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


July 15, 2019
BASF introduces new distribution model for Agricultural Solutions in Western Canada
BASF introduces new distribution model for Agricultural Solutions in Western Canada



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.



February 19, 2019
BASF completes divestment of the Clearfield® system for canola
BASF is pleased to announce that it has completed its divestment of the Clearfield® system for canola in North America to Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.



November 15, 2018
BASF releases next generation of weed control
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency registered BASF’s new Heat® Complete pre-seed/pre-emerge herbicide for use on lentils, field peas, soybeans and corn in Canada for the 2019 crop season with the label expansion of one of the components.



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 13, 2018
New BASF tool to control cleavers in canola for 2019
Recently, the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) formally adopted a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for the active ingredient quinclorac in canola. Growers can now use quinclorac products in their canola to control cleavers, one of the toughest and most impactful weeds in western Canada.



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.



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.



August 17, 2017
BASF receives MRLs for HEAT LQ as a pre-harvest herbicide in wheat and barley
In time for the 2017 cereal harvest, BASF Canada confirms that the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) established Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for HEAT® LQ as a harvest aid in cereals. This allows BASF to establish MRLs in all major export markets to support the use of HEAT LQ as a pre-harvest herbicide in wheat and barley with glyphosate.



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



March 07, 2016
Registered for use in Canada does not mean 'okay to use' in a crop that is 90 percent exported
Canola is a uniquely Canadian success story. It's the number one revenue generating crop in Canada, contributing $19.3 billion to the Canadian economy each year and resulting in almost one-quarter of a million jobs. 



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 adds two new AgCelence products in 2016
Canola and pulse crops are subjected to many different stresses in the fields each growing season. Proper protection with two new fungicide products will help growers' canola and pulses reach fuller yield potential. 



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. 



January 28, 2016
Clearfield® lentil and Clearfield sunflower growers have a new tool with Solo® ADV from BASF.
Canadian growers now have a new, improved version of the popular herbicide, SOLO® WG that has been used to help control tough grassy and broadleaf weeds in their Clearfield® crops. 



December 02, 2015
BASF Canada announces first truly systemic seed treatment for use on pulses and flax.
BASF Canada announces the registration of INSURE® PULSE, the first truly systemic fungicide seed treatment for use on pulses and flax for the 2016 season. 



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. 



October 08, 2015
BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada work together to provide new Powerful Combinations for Western Canadian growers
BASF and Monsanto Canada recently expanded their joint product offering to include more solutions for soybean and canola growers in the 2016 growing season to maximize production.



September 01, 2015
BASF supports increase in canola straight cutting
According to a recent poll conducted by FarmShift on behalf of BASF Canada, the number of growers straight cutting canola in Western Canada rose by 50 percent from 2013 to the 2014 harvest season. 



July 15, 2015
Growers can reap the benefits of a faster harvest and cleaner field with HEAT® LQ.
Pre-harvest herbicide from BASF is recommended for field peas, soybeans, dry beans, sunflowers and canola. 



July 06, 2015
BASF hosts expert discussion panel at International Rapeseed Congress (IRC) in Saskatoon.
At the 14th annual International Rapeseed Congress (IRC) that was held July 6, 2015 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, title sponsor BASF Canada hosted an expert discussion panel on innovation to support the future of canola. The panel featured experts from the Canola Council of Canada, BASF senior mangement, and a local grower/agronomist. 



June 04, 2015
BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Dan Flynn, for his commitment to agriculture
BASF Canada recognizes growers for their leadership in the industry through a series of grower profiles.



May 27, 2015
AgCelence Academy episodes now available online
View discussions on fungicide best practices from AgCelence Academy panel at agsolutions.ca/agcelenceacademy



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



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 12, 2015
BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Murray Huber, for his commitment to resistance management
Profiles published to recognize growers for their continued dedication to agriculture and leadership in the industry, and highlight their best practices and successes. 



May 11, 2015
BASF sends Alberta grower to the slopes with Insure® Cereal Embrace the Cold contest
BASF Canada announces the lucky winner of the Insure Cereal Embrace the Cold contest. 



April 13, 2015
BASF Canada awards three lucky growers with $5000 in herbicides
Three lucky growers from across Western Canada each took home a grand prize of $5000 worth of herbicides courtesy of BASF Canada. 



March 30, 2015
BASF launches AgCelence Academy: an innovative online panel featuring experienced Canadian growers
BASF is hosting the first class of a four part series of AgCelence ®Academy, a live, online panel focusing on crop production and using fungicides in Western Canada. 



March 18, 2015
BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Chris Wittig, for his dedication to farming
BASF Canada recognizes Saskatchewan grower, Chris Wittig, for his commitment to agriculture in the second edition of a series of grower profiles. 



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. 



March 11, 2015
BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada work together to provide growers weed management solutions
BASF Canada and Monsanto are once again working together to deliver multiple modes of action on tough to control and potential resistant weeds in Western Canada for the 2015 season. 



February 26, 2015
Growers across Western Canada ‘Dug In’ to BASF Knowledge Harvest 2015
After a series of events involving more than 1500 growers in five cities across Western Canada, the 2015 BASF Knowledge Harvest event series wrapped up today in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. 



February 12, 2015
Knowledge Harvest events return to Western Canada
BASF Canada invites growers to attend Knowledge Harvest 2015



January 27, 2015
BASF Canada recognizes Manitoba grower, Barry Chappell, for his commitment to agriculture
First in a series of BASF top grower profiles



January 13, 2015
BASF registers Odyssey® Ultra herbicide tank mix for Canadian pulse growers
The herbicide is the newest addition to the company’s pulse portfolio and is registered for use on Clearfield® lentils, Clearfield canola, field peas and soybeans. 



January 13, 2015
Ed Seidle named Pulse Promoter of the Year
BASF Canada and SPG announced today that Ed Seidle has been named the Pulse Promoter of the Year



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 18, 2014
BASF Canada announces the new evergreen Clearfield® Commitment
BASF announced today that growers using the Clearfield® Production System for canola, wheat, lentils or sunflowers can now sign the new evergreen Clearfield Commitment beginning this fall for the 2015 growing season. 



November 14, 2014
New varieties expand the BASF Clearfield® Production System for canola
Two new high-performance hybrid varieties are being added to the Clearfield® Production System for canola for the 2015 growing season. 



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



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. 



October 27, 2014
New Priaxor® from BASF combines one of the most researched fungicides in the market with a new active ingredient
BASF recently announced the launch of new Priaxor® fungicide for use in canola, pulses, corn, soybeans and flax in Western Canada. Priaxor combines the new active ingredient Xemium® with the proven benefits of pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient found in Headline®. Pyraclostrobin is one of the most researched active ingredients available in today’s market.



October 24, 2014
Students in rural communities create chemistry with BASF Kids’ Lab
BASF and Earth Rangers help children learn about science and agriculture with hands-on chemistry program



October 15, 2014
BASF registers Heat® LQ herbicide in Western Canada
Western Canadian growers now have a new and improved solution for pre-seed and pre-harvest use 



July 30, 2014
BASF supports the use of Heat® herbicide as a pre-harvest application for the 2014 season
Import tolerances now established for field peas, dry beans, sunflowers and soybeans 



July 14, 2014
BASF advises growers to manage Fusarium head blight
Weather conditions increase disease risk across Western 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 11, 2014
BASF Canada receives registration of Priaxor® fungicide in Western Canada
New fungicide registered for canola, pulses, corn, soybeans and flax delivering the new active Xemium® on more crops in 2015



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



May 27, 2014
BASF recommends flag leaf as optimal spray timing for cereal leaf diseases



May 15, 2014
BASF committed to helping Manitoba growers manage glyphosate resistance



May 06, 2014
BASF reminds growers that cold soil conditions this spring may delay seed germination



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



April 02, 2014
New BASF research quantifies the plant health benefits of Headline® on canola



March 13, 2014
BASF Knowledge Harvest opens discussions on future of sustainable farming



March 11, 2014
Heat herbicide available for use as harvest aid/desiccant in Western Canada on field peas, soybeans, dry beans, and sunflowers



February 24, 2014
BASF Canada invites growers to Knowledge Harvest events



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



January 13, 2014
Warkentin named 2013 BASF Pulse Promoter of the year



January 13, 2014
BASF now supporting the use of Ares® herbicide on Clearfield® lentils



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



November 06, 2013
Innovative rhizobia in Nodulator XL heightens yield potential



September 16, 2013
Poll: Only one in three growers rotates canola crop every four years



September 09, 2013
With fall fast approaching, BASF Canada reminds growers about importance of post-harvest application



August 20, 2013
BASF Sponsors Harvest for Hunger



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



June 06, 2013
New application window for glyphosate-resistant kochia
University of Alberta research project determines alternate application window for controlling glyphosate-resistant kochia 



June 03, 2013
BASF Canada sending four growers to Hawaii with Win with AgCelence contest



May 01, 2013
New oilseed variety for brown and dark brown soil zones



April 10, 2013
Label expansion gives Roundup Ready® Soybean growers another tool for weed control



March 20, 2013
BASF Canada giving away four trips to Hawaii in Win with AgCelence Contest



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 19, 2013
Clearfield lentil growers reminded to report total acres this year



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 16, 2013
BASF announces new seed treatment registered for use in cereals



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



January 10, 2013
Mobility in new Priaxor DS gets to the root of disease control



January 08, 2013
Mark Goodwin receives BASF Pulse Promoter of the Year Award



January 07, 2013
Field peas and dry beans have a new weed resistance partner in Viper ADV



December 10, 2012
BASF, Monsanto recommend tank mixing Heat and Roundup Transorb HC to optimize weed control for pre-seed burnoff



November 28, 2012
BASF completes acquisition of Becker Underwood



November 21, 2012
BASF receives registration for first Canadian fungicide with XEMIUM active



November 08, 2012
Majority of Western Canadian farmers agree: The new marketing system for Western wheat is benefiting their business
BASF poll asks growers for their opinions on the open market for wheat 



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



October 31, 2012
Advance planning required with soybeans in crop rotation



September 27, 2012
New varieties mark new opportunities for Clearfield canola



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



July 31, 2012
Uniquely-mobile active coming to BASF Canada fungicide portfolio



June 21, 2012
Partnerships drive success in Saskatchewan lentil industry



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 28, 2012
BASF and Andrukow Group and Partners come together to raise money for Stollery Children's Hospital



May 14, 2012
New herbicide gives growers a 'Distinct' advantage in chemfallow rotations



February 13, 2012
New HEAT herbicide gets growers off to the best start
Having seen the benefits of using a non-Group 2 herbicide in their pre-seed/pre-emerge burndown, Western Canadian growers are expanding their use of one of BASF's newest herbicides before they plant their crops this year. 



January 26, 2012
BASF Canada simplifies Clearfield lentil process with new three-year commitment
The process to grow Clearfield® lentils just got simpler.



January 11, 2012
New TwinlineTM fungicide delivers a new level of superior disease control to cereals
Newly-registered TwinlineTM fungicide from BASF is bringing superior leaf disease control to cereals in Canada. 



January 10, 2012
Murad Al-Katib named BASF pulse promoter of the year
Saskatchewan business leader recognized for growing Canadian pulse industry 



December 07, 2011
Link between disease management and yield verified with 2011 Yield Challenge
Disease management has a positive effect on yield.



November 09, 2011
New Ares herbicide for Clearfield canola now registered in Canada
Growers in Western Canada now have a clear choice to enhance their Clearfield canola system 



September 28, 2011
Saskatchewan grower rides off with a one-year lease on a RoGator from BASF and AGCO



July 15, 2011
Canola diseases a "significant yield risk" for future crops
Weather conditions, strong commodity prices and tighter canola rotations are creating serious concerns about disease risks for canola growers.



July 14, 2011
Weather increases concern over Blackleg
Preventative tips for canola growers



July 14, 2011
Wet weather brings cereal seeding delays and high risk for Fusarium head blight
Difficult seeding, altered cropping rotations, and wet soil conditions may put additional quality concerns on Western cereals this year



July 14, 2011
Sclerotinia expected to be widespread this year
Sclerotinia is one of the most serious diseases affecting canola in Western Canada



July 14, 2011
Headline registration promises yield increase for canola growers
Growers in Western Canada now have the opportunity to maximize their canola returns.



July 14, 2011
With pulse acres down sharply, growers look to maximize yields
The year 2011 is turning out to be a mixed news story with an upside for pea and lentil growers in Western Canada. 



May 05, 2011
Big Win by Humboldt, SK Farmer "an absolutely perfect fit"
BASF contest winner gets an innovative new herbicide and sprayer to apply it, all in time for the cropping season



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



January 27, 2011
BASF Herbicide Price Adjustment
Odyssey DLX, Viper, Solo and Odyssey to deliver new value to growers for 2011 season.



June 30, 2010
Headline Fungicide Receives Registration on Sunflowers in Time for 2010 Season
Yield can be protected from sunflower rust with market-leading fungicide from BASF



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



February 25, 2010
New Herbicide Registration Adds Heat
Heat herbicide from BASF offers the ultimate burndown for pre-seed and chemfallow applications



December 10, 2009
Lentil growers to have full access to all available Clearfield lentil varieties in 2010
For the 2010 growing season, lentil growers will now have full access to all six Clearfield® lentil varieties. 



October 07, 2009
2010 Clearfield Canola Variety Additions
Four new varieties expand growers herbicide-tolerant options across all canola markets



September 30, 2009
Charter RTU Now Registered for Cereal Seed Treatment
A new ready-to-use formulation makes seed treatment easier 



July 23, 2009
Headline Fungicide Granted Emergency Use Registration on Sunflowers
Sunflowers can now be protected against yield-robbing rust



June 23, 2009
Headline Label Amended to Include Flax
Market-leading fungicide from BASF protects flax crop from serious disease



May 05, 2009
Growers Win Free Gas with 1-Pass - Saskatchewan Winners
15 Clearfield canola growers from Saskatchewan win $5000 worth of gas from BASF



May 05, 2009
Growers Win Free Gas with 1-Pass - Manitoba Winners
Five Clearfield canola growers from Manitoba win $5000 worth of gas from BASF



May 05, 2009
Growers Win Free Gas with 1-Pass - Alberta Winners
Ten Clearfield canola growers from Alberta win $5000 worth of gas from BASF 



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. 



January 14, 2009
Viper - A New Herbicide Solution for Field Pea Growers for 2009
Latest herbicide from BASF delivers a new mode of action for weed control in field peas



January 14, 2009
Grower Trials Prove Headline Delivers Significant Yield Increase for Field Pea, Lentil and Wheat Crops
Results from over 200 Western Canadian Grower Trials Show the Beneficial Effects of Headline



January 13, 2009
Ray McVicar Named BASF Pulse Promoter of the Year
Community leader praised for growing the Canadian pulse industry.



January 13, 2009
New Clearfield Wheat Variety Announced for 2009
CDC Abound offers an additional opportunity for growers to produce the cleanest wheat possible



January 13, 2009
New Clearfield Lentil Varieties Announced for 2009
Lentil growers will now have access to herbicide-tolerant lentil varieties across every lentil market class.