Welcome to the News Room. This is the place to access and read the latest news, information and events from BASF Canada.
September 29, 2023
Oleta LaRush appointed Vice President, Business Management BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has announced Oleta (Leta) LaRush will assume responsibility for BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, effective November 1, 2023. In this role, Leta will lead Canadian operations and the Canadian Leadership Team for the agriculture division at BASF and will join the North American Leadership team. She will also continue to serve as a member of the BASF Canada board of directors.
June 27, 2023
Coming to a field near you: the 2023 InVigor® Series
Whether it leads to a bumper crop or a championship title, we’re all hoping for a great season. This summer, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is teaming up with western Canadian baseball teams to bring the InVigor® Series to three baseball games across the Prairies.
June 20, 2023
Introducing AgTalk: The Do More Agriculture Foundation Launches New Peer Support Platform
The Do More Agriculture Foundation (Do More Ag) is thrilled to announce the launch of AgTalk powered by Togetherall. The peer support platform will be accessible across the entire Canadian agriculture industry. The platform provides a safe and anonymous space where anyone 16+ can connect, share, and receive support from a community of peers who relate to their unique experiences. With 24/7 bilingual clinical moderation, AgTalk, powered by Togetherall, ensures a secure environment for open discussions on mental health.
June 13, 2023
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions appoints Bill Baxter as Director of Sales
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions has announced the newest addition to their Canadian Leadership Team with the hire of Bill Baxter as Director of Sales. Baxter was most recently Director of Commercial Excellence for BASF Agricultural Products North America.
June 13, 2023
The votes are in: Growing Home with BASF 2023 winners announced
The public votes are in and the winners of Growing Home with BASF—a new rural community enrichment initiative from BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) in 2023—have been determined. BASF received 412 nominations in April, and then asked the public to vote for the winning organizations from 15 finalists—five each in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
May 16, 2023
Designed in Western Canada for western Canadian growers: BASF delivers new pulse solution to manage tough diseases
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is providing a new standard for disease management in pulses for western Canadian growers with the launch of a new fungicide, RevyPro™.
May 9, 2023
BASF Safety Scouts program returns for its third year, supporting farm safety for families across North America
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is excited to continue to support farm safety with the return of the BASF Safety Scouts program.
April 27, 2023
Bosch BASF Smart Farming is now ONE SMART SPRAY
Bosch BASF Smart Farming, the joint venture between Bosch and BASF Digital Farming to globally market and sell smart farming technology, announced today its new brand name: ONE SMART SPRAY.
April 3, 2023
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions to invest $75,000 to help grow Prairie communities
Three growers across the Prairies will have a chance to win big for their hometowns this spring with the launch of Growing Home with BASF. From April 3-30, individuals in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba can nominate organizations that help grow their communities to win one of the $25,000 prizes.
November 1, 2022
4-H Canada Invites Supporters to "Wear Green and Be Seen" this November
4-H Canada is celebrating Show Your 4-H Colours Day on Nov. 2, as part of 4-H Month. The annual celebration sees youth members, volunteer leaders, alumni, and supporters displaying their pride in being part of this 109-year-old community by wearing green, and lighting up landmarks in their communities.
July 19, 2022
CFL and BASF Partner to Recognize Canadian Farmers
The Canadian Football League (CFL) and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) are partnering to shine the spotlight on the country’s farming communities, highlight the importance of Canadian agriculture, and celebrate the 25th anniversary of InVigor® hybrid canola.
July 18, 2022
BASF helps save lives, renew STARS fleet
Completion of STARS’ multi-year initiative to renew its aging helicopter fleet is one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a $500,000 gift from BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, announced today at the STARS base in Saskatoon.
June 22, 2022
BASF partners with University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences on $1.25M research project to tackle clubroot resistance in canola
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has announced a new research project in partnership with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (ALES) to tackle clubroot resistance in canola.
May 9, 2022
xarvio® offers access to new weather station connectivity options in partnership with METOS Canada by Pessl Instruments
xarvio® FIELD MANAGER, from BASF Digital Farming, has expanded its weather station device connectivity options for farmers in collaboration with METOS Canada.
April 26, 2022
BASF Safety Scouts program returning for its second season in continued support of children’s safety on the farm
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) is excited to relaunch its popular BASF Safety Scouts program in 2022, bringing the successful initiative back for a second season in support of farm safety for kids and their families.
April 20, 2022
Strong pipeline of BASF agricultural innovations will benefit food security, climate and environment
BASF announces its ten-year outlook on agricultural innovations that support food security for future generations, while minimizing the impact of farming on the climate and the environment. The company focuses on improving agricultural outcomes in major crops, like wheat, canola, soybean, corn, cotton, rice, as well as fruits and vegetables. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), these crops account for more than 50% of the world’s farmland, which is why innovations applied on such a large scale have the potential to make farming even more productive and sustainable.
April 4, 2022
Research from BASF Canada, Manitoba Crop Alliance and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission determines Heat LQ can be used as pre-harvest aid on flax
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) has announced findings from a partnership with Manitoba Crop Alliance (MCA) and Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (SaskFlax) determining Heat® LQ can be used in Canada as a pre-harvest aid on flax.
March 22, 2022
BASF to globally launch open innovation platform AgroStart to inspire new digital solutions for agriculture
Over the next decade, agriculture and the food system will undergo a massive transformation to produce abundant and affordable food for the growing global population on limited arable land. Innovative and breakthrough technologies are needed, and BASF will support this transition by leveraging the potential of the best digital agriculture ideas from inside and outside the company with its open innovation platform, AgroStart, which will now be established on a global level.
December 2, 2021
BASF Agricultural Solutions to launch Global Carbon Farming Program enabling farmers to reduce their CO2 emissions
With agriculture being responsible for about 20% of global CO2 emissions, carbon-efficient agricultural practices can significantly contribute to combat climate change. BASF will establish a program that allows farmers to track and profit from practices reducing CO2 emissions, underlining its efforts to contribute to fighting climate change. The Global Carbon Farming Program will support BASF Agricultural Solutions’ commitment to reduce the carbon footprint per ton of crop produced by 30% by 2030 in wheat, soy, rice, canola and corn. BASF will launch its program in phases starting in 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 21, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 17, 2020
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.
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.
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.
March 18, 2020
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.
November 18, 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 16, 2018
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.
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.