BASF Canada, Monsanto Canada team up to offer growers improved weed management solutions

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 herbicides.

"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 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, 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.

© 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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