BASF is making changes to its Grow Smart Rewards program to support Arkansas growers who are faced with serious weed management issues.
With the dicamba application ban in place from April 16 through October 31, Arkansas cotton and soybean growers will no longer have access to new technology to combat herbicide resistance. The Grow Smart Rewards Arkansas program features alternative weed control products for growers, as they determine the best way to replace Engenia herbicide in their crop protection plan.
This newly-launched offer features enhanced reward-earning methods for pairing BASF’s Verdict herbicide or Sharpen herbicide as foundation brands, based on their ability to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Growers can pair several different incentive combinations using Verdict or Sharpen herbicides for the crop protection – and reward earnings – that best suits their needs.
More information on the incentive combinations can be found on the Grow Smart Rewards website.
To make sure growers who purchase Engenia herbicide before April 16 retain their original reward earnings, BASF will make earnings calculations in both the legacy Grow Smart Rewards program and the new Grow Smart Rewards Arkansas program. Growers will then receive the higher amount from one of the two programs. Ag retailers in Arkansas can also participate through the Retailer Grow Smart Pair-Up Rewards program, with the addition of Zidua herbicide as an eligible pair-up brand.
Any point of sale (POS) transaction for Engenia with an invoice date after April 16 in the state of Arkansas will not be considered in any BASF program payment calculation for 2018. Qualifying purchase volumes are based on valid POS reporting by authorized retail locations in conjunction with BASF guidelines. Both the retailer and grower programs are only valid in the state of Arkansas.
“We’re dedicated to providing growers with as many weed control solutions as possible,” said Scott Kay, BASF vice president for U.S. Crop. “This program is a result of our ongoing commitment to work together with Arkansas growers and their retail partners to address weed management issues for a successful 2018.”
Source – BASF