BASF announces new seed treatment registered for use in cereals

MISSISSAUGA, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Growers looking to maximize crop production 
and ensure crops get off to the best start with excellent disease control have 
a new seed treatment available to them. BASF Canada (BASF) today announced 
that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has registered INSURE™ 
Cereal seed treatment for use for the 2013 season. 
INSURE Cereal is the only seed treatment that provides excellent disease 
control along with the unique plant health benefits of AgCelence™ for 
faster, more uniform emergence, leading to an improved stand, increased 
seedling vigour and maximized yield potential, especially in cold and wet 
"The active ingredients and the special seed treatment formulation work 
together to give seeds and seedlings protection from seed- and soil-borne 
diseases," says Piero Castro, Brand Manager, Cereal Fungicide and Seed 
Solutions at BASF Canada. "Also seeds treated with INSURE Cereal have the same 
benefits of AgCelence that growers have become accustomed to through using 
INSURE Cereal provides multiple modes of action with active ingredients from 
Groups 3, 4 and 11 for effective, broad-spectrum disease control. Seeds 
treated with INSURE Cereal showed a higher percentage of emergence and higher 
yields compared to other treatments. 
The product, which is registered on wheat, barley and oats, is effective in 
treating Seed rot, Seedling blight, and Loose smut and is available in a 
ready-to-use, liquid formulation that reduces damping-off effects. 
For more information on INSURE Cereal seed treatment, For full application instructions, growers should 
always read label directions. 
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 
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Always read and follow label directions. 
INSURE and AgCelence are trade-marks of BASF SE; HEADLINE is a registered 
trade-mark of BASF Corporation; all used with permission by BASF Canada Inc. 
HEADLINE should be used in a preventative disease control program. 
© 2013 BASF Canada Inc. 
Piero Castro BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6069 
Natalie Little-Rowe ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 236 
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc. 
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