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“With the recent establishment of a CODEX MRL for quinclorac as a herbicide in canola, grain companies have now omitted quinclorac from the 2018/2019 declaration forms,” said Wade Sobkowich, Executive Director of the Western Grain Elevator Association. “Growers can now use herbicides such as Facet L containing quinclorac on canola, according to the application rate and timing on the label, and this crop can now be marketed to Canada’s major export countries.”

Facet L provides both burndown and residual control and is compatible with any herbicide tolerant canola system in a convenient liquid formulation. The application window (pre-seed/pre-emerge up to the 6-leaf stage in canola) provides growers the flexibility to control cleavers when they want without having to switch products if they can’t do a pre-seed application.

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As always, growers should consult with their grain handlers prior to application to ensure marketability of their crop. For more information on an early-season application of Facet L herbicide, contact AgSolutions Ò Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273) or visit

“BASF submitted a comprehensive data package to support the establishment of CODEX MRLs for quinclorac,” said Sydney Marlow, Canola Crop Manager for BASF Canada. “Coming in 2019, Canadian growers can use Facet ® L herbicide in their canola to get the best available cleaver control in Canada, while having confidence in the marketability of their crop.”

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, August 13, 2018 – Recently, the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC) formally adopted a Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) for the active ingredient quinclorac in canola. Growers can now use quinclorac products in their canola to control cleavers, one of the toughest and most impactful weeds in western Canada.

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“Results from trials that were run over five consecutive years show that ILeVO provides more efficient protection against blackleg, with significantly better management of early leaf infections, reduced plant lodging and internal stem infection compared to the current industry standard product,” said de Lucas.

ILeVO features a systemic ingredient, Fluopyram, that translocates to the roots, cotyledons and first true leaves of canola plants. These are the areas where blackleg infection first attacks, and ILeVO’s concentration in these parts of the plant means stopping early infestation before it reaches the vascular system, causing cankering and plant death.

Not only does ILeVO demonstrate good crop safety with no effect on seed germination, it also has a high range of compatibilities, with the ability to mix with other fungicidal and insecticidal seed treatments for broader protection.

“In addition to its disease-preventative abilities, ILeVO provides a number of benefits to growers,” said Rob Hall, Head of Seeds at BASF Australia and New Zealand. “It is compatible with a range of seeds, has a low application rate, supports even crop emergence and early plant vigour and is a novel fungicide that blackleg has never seen before. ILeVO is certainly a very welcome and much-anticipated addition to growers’ rotations.”

Blackleg, caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, is the most serious disease of canola in Australia. “We’re excited to deliver the alternative fungicide seed treatment growers have been searching for, as limited options have been available to manage the most important disease in canola,” explained Arturo de Lucas, Seed Technologies Portfolio Manager at BASF Australia and New Zealand.

Melbourne, Australia – October 2, 2019 – BASF’s new fungicide seed treatment, ILeVO®, is now registered and available to Australian canola growers. ILeVO is a highly effective seed treatment for the management of blackleg in canola.

ILeVO complements BASF’s portfolio of solutions for canola growers, which will continue to grow with the launch of InVigor® R4022P to the Australian market in 2020. InVigor R4022P is the first variety to combine new TruFlex® technology with BASF’s unique PodGuard® trait technology to give growers greater yield potential through improving both flexibility around weed control and harvest timing.