable plant stand, as well as a sufficient fertility program in place to determine the approved yield benchmark for the field, which is 105% for corn.

“This program provides a total acre solution with agronomic insights, products and tools to deliver a more predictable ROI with reduced risk and environmental sustainability,” said Jamie Leifker, WinField United vice president of research and development, agronomy and product development. “By joining forces with BASF, this program promotes agronomic excellence that ends with a positive result for farmers.”

Participating farmers will receive a field-level prescription plan that includes premium BASF fungicide and precise application timing recommendations developed through in-season scouting.

“This program sets farmers up for success with its end-to-end approach, from seed selection and keeping fields clean of weeds to in-season plant health efforts that deliver predictable and positive results,” said Kay. “Alongside the proven results from RevX fields and WinField United’s Answer Plot data, we hope this program allows farmers to experience that extra security needed when making these important decisions.”

There is a fee to participate, but farmers who do not achieve the 105% approved yield will receive a service warranty payment from WinField United. Answer Plot data from two seasons indicate this approach has increased ROI potential up to $83 per acre for corn.

“The results of our Advanced Acre Rx prescription program speak for themselves, but none of the success would be possible without the localized expertise of our local retail partners,” said Leifker. “We are excited to partner with BASF to provide this offer to farmers, as they work with their local retailers to finalize plans for the coming growing season.” 

Enrollment for the program is open until July 15. For more information, visit WinFieldUnited.com or talk to your local WinField United affiliated retailer.

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