Welcome to the News Room. This is the place to access and read the latest news, information and events from BASF Canada.
May 9, 2022
xarvio® offers access to new weather station connectivity options in partnership with METOS Canada by Pessl Instruments
xarvio® FIELD MANAGER, from BASF Digital Farming, has expanded its weather station device connectivity options for farmers in collaboration with METOS Canada.
April 26, 2022
BASF Safety Scouts program returning for its second season in continued support of children’s safety on the farm
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is excited to relaunch its popular BASF Safety Scouts program in 2022, bringing the successful initiative back for a second season in support of farm safety for kids and their families.
April 20, 2022
Strong pipeline of BASF agricultural innovations will benefit food security, climate and environment
BASF announces its ten-year outlook on agricultural innovations that support food security for future generations, while minimizing the impact of farming on the climate and the environment. The company focuses on improving agricultural outcomes in major crops, like wheat, canola, soybean, corn, cotton, rice, as well as fruits and vegetables. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), these crops account for more than 50% of the world’s farmland, which is why innovations applied on such a large scale have the potential to make farming even more productive and sustainable.
March 22, 2022
BASF to globally launch open innovation platform AgroStart to inspire new digital solutions for agriculture
Over the next decade, agriculture and the food system will undergo a massive transformation to produce abundant and affordable food for the growing global population on limited arable land. Innovative and breakthrough technologies are needed, and BASF will support this transition by leveraging the potential of the best digital agriculture ideas from inside and outside the company with its open innovation platform, AgroStart, which will now be established on a global level.
December 14, 2021
BASF Agricultural Solutions marks significant portfolio growth with an expanded product line-up
Between the 2021 and 2022 growing seasons, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) significantly expanded its portfolio with the launch of 10 new crop protection solutions, and the introduction of two new InVigor® canola hybrids to its seed offering. This growth reinforces BASF’s commitment of investing in research and development to enhance existing solutions and bringing new tools to the market that help growers contend with the most pressing concerns on their fields.
December 2, 2021
BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program enabling farmers to reduce their CO2 emissions
With agriculture being responsible for about 20% of global CO2 emissions, carbon-efficient agricultural practices can significantly contribute to combat climate change. BASF will establish a program that allows farmers to track and profit from practices reducing CO2 emissions, underlining its efforts to contribute to fighting climate change. The Global Carbon Farming Program will support BASF Agricultural Solutions’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint per ton of crop produced by 30% by 2030 in wheat, soy, rice, canola and corn. BASF will launch its program in phases starting in 2022.
November 30, 2021
BASF donates $65,000 on behalf of growers to help support farming communities across Western Canada
In time for Giving Tuesday, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is donating a combined $65,000 to farming communities across Western Canada. BASF’s Community Challenge called on InVigor® hybrid canola growers to nominate a local organization or initiative for the chance to receive one of eight $5,000 donations, with an additional $25,000 grand prize award in celebration of InVigor hybrid canola’s 25th anniversary season.
October 20, 2021
Time to Show Your 4-H Colours – National Celebration Across Canada!
4-H is celebrating Show Your 4-H Colours this November 3, as part of 4-H Month, with youth members, volunteer leaders, alumni, and supporters showing their pride in being part of this 108-year-old community.
September 22, 2021
BASF Digital Farming commits $300,000 to Olds College Smart Farm in support of HyperLayer data concept
BASF Digital Farming has announced a $300,000 donation to Olds College, as part of its three-year commitment to support the Olds College Smart Farm. The donation, made on behalf of the company’s market-leading xarvio® Digital Farming Solutions brand, benefits the farm’s HyperLayer data concept, a process that allows for the collection, analysis and application of multiple types of agriculture data to support the development of new technologies for Western Canadian growers.
September 14, 2021
BASF receives registration for Veltyma Fungicide with new active ingredient Revysol
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has received registration from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Veltyma™ Fungicide. Veltyma contains the unique active ingredient Revysol® which is the first and only Isopropanol-Azole, a unique chemistry discovered and developed by BASF, that provides broader, stronger, and longer control against various diseases on multiple crops. Veltyma will be available for purchase in the 2022 growing season.
July 15, 2021
BASF introduces Vercoras as the first BASF seed treatment for InVigor hybrid canola
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has received registration from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Vercoras®, BASF’s first seed treatment for InVigor® hybrid canola. Vercoras delivers broad-spectrum protection against key seed and soil-borne diseases like blackleg during the critical early season infection period, as well as baseline protection against flea beetles. Vercoras will be available for purchase on InVigor canola hybrids for the 2022 growing season.
July 6, 2021
BASF Canada launches Habitat Aqua herbicide, delivering effective solution for invasive weed control
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has launched its herbicide Habitat® Aqua (Habitat), registered for use by Health Canada, to combat invasive weeds that threaten natural habitats across Canada. Approved for application in and around aquatic sites, Habitat provides effective control over tough-to-manage invasive species such as phragmites, cordgrasses, flowering rush and knotweeds, which continue to be problematic for the native ecosystem and cause significant damage to the surrounding area.
July 5, 2021
BASF launches Safety Scouts program to help keep children safe on the farm
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has launched its BASF Safety Scouts program as a fun and interactive way to support family farm safety. Through the new program, participants will receive a free safety vest and toolkit, as they prepare to take on the important role of an official Safety Scout. The program is part of BASF’s long-standing partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) and builds on the online Kids’ Safety Hub, an online resource to help farm families stay safe.
June 29, 2021
Bosch and BASF smart farming joint venture gets global green light
Stuttgart / Cologne, Germany – The 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Bosch and BASF Digital Farming to globally market and sell smart farming technologies from a single source has now received approval by all relevant merger control authorities. The JV has been registered as Bosch BASF Smart Farming (BBSF) GmbH.
May 12, 2021
Liberty 200 SN Herbicide named Preferred Glufosinate Partner with the Enlist Weed Control System
Corteva Agriscience and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) have announced their collaboration and joint approach of weed control by recommending the combined use of Liberty® 200 SN and EnlistTM 1® herbicides on Enlist E3TM soybean acres. The companies share the commitment to Canadian soybean growers and the goal of continuing the advancement of sustainable agriculture.
March 24, 2021
BASF receives Zidua SC herbicide label expansion for use on potatoes
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has received registration for the label expansion of Zidua® SC on potatoes. This label expansion adds to the use application of Zidua SC which includes providing activity on key annual grasses and broadleaf weeds for several crops, including chickpeas, field corn, dry field peas, lentils and soybeans.
March 09, 2021
BASF Digital Farming and AGvisorPRO connect to enhance agronomic decisions
BASF Digital Farming (BASF) has signed an agreement with AGvisorPRO to provide farmers, that have identified in-field problems using the xarvioTM SCOUTING application (app) on their smartphone, with expanded access to a local, accredited agronomic advisor.
March 04, 2021
BASF strengthens innovation pipeline for sustainable agriculture
BASF strengthens its activities in research and development (R&D) for sustainable agricultural innovations to continue helping farmers to overcome environmental and economic challenges as well as meeting consumers’ demand for more sustainably produced food. With solutions launching throughout the next decade, the pipeline supports the company’s goal to annually increase its sales share of agricultural solutions with substantial contribution to sustainability by 7 percent.
February 17, 2021
4-H Canada, BASF strengthen partnership with renewed, three-year investment that empowers youth to build stronger communities
4-H Canada and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) are proud to announce their renewed partnership, which is designed to help youth leaders make positive contributions to their communities and advocate for important issues.
February 09, 2021
BASF receives Health Canada PMRA registration for Merivon fungicide
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has received registration for Merivon® fungicide from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Merivon fungicide harnesses the power of two active ingredients, Xemium® (fluxapyroxad) and AgCelence® (pyraclostrobin) to address key diseases like black rot and bitter rot in apples, and Septoria leaf spot and botrytis gray mold in blueberries.
January 25, 2021
BASF Digital Farming and VanderSat first to offer access to scalable, daily biomass images unimpeded by cloud cover
BASF Digital Farming GmbH, in partnership with VanderSat, will be the first company globally to offer the agricultural industry access to scalable, daily biomass images derived from satellites and unimpeded by cloud cover. The two companies have signed a commercial agreement, which will integrate VanderSat’s innovative, fully operational Cloud-free Biomass product with BASF Digital Farming’s market leading xarvioTM FIELD MANAGER solution.
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-LTM technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis, TM 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
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
August 01, 2018
BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer.
Today, BASF closed the acquisition of a significant range of businesses and assets from Bayer, including the canola seeds business in Canada.