MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 11, 2014 /CNW/ - BASF Canada Inc. is in the final
stages of establishing import tolerances or maximum residue limits
(MRLs) on field peas, dry beans, sunflowers, and soybeans for key
markets around the world.
Since most countries establish their own MRLs for imported foods, this
announcement means growers will have the option of using HEAT® herbicide as a harvest aid/desiccant on export crops in 2014.
"Growers apply a pre-harvest application for three key reasons: to dry
weeds down, to speed up crop drying time, and for weed control the next
year," said Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager, Western Herbicides for
BASF. "The addition of HEAT herbicide helps improve growers'
pre-harvest glyphosate application for all these reasons."
By tank-mixing glyphosate with HEAT, growers will now have the ultimate
harvest aid with desiccant properties. Growers can get a fast crop and
weed dry down to speed up and improve harvest, while ensuring a cleaner
field for the following year.
Registered in 2010 for use as a pre-seed burndown, HEAT herbicide has
quickly become an essential glyphosate tank-mix partner for pre-seed
and chemfallow applications, improving the level of weed control and
providing a superior option for the proactive management of weed
BASF is supporting the use of HEAT herbicide for use as a harvest
aid/desiccant on dry beans, field peas, sunflowers, and soybeans in
2014, and continues to work towards establishing import tolerances for
key markets around the world for other crops registered on the HEAT
label for pre-harvest use.
"BASF is committed to working with Canadian growers to provide the best
solutions and maintain the high standards and reputation of Canadian
agriculture," said Eastman.
Growers are advised to be aware of international regulations. If you are
concerned about potential MRL risks for your export crops, contact BASF
AgSolutions® at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).
Always read and follow label directions.
HEAT is a registered trade-mark of BASF SE; AgSolutions is a registered
trade-mark of BASF Corporation; all used with permission by BASF Canada
© 2014 BASF Canada Inc.
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BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE,
and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered
in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF
SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North
America, and had sales of $19.4 billion in 2013. For more information
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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and
crop protection products to oil and gas. 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 about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees
as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on
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SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
For further information:
BASF Canada Inc.
Tel: (289) 360-6062
Jo Ann Robinson
Tel: (519) 963-1946