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Facts and Figures – BASF in Agriculture

How We Make a Difference

In the Agricultural Solutions segment, we aim to further strengthen our market position as an integrated provider of crop protection products, seeds and digital solutions. The portfolio comprises fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and biological crop protection products, as well as seeds and seed treatment products. Our strategy is based on innovation-driven organic growth, targeted portfolio expansion and leveraging synergies from acquisitions. Customer needs, societal expectations and regulatory requirements are our innovation drivers for the segment.

Portrait of a senior agricultural engineer wearing a lab coat using a tablet computer to test plant's health and analyze data in an industrial greenhouse.

Indications and sectors

  • Fungicides
    Protecting crops against harmful fungal diseases
  • Herbicides
    Reducing competition from weeds for nutrients, water and sunlight
  • Insecticides
    Combating insect pests in agriculture and beyond
  • BioSolutions
    Protecting crops as an natural based alternative to conventional crop protection
  • Seed Treatment
    Biological and chemical crop protection, functional coatings and colorants
  • Seeds & Traits
    Optimization and development of seeds and new traits
  • Digital Farming Solutions
    Advanced digital farming solutions and services to optimize crop production

Key facts

  • Headquarters: Limburgerhof, Germany (1600 employees)
  • Research centers: Limburgerhof (Germany), Triangle Park (North Carolina, USA), Thane & Mumbai (India)
  • Testing stations: USA, Brazil, Spain, Germany, India, Philippines
  • Number of molecules tested per year: 200,000 (resulting in 1 product)
  • Average expenses for developing a final product: about €250 million and more than 10 years
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