Innovative rhizobia in NODULATOR® XL heightens yield potential

BASF highlights functional crop care products at Agri-Trade 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, in Red Deer at Agri-Trade, BASF 
Canada Inc. (BASF) showcased products from its new Functional Crop Care unit 
including NODULATOR(®) XL, a pea and lentil inoculant featuring a unique 
strain of rhizobia for increased yield potential. 
Rhizobia are soil bacteria that, in a symbiotic relationship with their host 
plant, produce root nodules to conduct nitrogen fixation. The more active 
strain of rhizobia has the ability of improving nitrogen fixation, which 
results in increased yield potential. 
"NODULATOR XL consists of an innovative strain in today's inoculant market — 
a new highly active strain of rhizobia," said David Townsend, Brand Manager - 
Functional Crop Care for BASF. "The rhizobia have shown increased root 
biomass, faster canopy closure, and improved nodulation versus older strains, 
leading to increased nitrogen fixation and higher yields." 
According to recent field scale trials, the new strain of rhizobia in 
NODULATOR XL has been shown to boost yields by three to eight per cent in peas 
and lentils. Along with the high rhizobia count, the inoculant also offers 
ease-of-use with the solid core granule formulation for better flow and less 
bridging, leading to a more consistent application and bigger, greener plants. 
"When compared to traditional peat crumble, the solid core granules have 
proven to provide greater durability," said Townsend. "The solid core 
granules, unlike the peat crumble, are consistent in their shape and size, 
allowing for better flowability, better uniformity and more accurate 
NODULATOR XL is available in three convenient formulations: self-adhering 
sterile peat, solid core granules and liquid inoculant. 
"With the addition of inoculants, BASF now offers growers a complete crop 
protection cycle from the seed to the inoculants and to the herbicide and 
fungicide treatments," added Townsend. 
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SOURCE  BASF Canada Inc. 
Christina Stroud BASF Canada Inc. Tel: (289) 360-6062  Alison Inglis ON Communication Tel: 
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