Research and Innovation

Published on Wed, 02/24/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers

BASF’s Investment in New Active Ingredients Pays off for Canadian Growers

As disease pressures increase and crop rotations continue to tighten, Canadian growers have a pressing need for new, more effective chemistry. The discovery and development of new active ingredients continue to help meet growers’ needs.

Published on Tue, 02/09/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

BASF helps break the Fusarium lifecycle

As Western Canada sees increasing levels of Fusarium, growers are looking for innovative solutions to minimize the disease presence, which can threaten yields by up to 50 per cent – and protect the quality of their cereal crops.

Published on Thu, 01/21/2016 by BASF Canada

BASF Innovation Promotes International Year of Pulses

BASF Innovation Promotes International Year of Pulses

Pulses may be small, but they are mighty and have captured worldwide attention. So much so, that The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. The year will showcase the importance of pulse crops, from a powerhouse of nutrition for human consumption, to a leading candidate in crop rotation.

Published on Thu, 12/17/2015 by BASF Canada

Clearfield Growers Support Crop Innovation Through Clearfield Commitment for Lentils

Clearfield Growers Support Crop Innovation Through Clearfield Commitment for Lentils

Growers across western Canada should know that when they purchase their seed for the upcoming growing season, their investment supports important research and development into new seed varieties to help feed our ever-growing global population.

Published on Thu, 11/26/2015 by BASF Canada

Fungicide resistance: Learning from other countries

Fungicide resistance: Learning from other countries

For decades, Canadian farmers have heard about the threat of herbicide resistance, and in some cases have adapted their farm practices to manage it first-hand. We hear far less about fungicide resistance.

Fungicide resistance has been found in other parts of the world, especially in Northern Europe. In Europe, the most important cereal diseases are Septoria tritici blotch (Septoria) of wheat, rusts and powdery mildew. Septoria has developed widespread resistance cases to the strobilurin fungicides, resulting in a significant shift to the triazoles.

Published on Tue, 11/24/2015 by BASF Canada

Wheat: Protecting your investment

Wheat: Protecting your investment

Canada is the world’s sixth largest producer of wheat, and one of the largest exporters. With wheat being one of Canada’s major crops, maximizing those wheat acres is a priority for growers.

Published on Tue, 11/17/2015 by BASF Canada

New Clearfield canola varieties for 2016 season

New Clearfield canola varieties for 2016 season

Canola is one of the most revenue-producing crops and widely grown across western Canada. Each growing season brings challenges and many of these challenges are unique to each farm operation and regional in nature. With tighter canola rotations, this list grows to include insect, weed and disease pressure as well as variable moisture and fertility conditions all working together to reduce yields.

Herbicide-tolerant canola systems offer growers a tool in managing weed (and ultimately disease) pressure resulting in a higher yielding canola crop.

Published on Tue, 11/03/2015 by BASF Canada

Clearfield lentil varieties top choice of Crop Development Centre at University of Saskatchewan

Clearfield lentil varieties top choice of Crop Development Centre at University of Saskatchewan

The Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan’s Plant Sciences Department is making progressive changes to its lentil breeding programs, as the organization has recognized the merits of Clearfield lentil varieties as the best option for continued research innovation in the Canadian market. The move will help ensure the CDC’s research is more reflective of the most popular production system for lentil crops used by western Canadian growers.

Published on Thu, 10/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Solid core is in strong demand

Solid core is in strong demand

When it comes to efficient in-furrow inoculation, it is all about flow. Ensuring accurate and consistent placement near the seed will help improve nodulation and ensure the correct amount of product is being used. Traditional granular peat formulations can bridge easily because of higher dust and inconsistent granule size and shape. Exclusive to BASF, Nodulator XL SCG (Solid Core Granule) offers growers a unique, primarily clay-based carrier with less dust and more uniform granule size for better flowability.

Published on Thu, 10/29/2015 by BASF Canada

Unique solid core technology in high demand for soybean growers

Unique solid core technology in high demand for soybean growers

As growers look for ways to maximize yield and efficiency in their soybean crop, solid core granule technology is becoming increasingly important for soybean inoculation. Solid core technology ensures accurate and consistent placement to improve nodulation and ensure the correct amount of product is being used.

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