BASF Canada awards three lucky growers with $5000 in herbicides

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Three lucky growers from across Western Canada each took home a grand prize of $5000 worth of herbicides courtesy of BASF Canada.

Growers were entered into the grand prize drawing after watching a video about resistance management and how to minimize the impact of weeds on their farm.

"BASF is committed to educating growers on herbicide resistance," said Danielle Eastman, Western Herbicides Brand Manager at BASF Canada. "This contest gave growers the opportunity to learn more about best practices for managing resistance from experts in the field while giving them a chance to win a great prize."

Prizes were awarded to Bill Simpson of Boissevain, Manitoba, Doug Herman from Drumheller, Alberta and Tom Lindenback from Weekes, Saskatchewan each took home $5000 of BASF herbicides.

BASF is committed to continuously bringing to market innovative chemistries that help growers realize the yield potential of their crops. Herbicide products like DISTINCT® and HEAT® LQ support this commitment as part of an effective resistance management strategy.

Always read and follow label directions.

DISTINCT is a registered trade-mark of BASF Corporation, HEAT is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; all used with permission by BASF Canada Inc.

©2015 BASF Canada Inc.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world's leading chemical company, 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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

SOURCE BASF Canada Inc.

For further information: Christina Stroud, BASF Canada Inc., Tel: (289) 360-6062, E-mail: christina.stroud@basf.com; Andrea Maillet, ON Communication, Tel: (519) 434-1365 x254, E-mail: andrea@oncommunication.ca


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