MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Having seen the benefits of using
a non-Group 2 herbicide in their pre-seed/pre-emerge burndown, Western
Canadian growers are expanding their use of one of BASF's newest
herbicides before they plant their crops this year.
HEAT® herbicide, tank mixed with glyphosate, is the fastest pre-seed,
pre-emerge and chemfallow burndown herbicide available. It is designed
to control the toughest broadleaf weeds up to the 8-leaf stage. It can
be applied to fields before a number of different cereal or pulse
"Growers want to start their crops off right," says Joel Johnson, BASF
Brand Manager for Western Herbicides. "HEAT kills weeds fast and
effectively so you can plant your crops in the cleanest field
Because of its unique design within this new family of Group 14
chemistry, HEAT controls glyphosate-resistant and Group 2-resistant
broadleaf biotypes. With its multiple modes of action when tank mixed
with glyphosate, HEAT is an important part of a weed-resistance
management plan. The new herbicide dramatically improves your
glyphosate control because of its unique mobility within the weed that
complements glyphosate, and provides the fastest, sharpest and most
sustainable control of broadleaf weeds including large,
According to BASF Technical Development specialist, Mark Oostlander,
resistance is a growing concern, as more and more weeds are reported to
be resistant. A population of resistance weeds can grow to the point of
becoming the dominant biotype very quickly.
"Utilizing multiple modes of action is your best defence against weeds,"
says Oostlander. "Crop rotation, combined with a diverse herbicide
approach, is more important that ever."
More HEAT product information is available at www.agsolutions.ca/heat
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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