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BioSolutions By BASF

These are challenging times. And one our greatest challenges is how to balance growing the crops we need while population, regulation and expectations are also growing.

Natural partnerships – found everywhere in nature – are part of the answer. Between the old and the new, productivity and stewardship, agriculture and society.

Biosolutions have a crucial role to play in this as natural partners for crops and for conventional crop protection. 

As you could discover at virtual ABIM® 2020, they’ll help us find the right balance for success – for farmers and growers, for agriculture and for future generations.

Watch our video:

Our Natural Partners campaign video

Our Natural Partners campaign video

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A Win For The Bees And For All Of Us

We’re pleased to announce that after a really close race in our vote for your favourite BASF Partnership Project at virtual ABIM this year, “beeswe.love” flew straight to the top.

As our winners, this valuable bee support sponsorship project by Zogi Nature will receive funding to create five new bee colonies and 500m2 of bee pasture at the edge of the Black Forest.

Since they’re essential to the ecosystem and the world’s food supply, bees are our natural partners and in need of our support. So this win is a win for all us. And in more ways than one.

If we’re able – hopefully – to meet face-to-face at next year’s ABIM, we’ll be sharing some samples of the honey these Black Forest bees produce.

Portfolio

Working in partnership 

This is our complete BioSolutions portfolio in brief. 

In the Research & Development Center for Biologicals at Limburgerhof, the primary focus is on living organisms such as bacteria, fungi or beneficial. Their properties are evaluated with regard to their ability of protecting plants. Due to the combination of chemical and biological agricultural solutions, farmers can give their crops a broader protection from diseases and insect pests, provide better management of resistance and residues, and deliver improved crop quality and yield potential. 

The shelf life is significant for the research of new biologicals. Deborah Lynn Neethling, researcher at BASF in the area of Microbiology & Biologicals Strain Library, and Christina Arends, laboratory chemist, establish the CFU-values (CFU stands for colony forming units), thus the amount of fungal or bacteria colonies in biological formulations. The number of colonies on a plate depicts the concentration of the active ingredient in the product. Testing this over time ensures the biological is active for the duration of its shelf-life.

Fungicide BioSolutions

Fungicide BioSolutions offer sustainable solutions for growers, consumers and the environment, by forming a ‘shield of protection’ against a broad spectrum of plant pathogens.

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Insecticide BioSolutions

Based on natural defenses like beneficial nematodes, micro-organisms and pheromones, Insecticide BioSolutions help protect plants against a wide array of insect pests.

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Seed Treatment BioSolutions

From chemistry to BioSolutions to inoculants, seed treatments by BASF are proven to help promote healthy growth and increase both quality and yield for crops globally.

BASF und AgBiome haben eine Vereinbarung unterzeichnet, um in Europa sowie in Schlüsselländern im Nahen Osten und in Afrika ein neues biologisches Fungizid auf den Markt zu bringen. Es bietet mit mehreren Wirkmechanismen eine präventive und langanhaltende Wirkung gegen ein breites Spektrum von bodenbürtigen Krankheiten und Blattkrankheiten und wird für die Anwendung in Gemüse und Zierpflanzen sowie auf Rasenflächen zur Verfügung stehen.
Joint News Release, March 30, 2021

BASF and AgBiome collaborate on a new biological fungicide for Europe, Middle East and Africa

BASF and AgBiome have signed an agreement to bring a new biological fungicide to the market in Europe, and key countries in the Middle East and Africa.

Meet the experts:

Liliana Vallejo
Liliana Vallejo
Biofungicides
Veronica Mayer
Veronica Mayer
Bioinsecticides
Joel D Johnson
Joel D Johnson
Pheromones
Chris Judd
Chris Judd
Seed Treatment