July 10, 2012
Coronet ® fungicide seed treatment from BASF focused on Brassica seeds through INCOTEC platform
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC AND SALINAS, CA, July 10, 2012 -- BASF and INCOTEC today announced an agreement that will allow INCOTEC to treat Brassica seeds with Coronet® fungicide seed treatment, a BASF crop protection product. INCOTEC will also be offering this product to seed companies for on-site application within the United States.
In this agreement, INCOTEC offers an independent platform for seed applied crop protection products of consistent and high quality, such as Coronet fungicide seed treatment from BASF.
“We are delighted with this agreement,” said Brad Kortsen, Sales and Marketing Manager for INCOTEC North America. “The quality innovation from BASF suits our expanding areas of focus, including the application of innovative treatments to enhance and improve crop quality and yield.”
Coronet fungicide seed treatment received registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 and contains the active ingredients boscalid and F500®, both products of BASF research and innovation. Coronet fungicide seed treatment provides effective control against a broad spectrum of seed-borne fungal pathogens on Brassica seeds and seedlings.
“Coronet fungicide seed treatment helps control key seed and seedling diseases while improving plant stress tolerance,” said Robert Yaklich, Market Manager for Seed Solutions for BASF in North America. “By giving seedlings a stronger start with improved plant vigor in the critical early days of growth, Coronet fungicide seed treatment leads to increased yield potential.”
For more information on INCOTEC, visit www.incotec.com
INCOTEC Group BV, with headquarters in the Netherlands, is a worldwide leader in coating and seed technology serving the agronomic, vegetable and flower seed industry worldwide. Winner of the Erasmus Innovation Award 2009, INCOTEC activities are located in the.US, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Japan, India, Australia, China and South Africa.
About the BASF Crop Protection division
With sales of € 4.1 billion in 2011, BASF’s Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing 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 twitter: www.twitter.com/basfagro.
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 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. 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, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 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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