In an effort to help farmers find a greater return on investment at harvest, BASF has created a new online tool. The digital tool calculates the estimated value of a farmer’s crop protection investment. The Grow Smart Advantage tool, which can be found on the Grow Smart Live app, uses information about the farmer’s operation to provide crop input recommendations as well as the estimated value of those recommendations versus alternative options that are driven by rebates.
When a user opens the tool, they are asked to input their state followed by specifics around the crop(s), acreage, and inputs. The user is then asked to select the strength of the weed control and plant health program they need. Based on this information, the Grow Smart Advantage tool calculates the estimated performance results and dollar value of BASF products versus competitive products and rebates. These results provide users with a transparent cost overview of rebate programs using public data derived from independent third parties.
“This new tool really puts what is best for farmers at the forefront in regard to their crop protection inputs and yield results,” said Nick Fassler, Technical Services Director for BASF Agricultural Solutions. “By providing sound agronomic recommendations, the Grow Smart Advantage tool is another example of how BASF continues to invest in digital tools that provide farmers with innovative ways to manage their operations and protect their investment.”
More information on the Grow Smart Advantage tool can be found here. The Grow Smart Live app, which connects users with timely agronomic updates from BASF, and the Grow Smart Advantage tool can be accessed by contacting a BASF Agronomic Solutions Advisor.