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Sphaerex Fungicide now available to growers in Eastern Canada 

  • Sphaerex will help provide growers with yield performance and grain quality across wheat, barley, oat, rye, and triticale crops


CALGARY, ALBERTA, September 22, 2022 – BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is bringing its cereal fungicide Sphaerex® to Eastern Canadian growers for the 2023 growing season. Offering the combined power of two active ingredients, Prothioconazole and Metconazole, Sphaerex helps provide growers with premium management of fusarium head blight (FHB) and late-season leaf diseases. Sphaerex helps provide growers with yield increases, and exceptional quality management to drive improved cereal profitability and greater disease efficacy.


“Farmers across Eastern Canada have continued to face setbacks related to the ongoing pressure of regional challenges associated with FHB,” said Mark Shillingford, Director of Marketing at BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “This has resulted in annual losses amounting to upwards of $300 million[1]. With Sphaerex providing effective management of deoxynivalenol (DON), we’re excited to offer this solution to our Eastern Canadian growers.”


1Alberta Fusarium graminearum Management Plan | Alberta.ca


Sphaerex’s formulation is registered for use across a wide range of key cereal crops, which make up Canada’s largest field crops in terms of area, including wheat, barley, oats, rye, and triticale. In addition to its performance on FHB, Sphaerex provides consistent efficacy on all major leaf diseases such as rusts, tan spot, septoria in wheat; scald, spot, and net blotch in barley; and crown rust in oats. New to the label, Sphaerex now offers protection against ergot, a fungal disease that infects many cereals and has well-known impacts on grain quality.


“FHB continues to pose complex and ever-evolving challenges,” said Rob Miller, Technical Development Manager at BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “With this in mind, we’re constantly innovating and looking to find ways to bring new and enhanced solutions to growers.”

BASF provides growers and retail and distribution customers with one of the most robust product pipelines in the industry. To learn more about Sphaerex, 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.


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


BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 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 is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at http://www.basf.com.

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