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Outlook herbicide brings new tool for potato growers


January 13, 2014
By Press release

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January 13, 2014, Mississauga, Ont – BASF Canada Inc. (BASF) has received regulatory approval for Outlook, a new herbicide that will help potato growers address two significant challenges to their production.

As the amount and timing of rainfall becomes more variable, Outlook will provide consistent control of nightshade, pigweed and annual grasses, even under drier conditions. As a Group 15 herbicide, Outlook also controls both triazine and Group 2 resistant biotypes whose populations continue to increase across the country.

“Based on our extensive field-scale Canadian research program and several years of commercial use in the U.S., we see Outlook as an excellent new tool that will help growers address both inconsistent rainfall and the growing problem of herbicide resistance,” says Bruce Irons, a technical specialist for horticultural products with BASF Canada.

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Outlook contains the active ingredient Dimethenamid-P, which inhibits weed root and shoot growth, controlling susceptible weeds before they emerge from the soil. Outlook is applied after potatoes are planted but before they emerge from the soil.

For more information about Outlook herbicide, visit www.AgSolutions.ca or contact Bruce Irons (Bruce.Irons@basf.com). Technical sales support of Outlook and all other BASF horticultural products is provided by Engage Agro Corporation sales representatives.