BASF announces new herbicide innovation registered for glyphosate-tolerant soybeans

BASF announces new herbicide innovation registered for glyphosate-tolerant 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Growers looking to maximize yields in 
their glyphosate-tolerant soybeans now have a new herbicide in their arsenal. 
BASF Canada announced today that the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) 
has registered OPTILL(TM) herbicide on soybeans for the 2013 season. 
OPTILL is a pre-plant soybean herbicide that offers a fast burndown and 
superior residual weed control of grass and broadleaf weeds. Pre-registration 
trial results for OPTILL show a yield increase of two to three bushels per 
acre compared to using glyphosate alone. 
"OPTILL allows growers to achieve their maximum yield, regardless of whether 
they're running vertical tillage or no-till operations - it's a great fit," 
says Joel Johnson, Brand Manager - Herbicides at BASF Canada. "It provides a 
clean start, with greater control of dandelions and grassy weeds from planting 
through to early crop development. Even in situations with heavy crop residue, 
it provides good residual activity." 
Tank-mixed with glyphosate, OPTILL is a premix dry formulation of KIXOR(®) 
and imazethapyr (Group 14 and Group 2) that uses multiple modes of action to 
control a broad spectrum of weeds in glyphosate-tolerant soybeans. When 
applied pre-plant, OPTILL is part of a two-pass program that provides a fast 
and complete burndown with early season residual control of later germinating 
weeds for four to six weeks.
"The fast burndown and residual activity allows growers to have clean fields 
at the start of the season, and keep them clean all season long," says Johnson. 
For more information on OPTILL herbicide, visit For full 
application instructions, growers should always read and follow label 
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. 
OPTILL is a trade-mark and KIXOR is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; all 
used with permission by BASF Canada Inc. 
© 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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