June 29, 2010, Mississauga, Ont. – BASF has made multi-lateral, worldwide regulatory submissions for two new products – XEMIUM™ fungicide and INITIUM™ fungicide. These two new fungicides were submitted to the regulatory authorities in Canada, the United States, New Zealand and Australia simultaneously and will be reviewed under global review.
“Ongoing laboratory and in-field research shows that these products will provide a unique fit for Canadian growers across all crop markets,” said Brian Denys, business director, BASF Canada Crop Protection. “XEMIUM and INITIUM fungicides are the result of the BASF research and discovery process. We are committed to bringing innovative solutions to the market to help growers get the most out of every acre.”
BASF researches more than 100,000 chemical compounds for each one it brings to the market. BASF has several new crop protection products in its pipeline, with 28 products expected to be introduced during the next four years.
XEMIUM, a novel broad-spectrum compound, is being studied in a wide range of crops including fruits, vegetables and row crops.
INITIUM fungicide, a new class of chemistry, is being researched on a number of specialty crops and will bring growers added disease protection.