News Releases

Welcome to the News Room. This is the place to access and read the latest news, information and events from BASF Canada.

January 20, 2021
BASF receives label expansion for fungicide Serifel
Today, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) received Health Canada PMRA label expansion for Serifel®. New for the 2021 growing season, Serifel is an innovative biological fungicide with multiple modes of action now available for use on a range of fruiting, leafy, root and cucurbit vegetables, and berries.

November 18, 2020
BASF reveals $14 Million transformation to Regina crop protection production facility
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) unveiled today its modernized formulation, packaging and distribution facility in Regina, Saskatchewan. More than $14 million was invested in facility transformations, making it the division’s single biggest agriculture infrastructure investment in the last decade.

November 16, 2020
BASF commits to targets for boosting sustainable agriculture
BASF has committed to clear and measurable targets to boost sustainable agriculture by 2030. Focusing on the biggest levers that will make agriculture more sustainable and contribute to the most pressing needs of society, the company will help farmers achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton of crop produced.

October 26, 2020
Get Ready to Show Your 4-H Colours this November
4-H Canada invites you to Show Your 4-H Colours this November with an exciting celebration inviting 4-H supporters to wear green, celebrate, and give back to one of Canada’s most longstanding and impactful youth organizations.

September 22, 2020
BASF Agricultural Solutions donates 100,000 meals to help FCC Drive Away Hunger
BASF Agricultural Solutions has partnered with Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Drive Away Hunger campaign to bring meals to those in their communities that need it most. BASF marks its first year of national partnership with a donation of 100,000 meals to the communities where BASF employees live and work.

September 14, 2020
BASF acquires proprietary technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis
BASF Agricultural Solutions acquired the proprietary Glu-L™ technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis, ™ an industry leader in biotechnological innovations for crop protection. With this technology, BASF will provide farmers with a more efficient solution and improved formulation to protect against troublesome weeds.

August 06, 2020
xarvioTM Digital Farming Solutions wins innovation award for second year in a row at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus
xarvio Digital Farming Solutions by BASF won the Innovations award in the Plant and Soil Science category at Ag in Motion Discovery Plus, which took place virtually from July 21-25, 2020.

May 05, 2020
BASF Canada donates over $64,000.00 to Food Banks Canada
BASF will join COVID-19 hunger relief efforts with a $64,398.20 donation to Food Banks Canada. The company’s employees participated in a virtual food drive in March and April to support the 3,000+ food banks and community agencies across Canada.

April 23, 2020
BASF and CASA launch online farm safety resource for children
Through their continued partnership, BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada (BASF) and the Canadian Agriculture Safety Association (CASA) have announced the digital expansion of farm safety resources for children. BASF has supported Safety Days® for children in Canada for the last four years – a program that promotes farm education and safety for Canadian youth.

March 18, 2020
BASF: Our response to COVID-19
At BASF, our top priority is the health and well-being of our customers, partners and employees. To learn more about the measures we’re taking in the wake of COVID-19, please read more below.

February 20, 2020
4-H Canada, BASF announce new partnership to advance civic engagement of 4-H members
4-H Canada and BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada have partnered to empower youth leaders to positively contribute to communities while advocating and developing their voice in areas important to them.

November 18, 2019
BASF launches Maxtima fungicide for golf courses in Canada
BASF introduces Maxtima® fungicide featuring the new Revysol® fungicide active ingredient (AI) which is now registered in Canada*.

November 18, 2019
BASF receives Health Canada PMRA registration for Revysol fungicide
BASF recently received registration for Revysol® fungicide, its newest active ingredient (AI). Revysol fungicide is the first and only isopropanol azole of its kind in the Canadian market.

November 18, 2019
BASF launches Cevya fungicide in Canada
BASF introduces Cevya® fungicide featuring the new Revysol® fungicide active ingredient (AI) which is now registered in Canada*. Cevya fungicide offers fast and continuous control of key diseases in fruits and vegetables including apples, potatoes and sugar beets.

March 28, 2019
BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada to move head office closer to customers
BASF Agricultural Solutions Canada will relocate its head office from Mississauga, Ontario to Calgary, Alberta effective October 1, 2019. The move follows the acquisition of a range of businesses and assets from Bayer in 2018.

August 16, 2018
BASF closes acquisition of vegetable seeds business from Bayer
Today, BASF closed the acquisition of Bayer's global vegetable seeds business, mainly operating under the brand Nunhems®.

August 01, 2018
Today, BASF closed the acquisition of a significant range of businesses and assets from Bayer, including the canola seeds business in Canada.
BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer.

January 08, 2018
BASF introduces a new weed control solution for tomatoes.
BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has been granted amended registration to include a User Requested Minor Use Label Expansion for the use of Prowl® H2O herbicide on transplanted field tomatoes grown on mineral soils as well as dry common beans.

October 13, 2017
BASF signs agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses
BASF has signed an agreement to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses.

September 12, 2017
BASF adds new residual active to soybean and corn herbicide portfolio
Corn and soybean growers in Canada have a new tool in the fight against tough and resistant weeds.

May 01, 2017
BASF strengthens digital farming portfolio with ZedX acquisition
ZedX’s agronomic models help farmers make better production decisions

February 26, 2016
BASF: Market environment remains volatile and challenging
The market environment continued to be volatile and challenging. Growth rates for the global economy, industrial production and the chemical industry in 2015 all lagged considerably behind the company’s expectations.

February 26, 2016
BASF Crop Protection pipeline valued at €3 billion
BASF now projects its crop protection pipeline to achieve peak sales of €3 billion for products launched between 2015 and 2025. 

February 18, 2016
BASF introduces new farm data management tool for Canadian growers
BASF introduces CompassTM Grower Advanced, the next generation in farm data management, to address Canadian growers' need for a comprehensive system to improve decision making, profitability and address consumer-driven food trends. 

November 24, 2015
BASF announces new name for HiStick® inoculants

October 27, 2015
Students across Canada create chemistry with BASF Kids’ Lab
BASF and Earth Rangers help children learn about science and agriculture with hands-on chemistry program. 

July 14, 2015
ERAGON LQ herbicide provides growers fast and complete weed dry down for cereal crops
BASF herbicide is registered for pre-harvest management on wheat, barley and triticale. 

May 19, 2015
Julia Harnal named Marketing Manager for BASF’s Crop Protection business in Canada
BASF announces that Julia Harnal has been appointed Marketing Manager for Crop Protection, Canada. 

May 07, 2015
BASF registers Caramba fungicide on corn in Eastern Canada
Caramba receives registration on corn for suppression of Fusarium and Gibberella ear rot.

March 16, 2015
BASF “Ask the Expert” series will provide real-time support to growers
From seeding to harvest, BASF Canada will provide real-time technical support to growers through Twitter via “Ask the Expert” series. 

February 25, 2015
Seaforth grower receives the 2014 BASF Innovative Farmer of the Year award
A decades-long commitment to innovation on his family farming operation in Seaforth has earned Wayne Cantelon the 2014 BASF Innovative Farmer of the Year award. 

January 12, 2015
Rea named Senior Vice President of BASF’s Crop Protection business in North America
BASF announces that Paul Rea has been appointed Senior Vice President, Crop Protection, North America. 

December 02, 2014
BASF AgBalanceTM tool demonstrates substantial improvements in sustainable canola production in Western Canada
BASF Canada and the Canola Council of Canada (CCC) have released a study completed using the BASF proprietary tool AgBalanceTM; the study shows substantial improvements over the last 20 years in the sustainability of canola production in Western Canada. The study results were presented last week at the first roundtable meeting of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Crops (CRSC), a forum for leaders from all corners of the grains value chain to advance, to report and to communicate the sustainability of Canadian grain production. 

November 13, 2014
BASF named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2015
Chemistry company is recognized for commitment to an inclusive and innovative workplace 

November 05, 2014
BASF launches new web-based farm management tool: CompassTM Grower Advanced
Today at the Agri-Trade Expo, BASF announced the release of the new web-based farm management tool: Compass Grower Advanced. 

November 04, 2014
BASF receives registration for Eragon LQ herbicide in Eastern Canada
Growers in Eastern Canada now have a new and improved weed management solution for pre-plant and pre-harvest use. BASF announced today that it has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Eragon® LQ herbicide for the 2015 season. 

August 13, 2014
BASF supports the use of Eragon herbicide as a pre-harvest application for the 2014 season

July 10, 2014
BASF supports the use of Eragon herbicide as a harvest aid and desiccant in Eastern Canada

June 12, 2014
BASF launches new farm management tool: ClearpointTM Advanced
New software gives growers an advantage in farm data management, inventory control and accounting 

June 09, 2014
BASF invites Canadian journalists to 2014 North American Agricultural Solutions Media Summit

April 29, 2014
BASF offers growers solutions for managing glyphosate-resistant weeds in soybeans

April 17, 2014
BASF helps growers protect corn yields with a pre-emerge herbicide application this spring

April 16, 2014
BASF Agriculture Center in Limburgerhof celebrates its 100th anniversary

March 27, 2014
BASF registers new herbicide for managing resistance in soybeans

February 26, 2014
Bowmanville grower receives 2013 Innovative Farmer of the Year award

February 18, 2014
Third annual BASF poll finds farmers recognize herbicide resistance is a problem, but less than half suspect they have it

February 11, 2014
BASF appoints Ron Kehler as new Business Director for Canadian Crop Protection division

November 29, 2013
BASF offers functional crop care products at the Canada outdoor farm show

November 28, 2013
BASF now sells biological seed treatments

November 06, 2013
BASF Canada, Monsanto Canada team up to offer growers improved weed management solutions

August 21, 2013
BASF Canada registers Priaxor fungicide in Eastern Canada

July 23, 2013
Poll finds environmentally-sustainable farming important to all Canadian growers

May 16, 2013
Research in GT corn shows residual herbicide two-pass system manages resistant weeds and boosts yield

March 06, 2013
BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada working together for improved weed management

March 05, 2013
More Canadian farmers suspect they have herbicide-resistant weeds
Second annual Ipsos herbicide resistance poll examines growers’ perceptions on tough weeds 

February 27, 2013
Perth County grower named 2012 BASF Innovative Farmer of the Year

February 12, 2013
BASF announces new herbicide innovation registered for glyphosate-tolerant soybeans

January 24, 2013
Planning a pre-emerge herbicide application should be a priority for corn growers in 2013

January 16, 2013
BASF invites urban consumers to the farm
Conversations On Sustainability online video series captures the dialogue when urban consumers meet the farmers that grow their food. 

January 14, 2013
Zampro fungicide brings new mode of action and other benefits for downy mildew and late blight control

November 28, 2012
BASF completes acquisition of Becker Underwood

November 07, 2012
BASF increases production of Twinline to meet demand for 2013

September 20, 2012
BASF to strengthen global crop protection business with acquisition of Becker Underwood

June 05, 2012
Majority of Canadian farmers agree: herbicide-resistant weeds impacting their bottom line
Ipsos poll examines growers' perceptions on weeds

June 05, 2012
BASF launches AgBalance in Canada, with first study to measure sustainability in canola

May 22, 2012
Window still open to protect corn yields from weed competition

May 04, 2012
Early season weed management has benefit on corn yield
Many researchers point to a correlation between effective weed control and higher yield in corn

March 06, 2012
New Twinline fungicide now registered on Eastern cereals

January 16, 2012
BASF receives registration for Armezon in Eastern Canada
BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received regulatory approval for the use of new Armezon herbicide 

October 31, 2011
New Prowl H2O registration offers cleaner herbicide option for soybean growers
Prowl H2O has received registration from the Pest Management Regulatory Agency for use in soybeans. 

July 28, 2011
Spray window now open for Ontario soybeans
Soybean growers in Ontario still have time to counteract a delayed growing season 

June 22, 2011
Listowel farmers get support from BASF Canada to break harvest record
BASF Canada is sponsoring a group of Listowel farmers determined to set a world record for the fastest harvest, all in the name of world hunger. 

June 07, 2011
Warm, wet spring brings heightened Fusarium head blight risk
Warm temperatures and wet soil have winter wheat growers concerned over the threat of Fusarium Head Blight 

May 26, 2011
Fast, effective burndown gets growers planting
An unusually wet spring has left Ontario soybean growers with a shortened planting window and significant weed control concerns

April 25, 2011
BASF Contest Awards Farmers its Latest Corn Innovation
Six Ontario farmers win a free case of Integrity herbicide. 

April 08, 2011
Pristine fungicide label expands to include greenhouse lettuce and bedding plants and outdoor ornamentals
Pristine has received registration for use on greenhouse bedding plants

February 24, 2011
St Marys Farmer Named 2011 BASF Innovative Farmer of the Year
No-till advocate Bob McIntosh is recognized for commitment to sustainable crop production and soil conservation practice 

February 02, 2011
BASF Herbicide Price Adjustment
Assignment, Clean Sweep, Conquest LQ and Pursuit deliver new value to growers for 2011 season.

June 11, 2010
Caramba Fungicide Now Registered in Canada
Fusarium head blight protection has arrived!

June 04, 2010
BASF Files for Registration of Two Active Ingredients
Innovations expected to influence crop management worldwide

April 07, 2010
Launching Integrity Herbicide for the 2010 Season
A revolutionary new herbicide from BASF delivers control of the toughest weeds in corn 

April 07, 2010
Eragon Herbicide Now Available for the 2010 Season
Fast and effective broadleaf weed control in soybeans now possible with new burndown herbicide from BASF 

April 28, 2009
Frontier Max - New Formulation Approved for 2009 Season
Trusted weed control solution for corn, soybeans and dry beans, now has a lower application rate 

April 15, 2009
Impact Herbicide Registered for Use on Seed and Sweet Corn
Label expansion provides seed and sweet corn growers with an effective crop-safe herbicide 

March 26, 2009
BASF Canada and John Deere Bring Innovations to Growers
Application of crop protection products made easier through innovative chemistry and technology 

March 11, 2009
'Go with the Flow' with Conquest LQ
New formulation of soybean herbicide offers improved handling and greater application flexibility 

February 24, 2009
Growers Win Big in BASF Yield Challenge
2008 GrowForward Yield Challenge draws to a close 

February 19, 2009
Blenheim Farmer Named 2009 Innovative Farmer of the Year
No-till advocate Jack Rigby is recognized for years of dedication to agriculture industry and soil conservation practices 

January 29, 2009
Ronilan Accelerated Phase Out
BASF Canada is accelerating the phase out of Ronilan fungicide for use on canola from the Canadian marketplace, effective early 2009.