BASF receives registration for ARMEZON™ in Eastern Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received regulatory approval for the use of new ARMEZON™ herbicide on field, seed, and sweet corn crops in Eastern Canada for the 2012 growing season.

ARMEZON leverages topramezone as its active ingredient which was first introduced to Eastern Canada in 2007 under a different brand name.

"ARMEZON offers tremendous flexibility for corn growers," says Andrew Elgersma, Marketing Manager for Eastern Herbicides at BASF Canada. "It will offer growers the crop safety and application flexibility they're looking for in seed, sweet, and field corn."

When tank mixed with atrazine, ARMEZON provides post-emergence control of common annual weeds in seed and sweet corn, including lady's thumb, lamb's-quarters, common ragweed, Eastern black nightshade, and redroot pigweed. It also provides fast knockdown of annual grasses.

ARMEZON tank mixed with glyphosate and atrazine for glyphosate tolerant corn enhances the power of glyphosate with an additional mode of action that not only acts as a resistance management tool, but also provides fast grass knockdown and improved control of tough broadleaf weeds versus glyphosate alone.

For more information about ARMEZON, visit www.agsolutions.ca/armezon.

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.

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ARMEZON is a trade-mark of BASF SE and AgSolutions is a registered trade-mark of BASF Corporation, used with permission by BASF Canada Inc.

© 2012 BASF Canada Inc                           

SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.

For further information:

Andrew Elgersma
BASF Canada Inc.
(289) 360-6024
andrew.elgersma@basf.com 

Natalie Little
ON Communication Inc.
(519) 434-1365 x 236
natalie@on-communication.biz


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