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Advance planning required with soybeans in crop rotation

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Analysts predict 1M acres of soybeans 
will be planted in Manitoba next year. With seed purchase timing well 
underway, growers with soybeans in their rotation should first consider their 
system history to avoid volunteer weeds, advises BASF Canada Inc. (BASF). 
"Choosing seed from the same system year over year can increase the risk of 
volunteer weed populations, particularly when rotating canola to soybeans," 
says Harley House, Brand Manager, Clearfield(®) Crops. 
While the majority of canola volunteers will appear the year after a rotation, 
canola can volunteer for up to four years. Using a system such as the 
Clearfield Production System for canola before introducing or adding more 
acres of soybeans into the rotation is an effective way to manage the risk. 
"With the Clearfield Production System for canola, you'll get control of 
Roundup Ready(®) and Liberty Link(®) volunteers with herbicides like 
ARES(®)," he says. "ARES provides new modes of action and is effective for 
flushing control of volunteer canola up to several weeks after application. It 
can help manage volunteers in a rotation with soybeans." 
In a recent survey, 97 per cent of Clearfield canola growers indicated they 
were satisfied or very satisfied with the overall performance of ARES on 
multiple weeds, including volunteer types. Additionally, 97 per cent said they 
would recommend ARES to other canola growers. 
"It's not just about seed anymore," says House. "It's equally important to 
consider which systems will be used over the course of your crop rotations and 
some extra planning ahead to help get your next crop off to the best possible 
start." 
Learn more about the Clearfield Production System for canola and ARES 
herbicide at www.AgSolutions.ca/ARES. 
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a 
leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry 
providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and 
herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and 
crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, 
turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to 
turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop 
Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing 
agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality 
of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on 
the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro. 
Always read and follow label directions. 
ARES is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; Clearfield is a registered 
trade-mark of BASF Agrochemical Products B.V., both used with permission by 
BASF Canada Inc. All other trade-marks of the property of their respective 
owners. 
© 2012 BASF Canada 
Inc 
Harley House BASF Canada Inc. (204) 985-1887 harley.house@basf.com  Natalie 
Little-Rowe ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 236 
natalie@oncommunication.ca 
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc. 
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CO: BASF Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: AGR  
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