New TWINLINE(TM) fungicide delivers a new level of superior disease control to cereals+

MISSISSAUGA ON, Jan. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Newly-registered TWINLINETM fungicide from BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) is bringing superior leaf disease control to cereals in Canada.+ Registered on wheat, barley and oats, TWINLINE fungicide provides dual modes of action to control leaf diseases with the added power of AgCelenceTM.

TWINLINE controls a broad range of leaf diseases in cereals, including tan spot, septoria leaf spot, leaf rust, stripe rust, spot blotch, net blotch, scald, crown rust and powdery mildew.

"TWINLINE is truly a unique fungicide for today's cereal grower," says Mike Bakker, Brand Manager of Fungicides at BASF. "I believe growers are looking for a new level of leaf disease control for cereals, and TWINLINE delivers. Plus it provides the proven benefits of AgCelence, which is a feature unique to BASF fungicides."

As a product that contains pyraclostrobin (the active ingredient in HEADLINE®), TWINLINE provides AgCelence benefits which often include greener leaves, stronger stems for better harvestability and higher yield potential compared to untreated acres.

Over the past two years BASF evaluated the leaf disease control of TWINLINE in large-scale Federal Research Authorization trials across Western Canada. Results were very positive with excellent disease control leading to an average yield response of 2-4 bushels / acre.+

"It is BASF's goal to bring new, innovative products to the Canadian cereal market and TWINLINE is a result of that focus," says Bakker.

Learn more about TWINLINE, including application timing and trial results, by visiting at www.agsolutions.ca.

About the BASF SE Crop Protection division
With sales of €4.0 billion in 2010, BASF SE'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 SE'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.

© 2012 BASF Canada Inc.

+ - In comparison to the Untreated Acre
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TWINLINE is a trade-mark of BASF SE, AgCelence is a trademark of BASF SE, and
HEADLINE is a trade-mark of BASF Corporation all used with permission by BASF Canada Inc.


SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.

For further information:

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


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