Seed & Chemical
BASF and Monsanto team up
By Top Crop Manager
Nov. 8, 2013, Mississauga – Working together with retailers across eastern Canada, BASF Canada and Monsanto Canada are once again offering growers a $1 per acre rebate when Integrity, Eragon, Marksman and/or Armezon herbicides are purchased with matching acres of Roundup WeatherMAX herbicide, according to a press release. Together, the companies say these tank-mix partners deliver multiple modes of action for optimized activity on tough to control and potentially resistant weeds.
For growers in eastern Canada, this will be a year-end rebate that is applicable on products purchased between Oct. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. Growers will receive their rebate cheque in fall of 2014.
“The potential for herbicide resistance is a concern, so it’s important for growers to use best practices, which includes using multiple modes of action when controlling weeds,” said Sean Chiki, brand manager for herbicides at BASF Canada, in the release. “Rotating herbicide chemistries and using multiple modes of action are necessary strategies for sustainable weed management.”
As key tank-mix partners, Integrity, Eragon, Marksman and Armezon complement Roundup WeatherMAX by providing additional modes of action for optimized weed control. Together, they combat glyphosate-resistant weeds such as Canada fleabane, common ragweed and giant ragweed.
In addition to the $1 per acre rebate, growers are eligible for AgSolutions Rewards on their Integrity, Eragon, Marksman and Armezon purchases. For additional information on the program, farmers should contact their local BASF and Monsanto retailers.