MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Managing tough-to-control and
potentially resistant weeds in a pre-seed burnoff is becoming an
increasing challenge for farmers.
Monsanto and BASF are recommending that farmers optimize weed control by
tank mixing Roundup Transorb® HC with HEAT® herbicide as the best way to meet this challenge.
"Using multiple modes of action is the best way to improve the control
of Roundup® brand herbicides and is a proven way to help delay the development and
spread of herbicide resistance," says Joel Johnson, Brand Manager for
Western Herbicides at BASF Canada. "HEAT has a unique Group 14
chemistry that provides farmers with a second mode of action for
pre-seed burnoff and chemfallow treatments."
As part of their efforts to promote best stewardship practices, Monsanto
and BASF have announced they are partnering with retailers across
Western Canada to offer farmers a $0.50-per-acre discount on Roundup
Transorb HC when they purchase matching acres of HEAT herbicide plus
"We're very pleased to be working together to provide farmers with the
best solutions for their fields," says Sean Dilk, Weed Management
Technical Lead at Monsanto Canada. "Mixing HEAT with Roundup Transorb
HC is an important part of sustainable weed management for reduced
As a tank-mix partner, HEAT complements the weed management offered by
Roundup Transorb HC. By providing the fastest and sharpest burndown,
it's effective in managing tough weeds such as volunteer canola and
kochia as well as many other potentially resistant weeds.
The off-invoice discount is applicable on products sold between November
15, 2012 and June 30, 2013. In addition, farmers are eligible for AgSolutions® Rewards on HEAT. For additional information on the program, farmers
should contact their local BASF and Monsanto retailers.
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.
Always read and follow label directions.
Tank mixtures: The applicable labelling for each product must be in the possession of
the user at the time of application. Follow applicable use
instructions, including application rates, precautions and restrictions
of each product used in the tank mixture. Monsanto has not tested all
tank mix product formulations for compatibility or performance other
than specifically listed by brand name. Always predetermine the
compatibility of tank mixtures by mixing small proportional quantities
in advance. Roundup and Roundup Transorb are registered trademarks of
Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada, Inc. licensee. AgSolutions 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.
MERGE is a registered trade-mark of BASF Canada. © 2012 Monsanto
Canada, Inc. and BASF Canada Inc.
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
For further information:
BASF Canada Inc.
Jo Ann Robinson
ON Communication Inc.