Planning a pre-emerge herbicide application should be a priority for corn growers in 2013

Planning a pre-emerge herbicide application should be a priority for corn 
growers in 2013 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - There are many factors corn growers 
should consider in the spring, but according to BASF Canada Inc. (BASF), 
applying a pre-emerge herbicide should be a top priority. 
"Weeds can have a significant impact on early corn development, so it's 
critical to keep corn fields weed-free right up to the six-leaf stage," says 
Drew Thompson, Technical Development Specialist with BASF Canada. "Using a 
pre-emerge herbicide can help growers protect their investment, setting the 
stage to maximize their yield potential at harvest." 
Research has shown that early weeds can rob corn yields because they compete 
with the emerging plant. When the corn crop and weeds emerge together, corn 
plants will divert energy away from root development to grow taller than the 
weed while reducing yield potential in the process. 
"The longer the corn can remain weed-free, the higher the potential for 
yield," says Thompson. 
Starting early with a pre-emerge application of INTEGRITY(®) herbicide 
provides residual early weed control to manage such tough weeds as velvetleaf, 
cocklebur and yellow nutsedge. The wide application window and residual 
activity of INTEGRITY makes it a good option for application even before 
planting begins. 
"Applying a pre-emerge herbicide will help get corn off to its best possible 
start," says Thompson. "It really should be your first decision this spring." 
INTEGRITY is registered for use in Eastern Canada. To learn more about 
effective pre-emerge weed management strategies for corn, visit 
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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© 2013 BASF Canada Inc. 
Joel Johnson BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6041 
Natalie Little-Rowe ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 236 
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