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    Successful farmers work hard to maximize their yields. So do we.

      To ensure crops can grow to their full potential, farmers count on products and services to help them produce crops in higher quantities but also make them tastier and more nutritious. At BASF, we are committed to providing tailor-made solutions to farmers that help them grow their crops in the best possible way - all around the world.

      No matter which crop - from corn to soy to tomatoes or grapes - first we talk to farmers and listen to their needs. At our farm labs, we translate these insights into innovations that will help farmers to produce more and better crops more efficiently. We are looking for new solutions that support farmers to protect their land and to meet all their challenges.



    Corn is an important crop primarily used for food, animal feed and biofuels. In 2013, farmers grew corn on 184 million hectares worldwide, producing just over 1 billion tonnes. Corn is widely grown around the world and is an important crop in all regions.


    The most important cereal crops are wheat and barley. In 2013, farmers grew wheat on over 218 million hectares (ha) and barley on almost 50 million ha worldwide. The largest regional producers of wheat are Asia (44%) and Europe (32%), while Europe (62%) is also the single largest producer of barley.


    Rice is the most important food crop in the world, playing a critical role in ensuring food security and alleviating poverty. In 2013, farmers grew rice on just under 165 million hectares (ha) worldwide, producing 745 million tonnes. Asia is the largest regional producer, accounting for over 90% of production.


    Oilseeds are a major source of vegetable oil for use in cooking, and in the production of animal feed and biodiesel. In 2013, farmers grew Brassica napus (oilseed rape and canola) on 36 million hectares worldwide, producing over 72 million tonnes.


    Soybeans are an important source of proteins, for use in food and animal feed and oil, for use in cooking and producing biodiesel.


    Whether vines is grown because of the production of wine or table grapes, the quality is equally important. The appearance of clusters of the wine grapes is not too important, but crucial things are the content of sugar, acids, flavoring materials. Both things are important in terms of successful sale of table grapes.


    Weeds reduce the yield and quality of valuable commercial crops, ornamentals, forestry, and turf grass. Weeds also damage crops and other landscapes in a secondary way, serving as hosts for a variety of insects and fungi. In industrial settings, weeds interfere with the safety and management of utilities, highways, railways, runways and waterways.


    BASF has traditionally led the way in the search for new active ingredients to combat fungal diseases in cultivated plants. Over the years, our products have consistently set new standards.



    Insecticides are essential tools for controlling insect pests and therefore, improving the quality of life for humans, domestic animals and livestock. BASF offers a broad portfolio of innovative solutions to customers around the world in the agricultural, turf, ornamental, professional pest and and public health segments.