BASF Receives PMRA Approval on Pre-Seed Products

by | Dec 14, 2020 | News

BASF has received registration approval from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for Topramezone which is used for control of kochia and volunteer canola, the company says in a news release on Dec. 10.

Topramezone is the first Group 27 herbicide approved for pre-seed use in canola. It is found in Certitude, a pre-seed herbicide which provides canola growers control of kochia and volunteer canola, the release notes. It will be available for the 2021 growing season.

“We recognize that tackling tough-to-manage weeds and weed resistance is one of the top concerns facing today’s growers, whether they are growing canola or cereals,” Mark Shillingford, director of marketing, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, says in the release. “The registration of BASF’s two new pre-seed treatments reflects our promise of providing growers with a robust product portfolio that is constantly evolving to meet their needs.”

BASF also recently received PMRA registration for its pre-seed herbicide Smoulder, which contains the active ingredients Saflufenacil and Metsulfuron-methyl, the release notes. It is a pre-seed herbicide for wheat and barley growers, which provides growers with both residual control of volunteer canola and superior burndown of all group two, four and nine resistant broadleaf weeds. It will be available for purchase in the 2022 growing season, and BASF will have a large field scale demo program for Smoulder in 2021.

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