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BASF supports the use of Heat® herbicide for pre-harvest use on canola for the 2015 season

MISSISSAUGA, ON, November 5, 2014 – BASF announced today at the Agri-Trade exposition in Red Deer, Alberta, that maximum residue limits (MRLs) have been established for the use of Heat® and Heat LQ herbicides for pre-harvest applications on canola.

Heat LQ provides growers with a brand new tool to help facilitate straight cutting canola for more control of timing and resources at harvest.

“BASF is committed to providing canola growers with the tools and solutions that help them produce a better crop,” said Danielle Eastman, Brand Manager, Western Herbicides, for BASF Canada. “Heat LQ herbicide tank-mixed with glyphosate provides fast, complete crop and weed drydown to help growers to straight cut their canola and helps with field cleanup for next year.”

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 the marketability of the crop.

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

For more information about Heat and Heat LQ herbicides visit

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BASF Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is a subsidiary of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany and an affiliate of BASF Corporation, Florham Park, New Jersey. 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 To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit or follow us on twitter

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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

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