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BASF supports the use of HEAT® herbicide as a pre-harvest application for the 2014 season

July 31, 2014
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Import tolerances now established for field peas, dry beans, sunflowers and soybeans

MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ – Effective today, BASF has established a complete set of maximum residue limits (MRLs) in key export markets around the world, including the EU, for the use of HEAT® herbicide for pre-harvest applications.

Growers can now apply HEAT herbicide for pre-harvest use on field peas, dry beans, sunflowers and soybeans.

“BASF is committed to innovative solutions that help Canadian growers produce the best crop possible,” said Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager, Western Herbicides, for BASF Canada. “HEAT herbicide tank-mixed with glyphosate offers growers a fast and complete dry down of crops and weeds to not only help speed up and improve harvest, but leave fields cleaner for the following year.”

When used as a harvest aid, HEAT tank-mixed with glyphosate speeds up days to harvest three to five times faster than glyphosate alone.

“While HEAT can be used as a harvest aid and desiccant on dry beans, field peas, sunflowers and soybeans, BASF is still working with key importing countries to establish MRLs for additional crops that are currently registered for pre-harvest use on the HEAT label,” said Eastman.

For other crops registered on the HEAT label for pre-harvest use, growers should consult with the processing and exporting companies that they plan to sell their crops to before finalizing harvest aid/desiccant decisions to ensure marketability of the crop.

If you have any questions, contact AgSolutions® customer care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).

For more information about HEAT herbicide visit www.agsolutions.ca.

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 Inc.

© 2014 BASF Canada

BASF – The Chemical Company

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 $19.3 billion in 2013. 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 about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 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.

Article source: http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/basf-supports-heat-herbicide-pre-144700376.html

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