Growers Win Free Gas with 1-Pass - Saskatchewan Winners

15 Clearfield canola growers from Saskatchewan win $5000 worth of gas from BASF

BASF Canada recently announced the winners of its 2008 Clearfield® Win Gas with 1-Pass Sweepstakes. As part of the contest, 30 $5000 fuel vouchers were provided to randomly selected Clearfield canola growers across Western Canada. Fifteen of the lucky winners are from Saskatchewan, ten are from Alberta and five are from Manitoba.

The Saskatchewan winners include:

  • Kevin Kapeller, Arborfield
  • Greg Phillps, Melfort
  • Robert McJannet, Davidson
  • John Warrington, Mervin
  • Raymond Lacoursiere, Delmas
  • Wilfred McLeod, Plenty
  • Dan McKenzie, Lashburn
  • Mac Galloway, St. Louis
  • Brent Pinder, Lashburn
  • David Hilkewich, Tisdale
  • Harry Semen, Lloydminster
  • Greg Fritshaw, Tisdale
  • Wayne Weston, Maidstone
  • Wade Bleier, Wilkie
  • Garnet Sutton, Marshall

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the lucky winners, and thank them for selecting Clearfield canola for 2009,” says Harley House, Clearfield brand manger with BASF Canada. “These growers and many others recognize the value of growing Clearfield canola as they are saving time and money with high-yielding canola varieties and 1-Pass Clearfield herbicides.”

Every grower who ordered a minimum of 320 acres of Clearfield canola hybrid seed before December 31, 2008 was entered into the Clearfield Win Gas with 1-Pass Sweepstakes to win one of 30 $5000 fuel vouchers. Winners can redeem their vouchers at the fuel provider of their choice. The Clearfield canola hybrids eligible for the offer included Proven® 45P70, Pioneer® 45H73, DEKALB® 71-40 CL, Canterra® 1651H and Brett Young 5505.

For the 2009 growing season, BASF is adding two new Clearfield canola hybrids and one new Clearfield Nexera® variety to its canola line-up. New DEKALB® 71-40 CL and Brett Young 5505 offer strong agronomics and yield toe-to-toe with other leading herbicide-tolerant hybrids. The new Clearfield Nexera variety, Nex 845 CL, also offers strong yields plus identity-preserved marketing opportunities in the specialty canola market. And, with a single application of Odyssey® DLX, Absolute®, or Tensile™ Clearfield canola growers can receive true 1-Pass weed control all season long.

About 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 or follow us on twitter:

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BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has approximately 97,000 employees and posted sales of more than €62 billion in 2008. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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