BASF highlights functional crop care products at Agri-Trade
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, in Red Deer at Agri-Trade, BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) showcased
products from its new Functional Crop Care unit including NODULATOR® XL, a pea and lentil inoculant featuring a unique strain of rhizobia for
increased yield potential.
Rhizobia are soil bacteria that, in a symbiotic relationship with their
host plant, produce root nodules to conduct nitrogen fixation. The more
active strain of rhizobia has the ability of improving nitrogen
fixation, which results in increased yield potential.
"NODULATOR XL consists of an innovative strain in today's inoculant
market — a new highly active strain of rhizobia," said David Townsend,
Brand Manager - Functional Crop Care for BASF. "The rhizobia have shown
increased root biomass, faster canopy closure, and improved nodulation
versus older strains, leading to increased nitrogen fixation and higher
According to recent field scale trials, the new strain of rhizobia in
NODULATOR XL has been shown to boost yields by three to eight per cent
in peas and lentils. Along with the high rhizobia count, the inoculant
also offers ease-of-use with the solid core granule formulation for
better flow and less bridging, leading to a more consistent application
and bigger, greener plants.
"When compared to traditional peat crumble, the solid core granules have
proven to provide greater durability," said Townsend. "The solid core
granules, unlike the peat crumble, are consistent in their shape and
size, allowing for better flowability, better uniformity and more
NODULATOR XL is available in three convenient formulations:
self-adhering sterile peat, solid core granules and liquid inoculant.
"With the addition of inoculants, BASF now offers growers a complete
crop protection cycle from the seed to the inoculants and to the
herbicide and fungicide treatments," added Townsend.
For more information about NODULATOR XL or other BASF biologicals visit www.agsolutions.ca.
Always read and follow label directions.
NODULATOR XL is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE, used with permission
by BASF Canada Inc.
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and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered
in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF
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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
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SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
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