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New mobile fungicide AI coming to Canada


August 1, 2012
By Press release

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August 1, 2012, Mississauga, Ont – The fungicide portfolio at BASF Canada Inc. is about to get a lot more interesting with the addition of Xemium. The new active ingredient is a next generation carboxamide and has already received registrations in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States on multiple crops. In Canada, Xemium is registered for a number of row and horticultural crops.

“Xemium has the unique ability to move throughout the plant in a more consistent fashion to prevent diseases before they start,” says Scott Chapman, fungicide and seed solutions marketing manager at BASF Canada. “What’s more, rainfall revives Xemium to give more continuous protection during those critical periods.”

Xemium binds itself to the leaf surface to continuously block cell respiration in fungi for preventative and curative disease control. Not only does Xemium protect areas where it has been applied, but its mobility properties also provide systemic activity to protect parts of the plant that may have been missed during application.

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BASF has submitted Xemium for registration worldwide to enhance its global innovation pipeline for fungicides.