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Oilseeds: Oilseed Rape And Sunflower

Winter and spring oilseed rape and sunflower seeds are commercialised by BASF across the EMEA region. Oilseeds in general are mainly used for oil production and protein rich residues are feedstuff ingredients. Both crops play an increasingly important role in society, both as an edible food product and for industrial uses. 

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Oilseed Rape

Oilseed rape is currently undergoing specific agronomic challenges across Europe due to a lack of available crop protection products that can safeguard the crop in particular from insects. But where the crop can be grown successfully, oilseed rape is often grown as an important part of arable rotations. Oilseed rape is an excellent break crop, performing competitively in the rotation with cereals in many key countries. Such rotations can contribute to reducing pest and disease pressure, which is greatly appreciated by growers.

Rapeseed oil is a highly versatile crop providing nutritious cooking oil and large volumes are required for processing oil into biofuels as a renewable energy source. Even the residue produced from the crush, called rapeseed meal is often used in animal feed which adds holistically to the demand for the crop. Globally, oilseed rape is the second-largest source of protein meal.

InVigor®

InVigor® is the robust umbrella brand for hybrid oilseed rape - both winter and spring varieties. This brand represents more than ten years of significant European investments in germplasm and breeding.

A constant innovative pipeline R&D for Seeds & Traits

The BASF oilseed rape breeding program for Europe is piloted from Astene, Belgium. The team in Astene are dedicated to the breeding of parental lines and hybrids for winter and spring oilseed rape to serve customers in Europe.

Plant breeding is at the heart of our business strategy producing a constant pipeline of better performing hybrids every year. These hybrids are recognised by growers across Europe for agronomic characteristics, such as standing power, winter hardiness and a very interesting disease resistance package. 

Now, also, in our portfolio are several hybrids with our pod shatter reduction technology that are looking very promising in European stress tests.

Investing long-term in our European Seed Business

Check out the video to learn more about breeding for oilseed rape and the work that goes behind agronomic services in the field using drone technology. You will even see how to check a hybrid for pod shatter resistance in a lab and also in the field!

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Tomorrow’s harvest starts now!

High-quality oilseeds, adapted to local conditions, which aid productivity and help you deliver fields of liquid gold. To enable us to consistently provide this, we have invested in:

  • Research to maximise grain and oil yields, and improve disease resistance
  • Passionate people, experts in oilseed rape working in breeding and seed operations
  • Many products in the pipeline with more than 100 European trial locations to test our hybrids
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Product Offering

A range of high-quality and performance hybrid seeds, spring and winter oilseed rape adapted to diverse european agro-climatic conditions.

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Product Concept

  • A focus on yield and quality seeds
  • Hybrids that are adapted very well locally eg: winter hardiness in continental areas
  • Hybrids with Clearfield herbicide tolerance to simplify weed management options.
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Quality Benefits

  • Good germplasm in key markets deliverying high yield performance
  • Highest purity standards possible in the genetic, physical, varietal and physiological quality of our seed materials
  • Well adapted to specific environments

BASF – InVigor® You’ll be glad you planted it!

A donor sunflower plant has been grown for seed increase and the collection of immature embryos. The sunflowers are later used in the lab for tissue culture experiments.

Sunflower

BASF has signed a long-term partnership enabling a constant stream of innovative hybrids to be commercialized under the BASF brand focusing on the Black Sea area. All the hybrids originate from one of the best main sunflower research programs worldwide.

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From 2020 onwards, you will find innovative hybrids with Clearfield®  and Clearfield®  Plus technology that also have interesting disease package, strong resistance to orobanche and high oil profiles in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Spain and Greece.

In the coming years, more countries will have access to these innovative hybrids where sunflower is part of standard crop rotations.

The portfolio offered by BASF today has flexible and powerful weed control thanks to Clearfield® and Clearfield® Plus production systems for sunflower. The hybrids also provide other benefits to the grower such as yield, reliable experience and oil content.  Orobanche resistance is a key benefit in the portfolio too, as well as an interesting disease resistance package.

BASF can now offer you agronomic insight and knowledge about the portfolio of sunflower seed hybrids, together with a wide range offer of  BASF agricultural solutions in your country for fungicides, insecticides, herbicides to help you attain superior farm management in sunflowers.

BASF – You’ll be glad you planted Sunshine

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Contacts

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Belarus (Рэспубліка Беларусь/Республика Беларусь)
Anton Kozlov
Head of Marketing Russia
OOO BASF
Leningradskiy prospekt, 37A, bld. 4, 125167 Moscow, Russia

Phone: +7 495 231 7200-199
Email: anton.kozlov@basf.com

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Bulgaria (Република България)
Marius Stanciu Dabija
Seed Manager for Bulgaria, Romania, Area West countries.
BASF SRL, Soseaua Pipera 43, 014254 Bucuresti, Romania
Phone: +40 746249586
Email: marius.stanciu-dabija@basf.com

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Czech Republic (Česká republika)
Roman Sýkora
Seeds Manager Field Crops for Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Hungary.
BASF spol s.r.o.-Praha, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 235 000-139
Mobile: +420 0731603050
Email: roman.sykora@basf.com

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Denmark (Kongeriget Danmark)
Soren Severin
Seed Manager Nordics 
BASF A/S - Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Mobile : +45 2 5233556 
Email: soren.severin@basf.com 


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Estonia (Eesti Vabariik)
Ingrīda Grantiņa
Baltic Seed Business/Development Manager Agricultural Solutions I Latvia
BASF Agro, Lambertu iela 33 B, Mārupe LV-2167, Latvia
Phone: +371 67672079 
Mobile: +371 2021-2246
Email: ingrida.grantina@basf.com

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Finland (Suomen tasavalta)
Sorin Severin
Seed Manager Nordics 
BASF A/S - Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Mobile : +45 2 5233556
Email: soren.severin@basf.com

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France (République française)
Régis  Favier du Noyer 
Seed Manager France
BASF France S.A.S. -Angers cedex 01, France
Phone: +33 2-41807108
Mobile : +33 67 2287897
Email: regis.favier-du-noyer@basf.com 

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Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
Michael Hölter
Seeds Cluster Lead Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Nordics
BASF SE - Limburgerhof, Germany
Phone : +49 621 60-27716
Email: michael.hoelter@basf.com

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Greece (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία)
Athanasios Tsoutsas
Cotton cluster Lead GR/TR/ES/KΑZ/AZ
BASF Hellas S.A. , , 2, Paradisou, 15125 Maroussi - Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 6860 240
Mobile: +30 694 4986 187
Fax: +30 210 6860 200
Email: athanasios.tsoutsas@basf.com

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Hungary (Magyarország)
Roman Sykora
Seeds Manager Field Crops for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
BASF spol s.r.o.-Praha, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 235 000-139
Mobile : +420 731603050
Email: roman.sykora@basf.com

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Israel (מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל)
Athanasios Tsoutsas
Head of Seeds South Europe
Athens, Greece
Office number: +30 210 6860 240
Mobile: +30 694 4986 187
Email: athanasios.tsoutsas@basf.com

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Italia (Repubblica Italiana)
Athanasios Tstoutsas
Cotton cluster Lead GR/TR/ES/KΑZ/AZ 
BASF Hellas S.A. , , 2, Paradisou, 15125 Maroussi - Athens, Greece
Phone: +30 210 6860 240
Mobile: +30 694 4986 187
Fax: +30 210 6860 200
Email: athanasios.tsoutsas@basf.com

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Kazakhstan (Қазақстан Республикасы/Республика Казахстан)
Yuriy Zelenskiy
Manager of seed department & of field crops
Astana, Kazakhstan
Office number: +7 7172 270 440-121
Mobile: +7 701 982 93 25
Email: yuriy.zelenskiy@basf.com

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Latvia (Latvijas Republika)
Ingrīda Grantiņa
Baltic Seed Business Manager
Marupe, Latvia
Office number: +371 2021-2246
Mobile: +371 2021-2246
Email: ingrida.grantina@basf.com

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Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika)
Ingrīda Grantiņa
Seeds Manager Field Crops for the Baltics
BASF Agro, Lambertu iela 33 B, Mārupe LV-2167, Latvia
Phone: +371 67672079 
Mobile: +371 20212246
Email: ingrida.grantina@basf.com

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Moldova (Republica Moldova)
Nataliya Melnychuk
Crop Manager Seeds, Ukraine
BASF T.O.V.- Kiev, Ukraine
Phone: +38 044 591 559-128
Mobile : +380 50 411 29 19
Email: nataliya.melnychuk@basf.com

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Norway (Kongeriket Norge)
Sorin Severin
Seed Manager Nordics 
BASF A/S - Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Mobile : +45 2 5233556
Email: soren.severin@basf.com 

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Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska)
Tomasz Kowal
Seeds EMEA Cluster Head for Central Europe & Baltics
BASF Polska Sp. z o.o. , , Aleje Jerozolimskie 142b, 02-305 Warszawa, Poland
Mobile: +48 601597253
Email: tomasz.kowal@basf.com

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Romania (România)
Marius Stanciu Dabija
Seed Manager for Bulgaria, Romania, Area West countries
BASF SRL , , Soseaua Pipera 43, 014254 Bucuresti, Romania
Mobile: +40 746-249586
Email: marius.stanciu-dabija@basf.com

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Russia (Росси́йская Федерaция)
Anton Kozlov
Head of Marketing Russia
OOO BASF
Leningradskiy prospekt, 37A, bld. 4, 125167 Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 495 231 7200-199
Email: anton.kozlov@basf.com

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Slovakia (Slovenská republika)
Roman Sýkora
Seeds Manager Field Crops for Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary
BASF spol s.r.o.-Praha, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 235 000-139
Mobile: +420 0731603050
Email: roman.sykora@basf.com

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Spain (Reino de España)
Gisela Penas Civit
Crop Manager Field Crops, Clearfield® and Seeds in Spain
BASF Espanola S.L - Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 93 496-4067
Mobile : +34 66 3170259
Email: gisela.penas@basf.com 

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Sweden (Konungariket Sverige)
Sorin Severin
Seed Manager Nordics 
BASF A/S - Kobenhavn V, Denmark
Mobile : +45 2 5233556
Email: soren.severin@basf.com 

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Turkey (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti)
Sakir Ozdemir
Head of Seeds Turkey 
BASF Türk Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti., Bayrakli Tower Kat:22, Mansuroglu Mh Ankara Cd, No:81 35030 Izmir, Turkey
Phone: +90 232 241 1276
Mobile: +90 5324124240
Fax: +90 232 241 1276
Email: sakir.ozdemir@basf.com

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Ukraine (Україна)
Nataliya Melnychuk
Crop Manager Seeds Ukraine
BASF T.O.V. Kiev, Ukraine
Phone +38 044 591 559-128
Email: nataliya.melnychuk@basf.com

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United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland

Sarah Middleton
Campaign Manager Oilseed Rape, Agricultural Solutions - UK and Ireland
BASF plc, , Earl Road, SK8 6QG Cheadle, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1954 789748
Mobile: +44 7909 561609
Email: sarah.middleton@basf.com

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Australia (Commonwealth of Australia)
David Strong
Business Development Manager – Seeds & Traits
Office number: +61 3 8855 6688
Mobile: +61 0428 839 488
Email: david.strong@agro.basf-se.com

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Canada
Blaine Woycheshin
Crop Manager, Canola
Email: blaine.woycheshin@agro.basf-se.com

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Canada
Wade Stocker
Seeds & Traits Manager, Canola
Email: wade.stocker@agro.basf-se.com

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Canada
Brent Collins
North American Seeds Marketing Manager
Email: brent.collins@agro.basf-se.com

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