December 18, 2006
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (December 18, 2006) – The BASF insecticide portfolio is expanding with the addition of new Respect™ insecticide, a formulation of zeta-cypermethrin. The addition of Respect, licensed as part of an agreement with FMC Corporation, strengthens the BASF insecticide offering in a host of crops from vegetables to corn and soybeans.
Respect is fast acting and provides quick knockdown on a wide variety of cutworms, aphids, armyworms, beetles, leafhoppers, and other chewing and piercing-sucking pests in fruiting, leafy and bulb vegetable crops, corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat, alfalfa, sorghum, legumes and sugarcane. Respect is expected to be available in the spring of 2007.
“The addition of Respect gives us our first insecticide offering in many key crops, continuing to strengthen our crop protection portfolio,” said Andy Lee, Director of U.S. Crop Operations with BASF. Lee noted that enhancing the portfolio of innovative insecticides is part of the BASF growth strategy. “Respect gives growers another BASF tool to help boost yields and quality. It’s a great fit with our portfolio, particularly because Respect tank-mixes well with our new insecticide, Alverde — which we also expect to launch in 2007.”
Alverde™ insecticide is not currently registered for use in the U.S., but registration, for use on potatoes and fruiting, brassica or leafy vegetables is expected during the first quarter of 2007.
Further registrations of Respect for root/tuber vegetables, peanuts and tree nuts are also expected during 2007.
For more information on Respect, contact your BASF retailer.
With sales of €3,298 million in 2005, BASF’s Agricultural Products 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 Agricultural Products 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.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s intelligent system solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. BASF has over 95,000 employees and posted sales of more than €42.7 billion (approximately $50.4 billion) in 2005. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.
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Respect is a registered trademark and Alverde is a trademark of BASF.
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