Growers can reap the benefits of a faster harvest and cleaner field with HEAT® LQ

Pre-harvest herbicide from BASF is recommended for field peas, soybeans, dry beans, sunflowers and canola.

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Harvest is quickly approaching and BASF recommends a pre-harvest application of HEAT® LQ herbicide for a faster harvest and cleaner fields.

HEAT LQ is registered for pre-harvest applications on field peas, soybeans, dry beans, sunflowers and canola.

"When applied pre-harvest, HEAT LQ tank-mixed with glyphosate gives growers a fast and complete burndown of both crops and broadleaf weeds to improve harvest and keep fields cleaner for the following season," said Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager, Western Herbicides and Clearfield at BASF Canada. "Applying HEAT LQ can help speed up crop dry down and can help growers manage workload during a busy time."

BASF recommends that growers follow label rates and recommendations for timing in order to maximize use of the product.

  • Field peas – when greater than two thirds of the pods are dry and brown.
  • Canola – to help facilitate straight cutting canola, apply when 60 to 75 percent of seeds have changed colour.
  • Soybeans – at 80 to 90 percent leaf drop.
  • Dry Beans – when 90 percent of the pods have changed colour, and 80 to 90 percent leaf drop.
  • Sunflowers – when the back of the heads have started to turn yellow.

"BASF is committed to working with Canadian growers to provide the best solutions and maintain the high standards of Canadian agriculture," said Eastman.

For more information about HEAT LQ for pre-harvest applications, visit www.AgSolutions.ca

Always read and follow label directions.

HEAT is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; 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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