Peanuts may be considered a minor crop when it comes to the agriculture industry as a whole, but its an important one for sponsors of the Southern Peanut Growers Conference like BASF.
“We have a good product line for peanuts so we value our relationship with the peanut farmer,” says William Reed with BASF. Last year BASF introduced Priaxor fungicide for peanuts last year and Reed says they anticipate Zidua herbicide will be labeled for peanuts next year, with more products in the pipeline.
When it comes to surviving tough times, Reed says higher yields are more important than ever. “With a low price, you’ve got to produce a yield, and that’s where we really think we can benefit growers,” he said.
Interview with William Reed, BASF