BASF, Monsanto recommend tank mixing HEAT® and Roundup Transorb® HC to
optimize weed control for pre-seed burnoff
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Managing tough-to-control and
potentially resistant weeds in a pre-seed burnoff is becoming an increasing
challenge for farmers.
Monsanto and BASF are recommending that farmers optimize weed control by tank
mixing Roundup Transorb(®) HC with HEAT(®) herbicide as the best way to meet
"Using multiple modes of action is the best way to improve the control of
Roundup(®) brand herbicides and is a proven way to help delay the development
and spread of herbicide resistance," says Joel Johnson, Brand Manager for
Western Herbicides at BASF Canada. "HEAT has a unique Group 14 chemistry that
provides farmers with a second mode of action for pre-seed burnoff and
As part of their efforts to promote best stewardship practices, Monsanto and
BASF have announced they are partnering with retailers across Western Canada
to offer farmers a $0.50-per-acre discount on Roundup Transorb HC when they
purchase matching acres of HEAT herbicide plus MERGE(®).
"We're very pleased to be working together to provide farmers with the best
solutions for their fields," says Sean Dilk, Weed Management Technical Lead at
Monsanto Canada. "Mixing HEAT with Roundup Transorb HC is an important part of
sustainable weed management for reduced tillage operations."
As a tank-mix partner, HEAT complements the weed management offered by Roundup
Transorb HC. By providing the fastest and sharpest burndown, it's effective in
managing tough weeds such as volunteer canola and kochia as well as many other
potentially resistant weeds.
The off-invoice discount is applicable on products sold between November 15,
2012 and June 30, 2013. In addition, farmers are eligible for AgSolutions(®)
Rewards on HEAT. For additional information on the program, farmers should
contact their local BASF and Monsanto retailers.
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.
Tank mixtures: The applicable labelling for each product must be in the
possession of the user at the time of application. Follow applicable use
instructions, including application rates, precautions and restrictions of
each product used in the tank mixture. Monsanto has not tested all tank mix
product formulations for compatibility or performance other than specifically
listed by brand name. Always predetermine the compatibility of tank mixtures
by mixing small proportional quantities in advance. Roundup and Roundup
Transorb are registered trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto
Canada, Inc. licensee. AgSolutions is a registered trade-mark of BASF
Corporation; HEAT is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; all used with
permission by BASF Canada Inc. MERGE is a registered trade-mark of BASF
Canada. © 2012 Monsanto Canada, Inc. and BASF Canada Inc.
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