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    Chemical Solutions for Improving Turf and Plant Quality.  
    Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the BASF Professional Turf and Ornamentals business group develops and markets chemical solutions for improving turf and plant quality through pest management, which includes weed, disease and insect control. Since 1865, BASF has created opportunities for its customers by combining collaborative market insight with disciplined science. After more than 140 years leading the chemical industry, it’s understood that success relies on more than molecules and scientific reactions; it also relies on people and human interactions.

    Address:     26 Davis Dr. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
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    Phone:    919-547-2000   FAX:  919-779-2359


    Introducing Ventigra™ Insecticide
    Ventigra® insecticide controls piercing-sucking insects using mode of action subgroup 9D. The rapid onset of action stops insect feeding and damage, and translaminar movement delivers optimal protection against actively feeding pests. From commercial greenhouse and nursery ornamental production to landscaping sites —the damage piercing-sucking insects can inflict on plants affects beauty as much as the bottom line. You need the most advanced, leading-edge tools to combat resistance while allowing beneficials to thrive. Ventigra™ insecticide gives you the powerful and precise pest management solution you need to do just that.

    • Insects Controlled

      • Aphids
      • Whiteflies
      • Mealybug
      • Scale

       Key Features and Benefits

      • Rapid onset of action to stop insect feeding and damage
      • Long residual control
      • Translaminar movement delivers optimal protection against actively feeding pests
      • No negative impact on bee populations, including colony health and development

    Nemasys® Beneficial Nematodes: Best Management Practices
    Nemasys® Steinernema feltiae beneficial nematodes help provide biological control of soil-dwelling stages of fungus gnats (Bradysia sp.), as well as soil and foliar stages of western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis).

    Are my biologicals working? Listen to Jen Browning’s answer to that and other frequently asked questions, including best practices for tank mix compatibility and building biological controls into your integrated pest management program.

    Key Insects Controlled

    • Fungus Gnats
    • Western flower thrips 

    Key Features and Benefits

    • Compatible with other biologicals and many common chemistries including fertilizers, fungicides and insecticides
    • Excellent resistance management tool
    • Foundation of biological control programs

    Improving Plant Health with Intrinsic® Brand Fungicides
    Intrinsic® brand fungicides (Pageant® Intrinsic®, Empress® Intrinsic® and Orkestra® Intrinsic®) are based on the active ingredient pyraclostrobin and are proven to deliver both disease control of major foliar and root diseases as well as plant health benefits for greenhouse and nursery growers.

    Orkestra® Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide: See The Science Inside
    Orkestra® Intrinsic® Brand Fungicide ..... Used mid-production, Orkestra® Intrinsic® brand fungicide provides fast, long-acting control of foliar and soilborne diseases in nursery and greenhouse operations. Watch the video and travel inside the molecule of our newest active ingredient, fluxapyroxad, which helps power Orkestra® Intrinsic® brand fungicide. Used in mid-production, Orkestra Intrinsic brand fungicide provides fast and long-acting disease control plus plant health benefits. Add this exciting innovation to the disease-resistance management program for your nursery or greenhouse.

    Key Diseases Controlled

    • Anthracnose
    • Crown and basal rots
    • Downy mildews
    • Flower and petal blights
    • Leaf spots
    • Phytophthora aerial blights
    • Powdery mildews
    • Rusts
    • Scabs
    • Stem and twig blights and dieback
    • Thielaviopsis (suppression)
    • Crown and soilborne diseases 

    Key Features and Benefits

    • Early curative and preventive plant protection
    • Translaminar and systemic activity maximizes distribution within treated plants
    • Lasting protection, even under the wettest conditions