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Cimegra insecticide label expansion gives Canadian potato growers a new tool to combat Colorado potato beetles

Already renowned for providing true wireworm control in-furrow, Cimegra is now registered for foliar use on Colorado potato beetles


CALGARY, ALBERTA, Nov. 7, 2023 – BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is pleased to share a label expansion for Cimegra® insecticide, which includes foliar use on potatoes for control of Colorado potato beetles. As part of BASF’s commitment to providing solutions to help grow healthy crops, Cimegra delivers effective control against one of the most damaging and yield-inhibiting insects for potatoes.


“Cimegra is a unique product in our insecticide portfolio because it is currently the only Group 30 available on the market,” says Chris Vander Kant, corn, soybeans and horticultural crop manager, BASF Canada. “It’s important to us at BASF to provide growers with alternative options in their integrated pest management strategies as Colorado potato beetles start to develop resistance to other insecticide groups on the market.”


Cimegra works through both contact and ingestion, so it is a powerful tool for growers looking for control of chewing pests. Powered by the unique IRAC Group 30 mode of action, Cimegra provides rapid knockdown and control of tough chewing pests.


Previously selected for the Spudsmart Top 10 Most Innovative Product in the Potato Industry award, Cimegra is a powerful tool for growers. The label expansion for foliar use on potatoes now allows growers to control the two toughest pests in potatoes – wireworms and Colorado potato beetles – with one product.


In addition to the label expansion for foliar application in potatoes, the Cimegra label expansion also includes:

o   Brassica head and stem vegetables: Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, cabbage looper, imported cabbageworm and flea beetles.

o   Leafy vegetables: Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, imported cabbageworm, cabbage looper, flea beetles and red-headed flea beetle.

o   Fruiting vegetables: Foliar treatment to control Colorado potato beetle, tomato hornworm and tobacco hornworm.

o   Leaf petiole vegetables: Foliar treatment to control diamondback moth, imported cabbageworm, cabbage looper, flea beetles and red-headed flea beetle.

o   Sweet potatoes: Pre-transplant soil-applied and incorporated to control wireworms.


MRLs have not yet been established in key export markets, including the USA, to support foliar application to brassica head and stem vegetables, leafy vegetables, fruiting vegetables and leaf petiole vegetables.


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Cimegra® is a registered trademark of BASF, used with permission by BASF Canada Inc. © 2023 BASF Canada Inc. All rights reserved.


About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has over 625 employees who work at one of three production facilities across Canada, including Lethbridge, Saskatoon and Regina, or one of several research farms across the Canadian prairies. Agricultural Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc., working closely with the regional Agricultural Solutions team, collaborating on research and product development that benefits North American growers. To find out more about BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, visit www.agsolutions.ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/BASFAgSolutions.

Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2022, our division generated sales of €10.3 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.


About BASF

BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.com/ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at www.basf.com.

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