Corn and soybean growers have new fungicide option with new XEMIUM™ active
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) announced it
has received registration for PRIAXOR™ fungicide for use on corn and
soybeans in Eastern Canada. PRIAXOR is the first fungicide registered in
Eastern Canada containing XEMIUM™, the new active ingredient in the
"The new active ingredient, XEMIUM, allows growers to control pathogens over a
broad range of stages," says Rob Miller, Field Biologist at BASF. "The main
difference with XEMIUM is its strong mobility characteristics. It is able to
redistribute itself on the plant and leaf surface to provide more continuous
and consistent disease control so it can protect the parts of the plant that
were missed during spraying."
PRIAXOR also contains pyraclostrobin, the same active ingredient found in
BASF's HEADLINE(®) fungicide. It not only has control against a range of key
corn and soybean diseases, but also provides the unique plant health benefits
of AgCelence™, which include greener leaves and stronger stems and stalks
for improved harvestability, better management of minor heat, cold and drought
stress and better utilization of nutrients, all leading to higher yield
The result of combining these two active ingredients is that PRIAXOR uses
multiple modes of action from both Group 7 and Group 11 chemistries to provide
corn and soybean growers with a new tool to be used as part of their fungicide
"PRIAXOR is the newest fungicide innovation from BASF for corn and soybeans in
Eastern Canada," says Jason Leitch, Fungicide Brand Manager at BASF Canada.
"The constant activity is what makes it so unique and offers Canadian growers
a more advanced fungicide for their disease management strategy."
For more information about PRIAXOR visit www.agsolutions.ca.
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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
the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further
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AgCelence, PRIAXOR and XEMIUM are trade-marks of BASF SE; HEADLINE is a
registered trade-mark of BASF Corporation; all used with permission by BASF
© 2013 BASF Canada Inc.
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