BASF Canada, Monsanto Canada team up to offer growers improved weed management
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the second annual Ipsos
Reid poll conducted on behalf of BASF, 69 per cent of western Canadian growers
believe weeds are getting tougher to control.
To help growers manage weeds and weed resistance, Monsanto and BASF are
recommending that growers tank-mix Roundup Transorb(®) HC or Roundup
Ultra2(®) herbicide with HEAT(®) or DISTINCT(®) herbicide. And growers will
now receive a $0.50 per acre discount on Roundup Transorb HC, or Roundup
Ultra2 herbicides, when purchased with matching acres of HEAT and/or DISTINCT
"Weed resistance is an increasing area of focus for western Canadian growers,"
said Danielle Eastman, Associate Brand Manager for Western Herbicides at BASF
Canada. "Fighting resistance with sustainable weed management best practices
and innovative chemistry solutions will help growers better manage this issue
and maximize their crop yield."
The new combined offer controls tough weeds in a pre-seed burnoff, chemfallow
or post-harvest treatment. In addition, farmers are eligible for BASF's
AgSolutions(®) Rewards on their DISTINCT and HEAT purchases.
DISTINCT and HEAT herbicides by BASF complement Roundup(® )brand herbicides
by providing additional modes of action for optimized weed control. This
tank-mix provides growers with a great tool to control tough weeds such as
kochia, dandelion and volunteer glyphosate-tolerant canola.
"We're pleased to partner with BASF to offer growers an integrated weed
management solution," said Jenna Book, Crop Protection Marketing Manager with
Monsanto Canada. "Tank-mixing multiple modes of action is an important part of
sustainable weed management and helps growers take a proactive approach to
prevent and manage all types of weed resistance."
For additional information on the program, farmers should contact their local
BASF or Monsanto retailer.
About Monsanto Canada
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the
larger global Monsanto family. Monsanto Company is an agricultural company and
a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural
products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains
focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more
from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as
water and energy. Learn more about our business and our commitments at
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
operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF's activities in
Canada visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfcanada.
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. Further information on BASF
is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
Always read and follow label directions.
Roundup, Roundup Ultra2 and Roundup Transorb HC are registered trade-marks of
Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada, Inc., licensee.
AgSolutions and DISTINCT are registered trade-marks of BASF Corporation; HEAT
is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; all used with permission by BASF SE.
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