TwinLine™ Fungicide Strengthens Wheat Fungicide Portfolio

November 13, 2008 10:02 AM

BASF helps growers get the most out of every acre

BASF is strengthening its wheat portfolio with TwinLine™, a cereal fungicide powered by pyraclostrobin, the active ingredient in Headline® fungicide and
a unique triazole. TwinLine complements an already strong wheat fungicide portfolio that includes Charter® fungicide seed treatment, Headline and Caramba™ fungicide.

"The BASF wheat fungicide portfolio gives growers the tools they need to help protect their crops from a variety of diseases and maximize yield," said Amber Shirley, Ph.D., technical service specialist with BASF. "TwinLine delivers more benefits than any other cereal fungicide by providing broad-spectrum disease control with a wide application window."

TwinLine is specifically designed to control aggressive wheat diseases, including stripe rust, with two modes of action and curative activity. Additionally, TwinLine controls multiple diseases in wheat, which results in Plant Health benefits, such as stronger stands, harvest efficiency, drought tolerance, optimum yield and minimal risk. 

"TwinLine uses the same active ingredient in Headline, which is the most researched fungicide on the market," said Dr. Shirley. "As a pivotal component of the wheat fungicide portfolio, Headline helps to control diseases, achieve Plant Health and maximize yield potential."

Field trials conducted throughout the U.S. during the 2008 season confirmed significant yield improvements with TwinLine, which outperformed competitors by two to four bushels per acre and increased yield by 10 bushels an acre when compared to untreated plots.

Labeled for barley, oats, rye, triticale and wheat, TwinLine is designed to be applied immediately after flag leaf emergence at a rate of seven to nine fluid ounces per acre with a maximum of two applications per season.

Charter provides growers with leading-edge seed treatment technology to promote healthier seedlings that better withstand the diseases and stresses associated with less than optimum planting and growing conditions.

"To help maximize yield potential and protect their wheat crop from disease, growers should begin with Charter seed treatment to help control key diseases with early seed and seedling protection," said Craig Lindholm, marketing manager, Seed Treatments at BASF U.S. Crop Protection Products. "Following Charter, apply Headline and TwinLine to produce disease control and healthier, stronger wheat at harvest and finish with Caramba for control of late season foliar diseases and Head Scab suppression." 

To learn more about TwinLine, Charter and the BASF wheat fungicide portfolio, growers can contact their local retailer or BASF representative.

With sales of €3,137 million in 2007, 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

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $16.4 billion in 2007. For more information about BASF's North American operations, or to sign up to receive news releases by e-mail, visit

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner BASF helps 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 has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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