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BASF makes Armezon herbicide available to Western Canadian corn growers

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 26, 2015 -Western Canadian corn growers have a new option for weed control. BASF Canada has expanded the availability of Armezon® herbicide to include Western Canada.

Armezon herbicide provides post-emergent weed control in corn. It offers excellent crop safety, flexible recropping and a wide application window. When tank-mixed with glyphosate, Armezon provides multiple modes of action on annual grasses and broadleaf weeds.

“Keeping corn fields weed free early in the season can have a major impact on yield,” said Deven Esqueda, Brand Manager, Corn and Soybean Herbicides at BASF Canada. “Using Heat® LQ as a pre-seed burndown followed by Armezon will help growers keep their corn clean during that critical period.”

Armezon provides a unique Group 27 active ingredient to control tough weeds like wild mustard, barnyard grass and green foxtail. Control of volunteer canola has also recently been added to the label. BASF has submitted to the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for a label expansion to include resistant kochia control.

“Armezon gives us a lot of options,” said Warren McCutchen, a grower from Carman, Manitoba. “Volunteer canola comes in late sometimes and we can put Armezon on up until the corn starts filling in the rows and see good control with no damage to the crop.”

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About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF’s North American operations,

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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet

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