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[February 20, 2014]

Two BASF products named 'Products of the Year' by no-till farmers

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) No-till farmers have given top honors to BASF products Headline AMP fungicide and Sharpen herbicide at the 22nd Annual National No-Tillage Conference in Springfield, Illinois. This is the eighth consecutive win for Headline AMP fungicide in the top fungicide product category.


"Growers turn to Headline AMP fungicide year after year because it maximizes the potential of every plant," explained Caren Schmidt, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, BASF. "Headline AMP fungicide provides growers with preventative and post-infection disease control, which results in maximum yield potential." Headline AMP fungicide is labeled for corn application. On-farm field trials from 2013 show Headline AMP fungicide delivers 11.7 bu/A more than untreated corn.

A new winner this year in the weed control product category, Sharpen herbicide, drives burndown of tough weeds three-to-five times faster than 2,4-D or glyphosate - an important feature for many no-till growers. Sharpen herbicide is powered by Kixor herbicide technology, featuring a unique chemistry that provides foliar and soil activity on today's toughest weeds.

"An effective burndown is important for fighting resistant weeds," said Mark Oostlander, Technical Market Manager, BASF. "Sharpen herbicide gives growers a clean start so they can stay clean throughout the season and increase yield potential." The No-Till Product of the Year award winners are selected each year by No-Till Farmer readers. No-till and conservation tillage farmers select winners and honorable mentions for thirteen product categories. Taking the prize in two categories, BASF was the most winning chemical company at the awards this year.

Headline AMP, Kixor and Sharpen are registered trademarks of BASF.

About BASF's Crop Protection division With sales of around EUR4.7 billion in 2012, BASF's Crop Protection division provides innovative solutions in crop protection, turf and ornamental plants, pest control and public health. Its portfolio also includes technologies for seed treatment and biological control as well as solutions to manage water, nutrients and plant stress. BASF's Crop Protection division is a leading innovator that supports growers to optimize agricultural production, improve their business efficiency and enhance the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at www.agro.basf.com or follow us on our social media channels: http://www.agro.basf.com/agr/AP-Internet/en/content/news_room/social_media/index BASF - The Chemical Company BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us .

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com .

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