With fall fast approaching, BASF Canada reminds growers about importance of post-harvest application

With fall fast approaching, BASF Canada reminds growers about importance of 
post-harvest application 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - According to researchers at the 
University of Alberta, more than 7.7 million hectares of western Canada 
farmland are infested with herbicide-resistant weeds, and the number is 
growing. Along with proper crop rotations, changing up timing and herbicide 
rotations are excellent strategies for managing weed resistance. 
In the last year, the University of Alberta, with the support of BASF Canada, 
has conducted trials in post-harvest herbicide applications to see the effects 
of managing weeds in the fall. The researchers found applying a post-harvest 
application of DISTINCT(®) herbicide reduces the seed set in kochia by 50 per 
cent. 
In BASF grower trials, DISTINCT is found to also provide excellent weed 
control in perennial and winter annual weeds such as narrow-leaved hawk's 
beard, Canada thistle and dandelion. 
"With an application to those weeds in the fall, growers get them when they're 
beginning to take carbohydrates from the leaves down into the roots, enabling 
them to overwinter. Waiting until spring can be too late because weeds can 
start growing early, getting too big and becoming much harder to control with 
a spring application," said Bryce Geisel, Technical Development Specialist for 
BASF Canada. "A post-harvest application allows growers to focus pre-seed 
burndown on those spring germinating weeds and eliminates the need to worry 
about perennial and winter annual weed escapes in your crop." 
In the past, growers had limited options for herbicide applications when it 
came to re-cropping to canola, but new chemistries offered in DISTINCT provide 
growers with more options to help manage weeds. DISTINCT sets fields up for 
success in the spring and offers a wide window of rotational crop freedom. 
Applied by October 1, growers can seed any cereal crop and canola. 
A post-harvest burndown allows growers to start with a cleaner field come 
spring, meaning far less weed competition during seeding. Using multiple modes 
of action and executing a post-harvest strategy help delay resistant weeds and 
establish better seeding and crop conditions, improving yield opportunity the 
following season. 
For more information on DISTINCT, please visit www.agsolutions.ca. 
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BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and 
an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham 
Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, 
Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales 
of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American 
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Canada visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfcanada. 
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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. Further information on BASF 
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© 2013 BASF Canada 
Inc.
 

SOURCE  BASF Canada Inc. 
Joel Johnson BASF Canada Inc. (289) 360-6041 joel.d.johnson@basf.com 
Laura Duffy ON Communication Inc. (519) 434-1365 x 223 
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ST: Ontario
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