MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 28, 2012 /CNW/ - BASF Canada and Andrukow Group and Partners (AGSI) have committed to work with Western Canadian canola growers to raise money for Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation by providing growers with the latest technology and expert agronomic support.
The program, Grow with Your Community, is in its second year and provides growers with BASF's HEADLINE® fungicide so they can see the benefits on their own farms. The treated fields will be analyzed at harvest and any increase in production will be donated by the farmer. BASF will also match the donation from the grower with the highest yield increase.
"This is a great opportunity for growers to use a new product on their canola while supporting a very worthwhile cause," said Ernest Nycholat, Business Representative at BASF Canada. "We are so pleased to work with growers through this program for the second year."
AGSI will also donate $500 on behalf of each participating grower to the community organization of their choice upon registration in the program.
"AGSI is very excited to be working with BASF and our growers as a part of the Grow with Your Community program this year," said Keynon Ternovoy, Marketing and Business Development Coach at AGSI and Partners. "This program is an excellent way for growers to help improve their local community and support a very worthwhile organization, the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation."
The Stollery Children's Hospital, in Edmonton provides services to one of the largest health regions in the world including numerous specialty services. It is Western Canada's referral centre for pediatric cardiac surgery, a national leader in organ transplantation, and it cares for children from northern and central Alberta.
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 rapidly turn knowledge 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.
About Andrukow Group and Partners
AGSI has been serving clients in central Alberta for over 30 years. With 17 AGSI and Partner locations and an experienced staff of agronomic consultants, AGSI is living up to its promise of "Making agriculture, our clients and our people better, stronger and proud of their profession." For more information please visit: www.agsiag.com.
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