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BASF introduces Cantus fungicide


February 27, 2012
By Press release

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February 24, 2012, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. has
received approval for the use of Cantus fungicide, for broad spectrum disease
control on a wide array of horticultural crops including grapes, potatoes and
other fruits and vegetable crops.

February 24, 2012, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. has
received approval for the use of Cantus fungicide, for broad spectrum disease
control on a wide array of horticultural crops including grapes, potatoes and
other fruits and vegetable crops.

Cantus is powered by the active ingredient Boscalid and
will replace Lance WDG fungicide on horticultural crops. With the same active
as Lance, Cantus is registered exclusively for use on horticultural crops
including potatoes, grapes, berries, bulb vegetables, carrots, fruiting
vegetables, field lettuce, stone fruits, strawberries and cucurbits.  

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While Cantus will deliver the same level of control of key
diseases – such as Alternaria, Botrytis and Sclerotinia – as Lance,
horticultural growers will benefit from the horticulture focused product
communications and updates as well as relevant programming built around the
unique agronomic requirements of these crops.  

“The introduction of Cantus is in line with BASF’s commitment
to product stewardship,” confirms Scott Hodgins, technical specialist
horticulture products with BASF Canada. “Because Cantus is sold only to
horticultural markets, BASF will be able to provide horticultural growers with
communications and programming that address the specific needs of their farming
operations.”   

In addition to its broad spectrum of disease control and
diverse list of registered crops, Cantus fungicide is systemic in the xylem,
making it rapidly rainfast and allowing it to protect growing plant tissue as
it expands.

Lance fungicide will remain on the market for use in field
crops such as dry and edible beans and canola.

For more information about Cantus fungicide, visit www.agsolutions.ca.