CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 22, 2022 – BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has received registration for Veltyma® DLX fungicide. A new foliar fungicide, Veltyma DLX combines the unique active ingredient mefentrifluconazole (Revysol®) with the proven plant health benefits of pyraclostrobin and the added Fusarium activity of metconazole to provide broad spectrum management of key leaf and ear diseases in corn. Veltyma DLX will be available to Eastern Canadian corn growers for the 2023 growing season.
“Diseases like Fusarium and Gibberella ear rot continue to be the most common diseases impacting corn crops across Eastern Canada,” said Chris Vander Kant, Corn, Soybeans and Horticultural Crop Manager at BASF. “The formulation of Veltyma DLX has unique properties that help manage leaf and ear diseases and leads to better management of minor stress, better standability, increased growth efficiency and greener leaves,” continued Vander Kant.”
Through multiple modes of complementary effective action, Veltyma DLX supports disease control and resistance management while reducing deoxynivalenol (DON) contamination, preserving grade quality, and reducing pathogens that can produce mycotoxins harmful to livestock.
“In 2021, Canada saw the total corn for grain production rise slightly more than 3 per cent to 14 million tons, however, the harvested area actually fell to 3.4 million acres due to the ongoing presence of leaf and ear diseases,” notes Vander Kant. “Given this, we’re incredibly excited to be able to offer growers Veltyma DLX as a solution in their toolbox starting in 2023.”
In 2021 BASF Agricultural Solutions globally spent about €900 million in research and development (R&D), representing around 11 per cent of the segment’s (agriculture) sales. BASF invests in R&D to continually introduce new technology, such as Veltyma DLX, to provide one of the most robust product pipelines in the industry. To learn more about Veltyma DLX, please visit www.agsolutions.ca.
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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.
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2020, our division generated sales of €7.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
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