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
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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BASF Canada Inc.
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