BASF Crop Protection has announced that Jason Davis was the winner of the Kixor herbicide technology Road to DAYTONA sweepstakes, which highlighted the fast, complete burndown and residual weed control growers get with Kixor.
Davis primarily farms corn and soybeans in Hillsboro, OH, about 60 miles east of Cincinnati. He said he uses Sharpen herbicide, powered by Kixor, to help control his tough weeds.
“We have heavy marestail pressure on our farm, so I used a fair amount of Sharpen last spring,” Davis said. “It’s a good product and always works well.”
With the win, he and three guests of his choosing received tickets to the 54th annual DAYTONA 500, as well as an expenses-paid three-day, two-night trip to Daytona Beach, FL. The prestigious DAYTONA 500, which was run on Feb. 27 after the first rain delay in its history, is considered “The Great American Race” and featured 43 of the world’s top drivers.
“We had a real nice trip, and it was a real fine race,” Davis said afterward.
Ten other entrants in the sweepstakes received $100 gift cards.
“These sweepstakes have been an opportunity to highlight how products powered by Kixor herbicide technology help control tough weeds including glyphosate-resistant Palmer pigweed and waterhemp,” said Bryan Perry, Soybean Market Manager, BASF. “We’re proud to celebrate the way Kixor – with a burndown that’s three to five times faster than 2,4-D or glyphosate, plus strong residual staying power – helps growers win the race against weeds in their fields.”
The sweepstakes were open to all growers 18 years or older with an operation of 250 acres or more.