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    BASF launches innovative pre-emergent herbicide for Wheat

    Chemical Weekly 2019-11-08



    BASF has launched Zidua, a new pre-emergent herbicide for wheat that offers growers a much-needed solution for controlling one of the most problematic weeds in their fields – Phalaris.

    India is the second-largest wheat-producing country in the world. However, farmers in major wheat-growing areas face increased difficulty to maintain their yield levels due to outbreaks of Phalaris that has developed resistance to many conventional herbicides. Offering a new mode of action compared to currently available solutions on the market, Zidua begins to protect fields immediately after the application. It gives superior as well as long-lasting control of Phalaris coupled with excellent crop safety. 

    Zidua further strengthens BASF’s portfolio of innovative solutions for wheat cultivators in India that includes products like Opera, which combines superior control of yellow rust with excellent plant health benefits.

    “BASF is committed to helping Indian wheat growers maximize their potential. The farmers deserve access to the most advanced solutions to help them achieve better yields. With this new launch, BASF once again demonstrates its commitment to support the cultivators to find innovative solutions to their problems,” Mr. Rajendra Velagala, Business Director of Agricultural Solutions, South Asia, said.

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