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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

-0- Oct/31/2012 16:23 GMT

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