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BASF Canada registers Priaxor™ fungicide in Eastern Canada


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 carboxamide family.

"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 potential.

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 resistance strategy.

"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.

About BASF BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its 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 information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Always read and follow label directions.

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 Canada Inc.

© 2013 BASF Canada Inc.

SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.

Jason Leitch BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6037 jason.leitch@basf.com 

Alison Inglis ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 224 alison@oncommunication.ca

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CO: BASF Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AGR NP

-0- Aug/21/2013 14:30 GMT

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