MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - According to the second annual
Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of BASF, 69 per cent of western
Canadian growers believe weeds are getting tougher to control.
To help growers manage weeds and weed resistance, Monsanto and BASF are
recommending that growers tank-mix Roundup Transorb® HC or Roundup Ultra2® herbicide with HEAT® or DISTINCT® herbicide. And growers will now receive a $0.50 per acre discount on
Roundup Transorb HC, or Roundup Ultra2 herbicides, when purchased with
matching acres of HEAT and/or DISTINCT herbicides.
"Weed resistance is an increasing area of focus for western Canadian
growers," said Danielle Eastman, Associate Brand Manager for Western
Herbicides at BASF Canada. "Fighting resistance with sustainable weed
management best practices and innovative chemistry solutions will help
growers better manage this issue and maximize their crop yield."
The new combined offer controls tough weeds in a pre-seed burnoff,
chemfallow or post-harvest treatment. In addition, farmers are eligible
for BASF's AgSolutions® Rewards on their DISTINCT and HEAT purchases.
DISTINCT and HEAT herbicides by BASF complement Roundup® brand herbicides by providing additional modes of action for optimized
weed control. This tank-mix provides growers with a great tool to
control tough weeds such as kochia, dandelion and volunteer
"We're pleased to partner with BASF to offer growers an integrated weed
management solution," said Jenna Book, Crop Protection Marketing
Manager with Monsanto Canada. "Tank-mixing multiple modes of action is
an important part of sustainable weed management and helps growers take
a proactive approach to prevent and manage all types of weed
For additional information on the program, farmers should contact their
local BASF or Monsanto retailer.
About Monsanto Canada
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monsanto Canada Inc. is part of the
larger global Monsanto family. Monsanto Company is an agricultural
company and a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and
agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale
farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our
world's natural resources such as water and energy. Learn more about
our business and our commitments at www.monsanto.ca.
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 more than 16,600 employees in North
America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information
about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us. To find out more about BASF's activities in Canada visit www.basf.ca or follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/basfcanada.
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 €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees
as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on
the Internet at www.basf.com.
Always read and follow label directions.
Roundup, Roundup Ultra2 and Roundup Transorb HC are registered
trade-marks of Monsanto Technology LLC, Monsanto Canada, Inc.,
AgSolutions and DISTINCT are registered trade-marks of BASF Corporation; HEAT is a
registered trade-mark of BASF SE; all used with permission by BASF SE.
© 2013 BASF Canada Inc. and Monsanto Canada Inc.
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
For further information:
Monsanto Canada Contact:
Name: Jenna Book, Monsanto Canada Inc.
Tel.: (204) 985-1052
BASF Canada Contact:
Name: Christina Stroud, BASF Canada Inc.
Tel.: (289) 360- 6062