BASF opens upgraded facility for crop protection products

Reading Time: < 1 minute BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) recently unveiled its upgraded facility for producing crop protection products. The $14 million upgrade was the largest investment the company has made in the Canadian market in a decade. The Regina, Sask. facility will benefit from an upgraded laboratory, a new control room and increased capacity which will allow it […] Read more

Wireworms a target for first Group 30 insecticide in Canada

BASF picks up registration for two broflanilide products

Reading Time: 2 minutes The list of insecticides cleared for use in Canadian crops now includes its first Group 30 chemistry, as BASF makes plans to launch it in new wireworm control products next year. BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions on Monday announced approval from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) for broflanilide, a GABA-gated chloride channel allosteric modulator. […] Read more

BASF says dividends, asset values under review as pandemic bites

Reading Time: 2 minutes Frankfurt | Reuters – Germany’s BASF said on Wednesday its dividend policy and the value of assets on its balance sheet might be revised given uncertainty caused by the coronavirus crisis, particularly in North America and Europe. The policy of the world’s largest chemicals and plastics maker by sales to increase dividends each year and […] Read more

BASF unveils InField Innovation Tours

Reading Time: < 1 minute BASF is making it easier, and during the pandemic, safer for farmers to get information about its products. On July 27 it launched a new website allowing farmers to visit the company’s research farms virtually. “InField Innovation Tours is a unique, virtual tour experience that enables anyone, from anywhere, to journey into our fields and […] Read more

The online resource provides lots of information and interactive material, CASA said. It includes colouring sheets, a grain safety game and a video series on safety and health-related activities.

CASA develops online tool to help families with farm safety

There’s an expectation that there will be more children on the farm this year

Reading Time: 2 minutes Glacier FarmMedia – The Canadian Agriculture Safety Association and BASF are digitally expanding farm safety resources for children. The new resource comes as the COVID-19 pandemic affects family life. With kids at home because of school closures, it’s expected more will be involved in activities on the farm, said Wayne Barton, the manager of research […] Read more

Ag chem industry watching COVID-19’s spread

Reading Time: 3 minutes MarketsFarm –– China is a major producer of agricultural chemicals — and disruptions to production would have a ripple effect on North American supplies of crop protection inputs, such as herbicides and insecticides. Plant closures and transportation issues due to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus are being followed closely, but the Canadian industry is reportedly […] Read more

Peach grower awarded US$265 million in dicamba drift suit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — A Missouri jury’s US$265 million award to peach grower Bill Bader in his lawsuit against herbicide providers Bayer and BASF has raised the stakes for the two companies as at least 140 similar cases head to U.S. courts later this year. A jury in U.S. District Court in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, handed Bader, […] Read more

Court orders big ag firms to hand over documents in antitrust probe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ottawa | Reuters — A Canadian federal court has ordered a group of major agriculture companies to hand over records and communications in an antitrust probe sparked by allegations some businesses tried to block online farm-supply startup Farmers Business Network (FBN). In a series of court orders issued Tuesday, Federal Court Justice Denis Gascon said […] Read more

Probe eyes possibility of ‘co-ordinated behaviour’ in Big Ag

Competition Bureau probes majors' response to FBN's Canadian launch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canada’s Competition Bureau is investigating leading agriculture companies for allegedly attempting to drive a California-based online farm-supply retailer out of the Canadian market. Documents filed in Federal Court show Federated Co-operatives, Cargill, Winfield United Canada, Univar Canada, BASF Canada Inc., Corteva and Bayer CropScience (and, by extension, Monsanto Canada) are all under investigation. Investigators with […] Read more

Competition Bureau probing big ag chem companies

Probe to look at firms' response to FBN's arrival in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — The Canadian Competition Bureau said on Thursday it was investigating certain agriculture companies for alleged anticompetitive practices over allegations of trying to block an online farm-supply startup from doing business in Western Canada. The regulator did not provide details on specific companies involved in the probe, but documents filed on Jan. 30 in […] Read more