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BASF receives Health Canada PMRA registration for Merivon fungicide  

Merivon provides long lasting, broad spectrum disease control and advanced plant health benefits improving yield potential and quality

CALGARY, Alberta, February 9, 2021 – 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. Also registered in stone fruit, leafy vegetables, cucurbits, strawberries, root and bulb vegetables, Merivon fungicide is available for the 2021 growing season. 

 

“With its unique combination of active ingredients, Merivon fungicide works across disease lifecycles providing continuous redistribution and extended residual protection even under adverse conditions,” said Trevor Latta, Brand Manager, Corn, Soybeans & Horticulture with BASF. “The combination of the two active ingredients offers more consistent disease control to help maximize yield and quality potential for growers.” 

 

Growers can learn more about Merivon fungicide and all other BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions products by visiting www.agsolutions.ca.

Always read and follow label directions.
Merivon®, Xemium® and AgCelence®, are registered trade-marks of BASF, used under license by BASF Canada Inc. Merivon® fungicide should be used in a preventative disease control program. © 2021 BASF Canada Inc.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division:
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 2019, our division generated sales of €7.8 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 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing 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 2019. 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.

Media Relations Contact

Tabetha Boot

Phone: 403-461-1253

Tabetha.boot@basf.com

 

BASF Canada Inc.

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