BASF Spins Off Extreme Herbicide

Photo: Liz Stahl, University of Minnesota

Helm Agro US, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Extreme herbicide from BASF Corporation.

Extreme’s control spectrum includes more than 50 broadleaf and grass weeds in Roundup Ready soybeans, Clearfield corn and Roundup Ready alfalfa, according to the company’s announcement.

“Extreme herbicide continues to be a well-recognized and important weed control tool among U.S. growers,” said Jan Stechmann, President of Helm Agro US. “Extreme is highly complementary to the organization’s portfolio and aligned with Helm’s strategy in providing solutions that enable growers to successfully manage weed control with improved return on their investment.”

Extreme carries two active ingredients – glyphosate and imazethapyr. It can be applied pre-plant, pre-emergence and early postemergence. Extreme also reduces the need for a second glyphosate application on Roundup Ready soybeans at the 3 pints per acre rate.

According to the company, Helm Agro US will maintain BASF’s current packaging of bulk and jug containers.


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