MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 31, 2012 /CNW/ - The fungicide portfolio at BASF
Canada Inc. (BASF) is about to get a lot more interesting with the
addition of XEMIUM™. The new active ingredient is a next generation
carboxamide and has already received international registrations in
France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States on multiple
crops. In Canada, XEMIUM is registered for a number of row and
"XEMIUM has the unique ability to move throughout the plant in a more
consistent fashion to prevent diseases before they start," says Scott
Chapman, Fungicide and Seed Solutions Marketing Manager at BASF Canada.
"What's more, rainfall revives XEMIUM to give more continuous
protection during those critical periods."
XEMIUM was discovered by researchers at BASF headquarters as the
'next-generation' of fungicides. Initial studies conducted by BASF show
that XEMIUM performs better than other carboxamides on the market with
better harvestability and higher efficacy for disease management.
XEMIUM binds itself to the leaf surface to continuously block cell
respiration in fungi for preventative and curative disease control. Not
only does XEMIUM protect areas where it has been applied, but its
unique mobility properties also provide systemic activity to protect
parts of the plant that may have been missed during application.
"This is a whole new way to look at disease protection," says Chapman.
"The features in XEMIUM will be a significant benefit to the fungicide
market for more effective, consistent disease control with greater
application flexibility for Canadian growers."
BASF has submitted XEMIUM for registration worldwide to enhance its
global innovation pipeline for fungicides.
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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