BASF recieves registration for first Canadian fungicide with XEMIUM™ active
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received
its first fungicide registration for the highly-anticipated active ingredient
XEMIUM™. New PRIAXOR™ DS is the first Canadian fungicide containing the
new active ingredient XEMIUM, an entirely new active in the carboxamide
family. PRIAXOR DS is registered on field peas, lentils and chickpeas.
PRIAXOR DS uses multiple modes of action to bind itself to the leaf surface
for immediate contact activity. It then provides ongoing systemic activity to
redistribute throughout the plant for continuous disease protection - even on
areas of the plant that were missed during spraying.
"It's not often that a fungicide with this kind of mobility comes to market,"
says Jason Leitch, Brand Manager - Fungicide, at BASF Canada. "PRIAXOR DS acts
quickly to protect against such key pulse crop diseases as mycosphaerella
blight in peas and anthracnose in lentils. But it's the ongoing activity that
makes it so unique."
PRIAXOR DS combines XEMIUM premixed with the active ingredient found in
HEADLINE(®) to provide growers with a new multiple mode of action fungicide
for disease resistance management. This combination also offers the plant
health benefits of AgCelence™ including larger pods, consistent seed size
and improved harvestability with an average yield advantage of up to 3 bu/ac
compared to other treatments.
"Growers have told us they want higher yields with improved seed quality in
pulses," says Leitch. "PRIAXOR DS has shown it delivers both."
This is the first of several fungicides in the BASF pipeline that will feature
the new XEMIUM active ingredient. The launch of new fungicide products
containing XEMIUM will be phased in as BASF addresses global Maximum Residue
Limits (MRLs) on other crops as part of its commitment to delivering
sustainable solutions to Canadian growers.
More information about PRIAXOR DS is available at www.agsolutions.ca/PRIAXORDS.
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.
HEADLINE is a registered trade-mark of BASF Corporation; AgCelence,
XEMIUM and PRIAXOR are trade-marks of BASF SE; all used with permission
by BASF Canada Inc. HEADLINE should be used in a preventative disease
© 2012 BASF Canada Inc
Jason Leitch BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6037 firstname.lastname@example.org
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