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.
For more information about NODULATOR XL or other BASF biologicals visit
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NODULATOR XL is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE, used with permission by
BASF Canada Inc.
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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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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.
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