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BASF Opens R&D Center for Biological Crop Protection, Seed Solutions

The new R&D center.

BASF opens a new R&D center at the Crop Protection division’s headquarters in Limburgerhof, Germany. By housing two promising and well-connected research areas – biological crop protection and seed solutions – the center will be a hub of expertise for solutions in chemistry and biology to farmers around the globe.
“Our investment in this expanded capacity is a step forward to unlocking the agricultural potential in seeds and crops in different and untapped ways”, said Philipp Rosendorfer, Vice President R&D Functional Crop Care for BASF’s Crop Protection division.
The research on biological solutions, which consists of naturally occurring organisms or extracts thereof, provides great opportunities to complement BASF’s chemical crop protection. Moreover, the combination between chemistry and biology generates a new range of pioneering solutions for seed treatment.
“With BASF’s unique skills in research and state-of-the art formulations, we are one of a few companies that can provide a seed treatment with a mixture of both biological and chemical compounds. This means farmers can have a well-protected and strengthened crop right from the beginning of its life,” concluded Rosendorfer.