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BASF Canada invites growers to Knowledge Harvest events


MISSISSAUGA, ON, February 25, 2014 – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) kicked off Knowledge Harvest today, a six city series of events for growers and retailers from across Western Canada.


The events, which will be held in Lethbridge, Portage la Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Edmonton, are designed to share new ideas and perspectives for sustainable agriculture with BASF customers.


“Growers play an important role in developing sustainable farming practices,” says Howie Zander, National Sales and Accounts Manager for BASF Canada. “BASF is committed to working with our customers and we hope to meet with 2,500 growers and retailers at these events.”


The events will provide attendees with information on how biologicals and seed treatments are opening new opportunities for crops, offer strategies for managing herbicide resistance, and give growers an opportunity to see the latest innovations in BASF plant health research.


Best-selling author and keynote speaker Richard Worzel will lead a discussion of what the future of agriculture holds for elite growers.


“The future of agriculture is bright and the market for agricultural products is expanding,” says Worzel. “Technology is providing growers new tools and techniques to help trim costs and increase output to keep up with this demand.”


For more information about the events visit www.agsolutions.ca/knowledgeharvest.


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.

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Tabetha Boot
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