BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Chris Wittig, for his dedication to farming

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 18, 2015 /CNW/ - BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Chris Wittig, for his commitment to agriculture in the second edition of a series of grower profiles.

The Wittig family farming operation began in 1972 when his father moved from Saskatchewan to British Columbia. As a second-generation farmer, Wittig farms about 3,500 acres. 

"Our farm has grown into a family affair," Wittig said. "Just in the last few years, I have taken over the family farm from my father and will continue to run the farm with the same care and dedication."

For the last five years, Chris has been growing Clearfield® wheat on his farm. "We really like the Clearfield program and have extremely clean fields. They make us happy and we're really proud to show them off."

"BASF is proud to work with growers like Wittig, who are dedicated to the future of farming and are meeting challenges head on," said Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager Western Herbicides and Clearfield. "It is important to recognize the hard work growers do every day across the country. We look towards the future of farming and work hard to develop products that will benefit farms like Mr. Wittig's."

Wittig understands how important it is to stay ahead of the curve, especially with some of the resistance challenges growers are now facing. To mitigate those challenges, Wittig introduces new products with different modes of action to his farm.

"It is important to use multiple modes of action because it helps delay resistance and maximizes the herbicide technology that we have," said Wittig. "I find overall yield and weed control great with BASF herbicides, and the Clearfield wheat system."

In addition, Wittig uses ALTITUDE FX® on his Clearfield wheat Abound variety. The ALTITUDE FX herbicide provides excellent weed control in cereals, with superior control of volunteer barley.

"I am extremely happy with all our BASF products that we've used. The products help keep our weeds down which allows us to grow a stronger crop."

For more information about the Clearfield Production System for wheat or ALTITUDE FX herbicide, visit: www.agsolutions.ca.

Always read and follow label directions.

Clearfield is a registered trade-mark of BASF Agrochemical Products B.V.; ALTITUDE FX 2 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; Sara O'Halloran, ON Communication, Tel: (519) 434-1365 x212, E-mail: sara@oncommunication.ca


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