BASF Canada Registers Priaxor Fungicide In Eastern Canada

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From a release

MISSISSAUGA – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) announced it has received registration for PRIAXOR™ fungicide for use on corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada. PRIAXOR is the first fungicide registered in Eastern Canada containing XEMIUM™, the new active ingredient in the carboxamide family.

“The new active ingredient, XEMIUM, allows growers to control pathogens over a broad range of stages,” says Rob Miller, Field Biologist at BASF. “The main difference with XEMIUM is its strong mobility characteristics. It is able to redistribute itself on the plant and leaf surface to provide more continuous and consistent disease control so it can protect the parts of the plant that were missed during spraying.”

PRIAXOR also contains pyraclostrobin, the same active ingredient found in BASF’s HEADLINE® fungicide. It not only has control against a range of key corn and soybean diseases, but also provides the unique plant health benefits of AgCelence™, which include greener leaves and stronger stems and stalks for improved harvestability, better management of minor heat, cold and drought stress and better utilization of nutrients, all leading to higher yield potential.

The result of combining these two active ingredients is that PRIAXOR uses multiple modes of action from both Group 7 and Group 11 chemistries to provide corn and soybean growers with a new tool to be used as part of their fungicide resistance strategy.

“PRIAXOR is the newest fungicide innovation from BASF for corn and soybeans in Eastern Canada,” says Jason Leitch, Fungicide Brand Manager at BASF Canada. “The constant activity is what makes it so unique and offers Canadian growers a more advanced fungicide for their disease management strategy.”

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