Seed & Chemical
BASF supports increase in canola straight cutting
By News release
Sept. 1, 2015, Mississauga, ON - According to a recent poll conducted by FarmShift on behalf of BASF Canada, the number of growers straight cutting canola in Western Canada rose by 50 percent from 2013 to the 2014 harvest season.
The poll included a sample of 400 growers from across Western Canada with minimum canola acre thresholds.
"We know that straight cutting is a practice that is becoming more and more common," said Danielle Eastman, Western Herbicide Brand Manager at BASF Canada. "Growers who straight cut save time, labour and cost at harvest time."
The practice of straight cutting canola is gaining popularity. In fact, according to the study 65 percent of growers surveyed are interested in straight cutting and 82 percent of the growers who have already adopted the practice plan to do more of it.
"BASF is committed to providing growers with the tools that will help them produce the best possible crop," said Eastman. "Tank-mixing HEAT® LQ with glyphosate helps growers get into the field sooner and harvest a more even crop, which helps contribute to a successful straight cut harvest."
Using a desiccant at harvest time not only gives growers the ability to get in the field and harvest sooner, but also helps prepare for the following season by controlling winter annual and perennial weeds.
For more information about HEAT LQ, contact AgSolutions® Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).