BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada team up again for improved weed management

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Working together with retailers across eastern Canada, BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada are once again offering growers a $1 per acre rebate when INTEGRITY®, ERAGON®, MARKSMAN® and/or ARMEZON® herbicides are purchased with matching acres of Roundup WeatherMAX® herbicide. Together, these tank-mix partners deliver multiple modes of action for optimized activity on tough to control and potentially resistant weeds.

For growers in eastern Canada, this will be a year-end rebate that is applicable on products purchased between October 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. Growers will receive their rebate cheque in fall of 2014.

"The potential for herbicide resistance is a concern, so it's important for growers to use best practices, which includes using multiple modes of action when controlling weeds," said Sean Chiki, Brand Manager for Herbicides at BASF Canada. "Rotating herbicide chemistries and using multiple modes of action are necessary strategies for sustainable weed management."

As key tank-mix partners, INTEGRITY, ERAGON, MARKSMAN and ARMEZON complement Roundup WeatherMAX by providing additional modes of action for optimized weed control. Together, they combat glyphosate-resistant weeds such as Canada fleabane, common ragweed and giant ragweed.

"Monsanto is committed to delivering high yielding corn and soybean varieties to growers through elite germplasm and traits," said Jenna Book, Crop Protection Marketing Manager at Monsanto Canada. "Partnering with BASF herbicides provides maximum control of glyphosate-resistant weeds with the added benefit of residual weed control. Adding a tank-mix partner offers growers optimal weed control which maximizes their crop yields."

In addition to the $1 per acre rebate, growers are eligible for AgSolutions® Rewards on their INTEGRITY, ERAGON, MARKSMAN and ARMEZON purchases. For additional information on the program, farmers should contact their local BASF and Monsanto retailers.

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 www.monsanto.ca.

About BASF

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 WeatherMAX® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada, Inc. licensee.

AgSolutions and MARKSMAN are registered trade-marks of BASF Corporation; INTEGRITY, ERAGON and ARMEZON are registered trade-marks of BASF SE; all used with permission by BASF SE.

© 2013 BASF Canada Inc. and Monsanto Canada Inc.

SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.

For further information:

Media Inquiries:
Monsanto Canada Contact:
Name: Jenna Book, Monsanto Canada Inc.
Tel.: (204) 985-1052
Email: jenna.l.book@monsanto.com

BASF Canada Contact:
Name: Christina Stroud, BASF Canada Inc.
Tel.: (289) 360- 6062
Email: christina.stroud@basf.com


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