MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Canadian growers have a
new herbicide option in field peas and dry beans. BASF Canada Inc.
(BASF) announced today that it has received registration from the Pest
Management Regulatory Agency for new VIPER® ADV herbicide on field peas and dry beans for the 2013 season.
VIPER ADV is a liquid formulation that uses two modes of action to
provide a resistance management solution for a broad spectrum of grassy
and broadleaf weeds. In addition to being an effective resistance
management tool, VIPER ADV offers rotational freedom and follow crop
"With new VIPER ADV, growers get excellent weed management and the
follow-crop flexibility they desire," says Joel Johnson, Brand Manager
for Western Herbicides at BASF Canada. "VIPER ADV is the next
generation of herbicide. It offers superior control of tough and
resistant weeds and its new liquid formulation gives growers an
VIPER ADV initiates weed control activity on contact and also provides
systemic action after it is absorbed through the roots and leaves to
move through the plant for maximum control.
The multiple modes of action in VIPER ADV provide strong activity
against Group 1-resistant wild oats, Group 2-resistant wild mustard and
Group 2-resistant broadleaf weeds, including kochia and cleavers — two
aggressive weeds that are becoming increasingly problematic in field
peas and dry beans in Western Canada.
"The introduction of VIPER ADV makes our premium offering in field peas
and dry beans even better and will help set up growers for long-term
success," says Johnson.
For more information on VIPER ADV herbicide, visit www.AgSolutions.ca.
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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VIPER ADV is a trade-mark of BASF SE, used with permission by BASF
© 2013 BASF Canada Inc
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
For further information:
BASF Canada Inc.
Jo Ann Robinson
ON Communication Inc.
(519) 434-1365 x 230