BASF modifies rewards program for Arkansas because of dicamba ban

BASF logoBASF has modified its Grow Smart Rewards program to reflect the Arkansas dicamba application ban in place from April 16 through Oct. 31.

Engenia, BASF’s dicamba herbicide that is paired with Xtend soybeans and XtendFlex cotton varieties, is one of three products that fall under the prohibition. The other two are XtendiMax with VaporGrip technology from Monsanto and FeXapan with VaporGrip technology from DowDuPont.

The newly launched offer features enhanced reward-earning methods for pairing BASF-specific brands, according to a news release. There are several different incentive combinations with Verdict or Sharpen herbicides that growers can pair together for the crop protection and reward earnings that best suits their needs.

To ensure 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 transaction with an invoice date after April 16 for Engenia herbicide 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.

More information on the incentive combinations can be found on the Grow Smart Rewards website.

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