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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.

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. 

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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.

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October 19, 2021

BASF receives registration of Sphaerex Fungicide, helping provide growers with protection against cereal diseases at head timing
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has received registration from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Sphaerex® Fungicide. Combining two powerful active ingredients, Prothioconazole and Metconazole, Sphaerex helps provide growers with management of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and the reduction of deoxynivalenol (DON), which can significantly impact yield and negatively alter grain quality. Sphaerex will be available for purchase for the 2022 growing season.
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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.

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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. 

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September 8, 2021

BASF commits $250,000 for research chair in pollinator health at the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has committed $250,000 to the University of Saskatchewan’s Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) to help establish a research chair position focusing on pollinator health and biodiversity. The contribution is supporting the WCVM’s goal of raising $750,000 to form the position that will serve as an important partnership between industry stakeholders and the supply chains they mutually support. 

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September 1, 2021

The BASF Community Challenge returns with $65,000 in donations to support local communities across western Canada
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) announced the return of the BASF Community Challenge with a combined donation amount of $65,000 for communities across Western Canada. Running from September 1 to October 15, the contest calls on InVigor® hybrid canola growers to nominate a local organization or initiative for the chance to receive one of eight $5,000 donations. In celebration of InVigor hybrid canola’s 25th anniversary this coming season, BASF has added a $25,000 grand prize. A special nomination category, the $25,000 prize will be donated to the winner’s organization of choice, in recognition of the impact the organization makes in their community.

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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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June 07, 2021

BASF introduces Ideltis as seed brand name for its future hybrid wheat
BASF has introduced its new brand for hybrid wheat seeds, Ideltis™. It demonstrates the company’s commitment to transition wheat for long-term success through innovative hybridization.

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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 Enlist™ 1® herbicides on Enlist E3™ 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 11, 2021

BASF unveils Voraxor as a new pre-seed herbicide, the most recent registration of three new pre-seed herbicides

BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has received registration from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Voraxor™. Containing the first registration with the active ingredient Tirexor®, Voraxor will be available to Western Canadian growers for the 2022 crop season.

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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 xarvio™ 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 xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER solution.

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December 21, 2020

BASF provides $40,000 for farmers to "pay it forward" to their communities across Western Canada
InVigor® Community Challenge sees eight canola growers win a $5,000 donation in their name to local organization of their choosing

December 10, 2020

BASF receives Health Canada PMRA registration on active ingredients for two new pre-seed products

This week, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) received registration from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) on the active ingredient (AI) Topramezone. The first Group 27 herbicide approved for pre-seed use in canola, Topramezone is the AI found in Certitude® – BASF’s new pre-seed herbicide that will provide canola growers with industry-leading control of kochia and volunteer canola for the upcoming 2021 growing season.

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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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October 19, 2020

BASF receives Health Canada PMRA registration for new products Teraxxa F4 and Cimegra containing Broflanilide

Today, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) received registration for Broflanilide, its newest active ingredient (AI) from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). Broflanilide, the first IRAC Group 30 available in Canada, is a powerful insecticide in two new unique products: Teraxxa® F4 insecticide and fungicide for cereals and Cimegra® insecticide for potatoes and corn.

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October 01, 2020

BASF marks 25-year partnership with USask Crop Development Centre with $100,000 investment

BASF Agricultural Solutions has pledged $100,000 towards the advancement of a new world-class breeding facility at the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

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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-L™ technology for L-glufosinate ammonium from AgriMetis, ™ 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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July 27, 2020

BASF Launches Virtual Field Tour Platform

Today, BASF Agricultural Solutions has launched InField Innovation Tours in Canada; a new, interactive tour experience enabling growers to virtually visit trial sites across the country, learn about new, innovative solutions for 2021 and see how products are performing.

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June 17, 2020

BASF’s Regina Facility Celebrates 10 Years Without Lost Time Injury
Today, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) celebrates a milestone 10 years without a lost time injury at its Regina production facility. The achievement reinforces that BASF’s health and safety culture and safety protocols to protect its employees from injury are working.

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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April 14, 2020

BASF supports farmers by offering xarvio FIELD MANAGER free of charge for the 2020 season

BASF announced it will offer xarvio™ FIELD MANAGER free of charge to farmers in the U.S. and Canada for the 2020 season. xarvio FIELD MANAGER offers crop production solutions that allow farmers to monitor their fields through digital tools.

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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.

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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July 15, 2019

BASF introduces new distribution model for Agricultural Solutions in Western Canada

BASF will launch an enhanced RetailConnect distribution model for its Agricultural Solutions portfolio, which will work directly with independent retailers across Western Canada.

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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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February 19, 2019

BASF completes divestment of the Clearfield® system for canola

BASF is pleased to announce that it has completed its divestment of the Clearfield® system for canola in North America to Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont.

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November 15, 2018

BASF releases next generation of weed control

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency registered BASF’s new Heat® Complete pre-seed/pre-emerge herbicide for use on lentils, field peas, soybeans and corn in Canada for the 2019 crop season with the label expansion of one of the components.

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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 13, 2018

New BASF tool to control cleavers in canola for 2019

Recently, the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) formally adopted a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for the active ingredient quinclorac in canola. Growers can now use quinclorac products in their canola to control cleavers, one of the toughest and most impactful weeds in western Canada.

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August 01, 2018 

Today, BASF closed the acquisition of a significant range of businesses and assets from Bayer, including the canola seeds business in Canada.

BASF closes acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer.

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