Research in GT corn shows residual herbicide two-pass system manages resistant weeds and boosts yield

Research in GT corn shows residual herbicide two-pass system manages resistant 
weeds and boosts yield 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Research from BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) 
has found there is value in using a residual two-pass system to manage 
herbicide resistant weeds in GT corn, while increasing average yield by more 
than 20 bushels per acre. 
In 2012, BASF conducted field trials in Ontario using a pre-emergence 
application of INTEGRITY(®) followed by ARMEZON™ post-emergence to evaluate 
the residual activity of a two-pass herbicide system on GT corn. The results 
of the two-pass system show improved control of tough and resistant weeds, 
including giant ragweed, plus there was an average yield increase of 20.7 
bushels per acre compared to a single glyphosate application applied at the 
four leaf stage. 
"These findings are valuable for growers who are concerned with 
herbicide-resistance on their field, and they give another option to manage 
Group 2, triazine and glyphosate resistant weeds," says Sean Chiki, Brand 
Manager for Herbicides at BASF Canada. 
The research is timely for growers. Earlier this spring, BASF released 
findings from an Ipsos Reid survey that found 61 per cent of growers in 
Ontario believe their weeds are getting tougher to control. That sentiment was 
echoed at an agricultural retailer meeting in February where 83 per cent of 
the 312 in attendance reported they have customers with weeds that are 
suspected to be herbicide resistant. 
"We've listened to growers and are doing research to help determine new 
strategies for effective weed management of resistant biotypes," says Chiki. 
"Introducing residual weed control through early crop development is a key 
step to managing resistant weeds. Adding multiple modes of action to top up 
a glyphosate or atrazine application is also critical to eliminate those weeds 
in order to maximize your yield in GT corn." 
When combined in a two-pass system, INTEGRITY used pre-emerge followed by 
ARMEZON post-emerge provides five different groups of chemistry for effective 
resistance management and residual control of all major grass and broadleaf 
weeds. ARMEZON also offers a wide application window from the first to seven 
leaf stage, which gives growers the flexibility needed for in-crop 
application. More information is available online at 
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portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop 
protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with 
environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and 
innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the 
current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to 
conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We 
have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry 
for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more 
than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on 
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INTEGRITY is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE and ARMEZON is a trade-mark of 
the BASF group of companies, both used with permission by BASF Canada Inc. 
© 2013 BASF Canada Inc. 
Sean Chiki BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6041 
Natalie Little-Rowe ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 236 
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