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

  • New active ingredient Tirexor provides Western Canadian growers with exceptional broad-spectrum burndown of broadleaf weeds
  • Voraxor will be available for the 2022 crop season

CALGARY, ALBERTA, MARCH 11, 2021 – 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. The latest addition to BASF’s pre-seed herbicide portfolio, Voraxor represents the evolution of BASF’s innovation in burndown technology, equipping growers with access to innovative crop solutions.

“With Canadian farmers constantly facing new challenges, BASF is committed to providing innovative crop solutions, like Voraxor, that help farmers address their agronomic challenges to maximize yields,” said Mark Shillingford, Director of Marketing, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “We provide farmers with the products, support and resources they need to manage issues today, while investing in research and development to find innovative solutions for the challenges of tomorrow.”

Voraxor offers Western Canadian growers a solution for rapid burndown control of broadleaf weeds, including many group 2, 4 and 9 resistant biotypes, as well as improved broad-spectrum burndown of broadleaf weeds. Voraxor also provides control of winter annual and perennial weeds and residual suppression of several weeds at higher rates – most notably kochia, cleavers, volunteer canola and wild mustard. Voraxor is registered in Western Canada for use in field peas, lentils, soybeans, field corn, wheat and barley.

“In recent years, farmers have been faced with increasing group 2 and 9 herbicide resistance,” said Daniel Packer, Senior Brand Manager of Herbicides, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “With the launch of Voraxor, growers can expect superior pre-seed burndown weed control and improved residual weed spectrum and consistency. This comes from the combination of the all new Tirexor (group 14) active ingredient and the proven Kixor® active ingredient (AI) technology farmers know from Heat® LQ.”

BASF is hosting AgSolutions performance trials (APT) in 2021 so that growers have an opportunity to check out the product ahead of its 2022 launch.

To see Voraxor in action, growers are encouraged to contact their local BASF representative and watch this video.

To learn more, and to view BASF’s entire crop protection portfolio, please visit www.agsolutions.ca.

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Tirexor® and Heat® LQ are registered trademarks of BASF, used under license by BASF Canada Inc. © 2021 BASF Canada Inc. Canadian trademark registration has been applied for and is pending for Voraxor™. 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.

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.

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 www.basf.com.

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