BASF announces 2008 application requirements for Headline fungicide in corn

Ongoing research by market leader helps ensure maximized yield advantages

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, December 20, 2007 – BASF today announced its 2008 application requirements for Headline® fungicide in corn.

As the market leader in corn fungicides, BASF continues to invest time and research into supporting its product portfolio, including Headline. The 2008 requirements build on that deep understanding of corn fungicide application as Headline has more than 5,000 on-farm trials on a quarter of a million acres to its credit.

“As the most researched fungicide on the market, we’re always looking at what we can do to help aerial applicators and growers get the most from each application,” said Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF technical manager. “With every extra bushel of corn needed to meet rising demand, proper application is important to maximizing yield.”

The 2008 application requirements for Headline in corn are as follows. The optimal application window for Headline is the VT stage through R2 (full tassel through blister). At the VT stage or later, Headline may be used with an adjuvant. When Headline is used prior to full tassel stage, do not use an adjuvant. The VT stage begins when the last branch of the tassel is completely visible outside the whorl.

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Headline fungicide offers outstanding disease control with Plant Health benefits, as well as better standability at corn harvest. Results from on-farm field trials in 2007 showed a 12 to 16 bu/A corn yield advantage.

For more information about Headline fungicide and other BASF crop protection products, visit www.agproducts.basf.com

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With sales of €3,079 million in 2006, 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 Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs more than 15,500 in North America and had sales of approximately $14.3 billion in 2006. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.com/usa.

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