As the world’s population continues to grow, farmers face the challenge of increasing their productivity while balancing environmental protection and societal needs. With a deep understanding of how growers manage their farms and their crop systems, we can better serve them with a connected offer based on our expanded portfolio and practical, down-to-earth advice. We continually invest in our well-stocked innovation pipeline.
1 Aquaculture, forestry, home and garden, industrial weed control, ornamentals, public health, turf, urban pest control
BASF focuses its activities in agriculture on specific markets and crop systems: soy, corn (maize) and cotton in the Americas; wheat, canola (oilseed rape) and sunflower in North America and Europe; rice in Asia; and fruit and vegetables globally. We actively steer our offer toward sustainable solutions.
Conducting pioneering research to find new active ingredients in the fight against fungal diseases:
Reducing competition from weeds for nutrients, water and sunlight to secure yield and harvest quality:
Combating insect pests in agriculture and beyond:
Biological and chemical crop protection, functional coatings and colorants to improve seed performance:
Research capabilities for traits and breeding, as well as corresponding commercial activities and brands:
Developing hybrid varieties for different growing conditions, mainly marketed under the Nunhems® brand. It comprises 24 crops, such as carrots, melons and tomatoes, and more than 1,200 varieties.
Growers using BASF’s digital products, marketed under the xarvio® Digital Farming Solutions brand, can achieve higher yields with fewer natural resources and crop inputs. We will also apply precision technologies and digitalization to seize future innovation opportunities in agriculture. This includes new, outcome-based business models enabling farmers to achieve yield forecasts that have been agreed in advance.
1 Co-developed with Meiji Seika Pharma Co. Ltd
2 Co-developed with Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.
3 Functional crop care has been renamed seed treatment
Our well-stocked innovation pipeline comprises products across all business areas with launch dates between 2019 and 2029. It represents a peak sales potential of more than €7.5 billion. This is the result of active R&D portfolio steering and fully integrated sustainability criteria. More than 30 key projects will be launched worldwide by 2029, including our new fungicide Revysol® and Broflanilide insecticide. We will further strengthen our innovation pipeline with unique traits and high-performing seeds. For instance, InVigor® pod shatter reduction and clubroot-resistant trait technologies for canola will aid in protecting yield potential and deliver added flexibility for growers at harvest. From mid-decade, our hybrid wheat seed will help growers in North America and Europe to optimize yield, production stability and grain quality, as well as to improve profitability and sustainability.
(from 2017 onward)
|Crop Protection / Seeds / Digital Farming
||Acquisition of businesses and assets from Bayer||2018|
|Seed treatment||Capacity expansion in Europe||2017|
|Capacity expansion in North America||2017|
|Inscalis®||New production capacity in Europe||2017|
|Revysol®||New production capacity in North America||2018|
|Herbicides||Commissioning of glufosinate-ammonium precursor in Europe||2018|
|Vegetable seeds||Commissioning of a breeding center for cucumbers in Europe
|Divestiture of HILD Samen business to Graines Voltz||2020|
|Formulation capacities||Expansion of existing plants in North America||2018|
|New formulation facility in Singapore||2021|
|Infrastructure measures||Infrastructure measures for active ingredients and formulation capacities||2020|
|Digital farming||Acquisition of ZedX Inc., United States||2017|
e3® is BASF’s program for sustainable cotton in the United States, enabling farmers to meet customer demand for more traceable and sustainable supply chains in the fashion industry. They commit to growing cotton more efficiently and to reducing the impact on the environment. e3® cotton can be traced from the farmer to the retailer and shows end consumers that their clothes have been produced in a fair, economically viable and environmentally responsible way. Verification and certification through independent audits increase the recognition of sustainably produced cotton. BASF is the only company providing this level of traceability.