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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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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*.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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®.
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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.
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