Press Release •  2021-05-12

Liberty 200 SN Herbicide named Preferred Glufosinate Partner with the Enlist™ Weed Control System

Collaboration announced to help farmers who plant Enlist E3 soybeans tackle tough, broadleaf weeds while helping to sustain the long-term efficacy of both herbicides

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 12, 2021 – Corteva Agriscience and BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) have announced their collaboration and joint approach of weed control by recommending the combined use of Liberty® 200 SN and Enlist 1® herbicides on Enlist E3 soybean acres. The companies share the commitment to Canadian soybean growers and the goal of continuing the advancement of sustainable agriculture.

“Farmers planting Enlist E3 soybeans want choice when it comes to herbicides, and that is one of the key benefits the Enlist Weed Control System provides,” said David Kloppenburg, Category Leader, Row Crop Herbicides at Corteva Agriscience. “Using multiple effective modes-of-action post-emergence helps farmers keep their fields clean of tough, broadleaf weeds. As part of a program approach to weed control in Enlist E3 soybeans, Liberty 200 SN Herbicide is Corteva’s recommended glufosinate for use with the Enlist Weed Control System.”

“Our collaboration with Corteva underlines BASF’s commitment to provide growers with this systems approach for improved weed control,” said Chris Vander Kant, Corn, Soybeans and Horticultural Crop Manager, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions. “Liberty 200 SN Herbicide contains a unique mode of action that helps to control tough glyphosate resistant weeds and its unique formulation, designed for glufosinate ammonium tolerant soybeans, including Enlist E3, will make it an excellent tank mix partner for Enlist 1 for improved post emerge weed control.”

Better control via multiple modes of action

Corteva Agriscience and BASF recommend farmers use a program approach for Enlist E3 soybeans that includes starting with effective residual herbicides, followed by an effective post-emergent herbicide program. Enlist 1 and Liberty 200 SN Herbicide offer a strong combination when used together, especially on weeds like Waterhemp and Canada fleabane, that are now glyphosate resistant in many soybean fields. By using this combination on the same acre, farmers can access improved weed control while helping sustain the long-term efficacy of both herbicides.

Collaboration is essential to successfully driving advances in sustainable agriculture. BASF and Corteva are proud to launch this collaboration, supporting Canadian farmers, helping to ensure they have the tools needed to grow success today and tomorrow.

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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has over 625 employees who work at one of three production facilities across Canada including: Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Regina, or one of several research farms across the Canadian prairies. Agricultural Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc., working closely with the regional Agricultural Solutions team, collaborating on research and product development that benefits North American growers. To find out more about BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, visit www.agsolutions.ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/BASFAgSolutions.

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2020, our division generated sales of €7.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.

About BASF
BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.com/ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at http://www.basf.com.

About Corteva Agriscience
Corteva Agriscience is a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry - including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and an industry-leading product and technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019 and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at www.corteva.com.

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The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3 soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Corteva Agriscience LLC and M.S. Technologies L.L.C.

Media Contact

Corteva Media Contact:
Kris Allen
Communications Leader - Canada
Corteva Agriscience
403-483-5205
kris.allen@corteva.com

BASF Media Contact:
Tabetha Boot
External Communications Manager
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions
403-461-1253
tabetha.boot@basf.com