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    Farming & Crop Protection Inoculate and protect soybean seeds

    Inoculate and protect soybean seeds

    Providing a strong start with vigorous roots and disease protection

      Every plant thrives on energy but a plant’s roots are the power source, fueling a strong crop. As one of the newest additions to the BASF Seed Solution portfolio, Vault® IP Plus seed treatment gives seeds vigorous roots for a strong start, along with critical disease protection.

      “Vault IP Plus is the only soybean seed treatment to combine an inoculant and (EPA registered biofungicide, containing two active biologicals for improved fungicidal activity and protection for soybean seeds,” said Justin Clark, BASF Technical Marketing Manager.

      Two proven biofungicides

      The biofungicides in Vault IP Plus seed treatment provide extended disease protection by creating a bio-film barrier on the root surface. The barrier helps to prevent the intrusion of soil-borne diseases, such as Fusarium and Rhizoctonia.

      “The bio-film, or exopolysaccharide, is produced by bacteria, and enables bacterial adhesion on the root surface,” said Clark. “It acts as a preventative barrier from external pathogen penetration.”

      Fresh rhizobia make the difference

      Along with disease protection, Vault IP Plus seed treatment delivers millions of fresh rhizobia to each seed. The living microorganism infects the plant’s root hairs and creates a natural symbiosis in the root tissue. By fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere, visual nodules will form on the roots to be used for synthesizing amino acids and proteins.

      “With more vigorous soybean roots at the start of the season, the crop will absorb more nutrients, be healthier and give growers an advantage come harvest,” said Clark.

      More room on the seed for profit

      On top of providing disease protection and vigorous roots, Vault IP Plus seed treatment has the lowest application rate of any premium inoculant/biofungicide treatment available on the market. The low application rate provides reduced clogging and bridging in seed equipment and room to add on additional seed treatments to enhance profitability.

      Vault IP Plus seed treatment has reduced packaging compared to its previous formulation. The application rate not only saves time, but delivers less waste and customers get more treated units per case.

      Start soybeans seeds off with a solid growing season. Learn more about Vault IP Plus seed treatment by contacting a local BASF representative.

      Always read and follow label directions.

      Vault is a registered trademark of BASF.

      About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

      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 2017, our division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.

      About BASF

      At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.

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