Stamina® F3 HL Fungicide Seed Treatment from BASF Receives EPA Registration Three Active Ingredients Protect Wheat and Barley from Disease


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Stamina® F3 HL fungicide seed treatment has received EPA registration for commercial seed treatment use on wheat and barley. Stamina F3 HL is applied at the rate of 1 oz. per 100 lbs. of seed and contains no color, allowing seed-treating companies the ability to add their own color.

"Stamina F3 HL provides growers an excellent seed treatment to help get their wheat and barley seedlings off to the right start by protecting them from key diseases," said Chris Exton, Marketing Manager, Seed Treatments for BASF's Crop Protection division. "Stamina F3 HL provides peace of mind and operational convenience for growers because it provides increased disease control in one seed treatment."

Stamina F3 HL is designed to provide the benefits of several proven active ingredients found in BASF's current SeedSolutions offerings, including:

Increased disease protection with triticonazole, the active ingredient in Charter® fungicide seed treatment

Broad protection against Pythium species with metalaxyl, the active ingredient in Acquire® fungicide seed treatment

Excellent disease control with F500®, the active ingredient in Stamina® fungicide seed treatment and Headline® fungicide

The three active ingredients in Stamina F3 HL work together to provide broad-spectrum seed and seedling disease control in wheat and barley.

"Controlling disease from the seed up helps plants grow healthier and stronger right out of the ground," Exton said. "Stamina F3 HL provides control of a broad spectrum of wheat and barley disease threats, including Fusarium seed rot and seedling blight, damping-off, common root rot, Rhizoctonia root rot, dry seed decay, wheat common blunt, wheat loose smut and flag smut, barley covered smut , true loose smut and false loose smut.

It also provides suppression of Fusarium crown root rot and Fusarium common root rot."

Available for sale this fall on winter wheat, Stamina F3 HL can be mixed with Axcess® insecticide seed treatment for protection against wire worms, aphids, Hessian flies, grasshoppers and other insects.

Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment is part of BASF's growing Seed Solutions portfolio that offers outstanding protection with the best seed vitality and innovative technology, thus fulfilling the needs of both farmers and seed industry partners. In addition to Stamina F3 HL, BASF's seed treatment portfolio includes: Charter® and Charter® F² fungicide seed treatment formulations for wheat and barley; Acquire fungicide seed treatment for many crops; Coronet® fungicide seed treatment for certain vegetable crops; Axcess® seed treatment insecticide for many crops; and Stamina fungicide seed treatment for corn, wheat, barley, peas, beans, cotton, sunflowers, lentils, alfalfa and other crops.

For more information about Stamina F3 HL fungicide seed treatment or other products in BASF's SeedSolutions portfolio, go to www.seedtreatmentsource.com.

For more information contact:

Pat Morrow

BASF Corporation

Tel: (919) 547-2631

E-mail: pat.morrow@basf.com

About the Crop Protection division

With sales of Euros3.6 billion in 2009, BASF's Crop Protection 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 Crop Protection 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.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit www.basf.us.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than Euros50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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