BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada working together for improved weed management

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada have teamed up for a new program that promotes best stewardship practices for improved weed control and sustainable weed management.

Working together with retailers across Eastern Canada, BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada are offering farmers a $1-per-acre rebate when Roundup WeatherMAX® herbicide is purchased with matching acres of INTEGRITY®, ERAGON®, MARKSMAN® or ARMEZONherbicides. Together, these tank-mix partners deliver multiple modes of action to meet the challenge of controlling tough and resistant weeds.

"Using multiple modes of action is a recommended way to improve the control over higher rates of glyphosate alone, and is a proven way to help delay the development and spread of herbicide resistance," says Sean Chiki, Brand Manager for Herbicides at BASF Canada. "Adding these new modes of action to your herbicide program is an important step for improved weed control and 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 can also combat glyphosate-resistant weeds such as Canada fleabane, common ragweed and giant ragweed.

"We're very pleased to be working together to provide farmers with the best solutions for their fields," says Sean Dilk, Weed Management Technical Lead at Monsanto Canada. "Using an effective tank-mix partner with Roundup WeatherMAX helps provide control of glyphosate-resistant weeds while offering residual weed control. Tank-mixing multiple modes of action is an important part of sustainable weed management."

The off-invoice discount is applicable on products sold between November 15, 2012 and June 30, 2013. In addition, farmers 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 Roundup brand herbicide retailers.

About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF's Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.

Always read and follow label directions.

Tank mixtures: The applicable labelling for each product must be in the possession of the user at the time of application. Follow applicable use instructions, including application rates, precautions and restrictions of each product used in the tank mixture. Monsanto has not tested all tank-mix product formulations for compatibility or performance other than specifically listed by brand name. Always predetermine the compatibility of tank mixtures by mixing small proportional quantities in advance. 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 and ERAGON are registered trade-marks and ARMEZON is a trade-mark of BASF SE; all used with permission by BASF Canada Inc.

© 2013 Monsanto Canada, Inc. and BASF Canada Inc.

 

SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.

For further information:

Sean Chiki
BASF Canada Inc.
(289) 360-6041
sean.chiki@basf.com

Natalie Little-Rowe
ON Communication Inc.
(519) 434-1365x236
natalie@oncommunication.ca


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