MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - BASF is now a leading global
provider of biological seed treatments as well as seed treatment
colorants and polymers. With the acquisition of Becker Underwood
complete, BASF now offers a full portfolio of innovative inoculants for
peas, lentils and soybeans.
Until now, BASF has not been part of the biologicals market. The
acquisition offers growers an entire crop life cycle solution. BASF
will provide growers with more innovative tools to add to their crop
protection strategy, offering protection from the seed through to
"BASF has had a strong desire to be involved in crop protection
decisions and now we can take part in what goes into the seed.
Biologicals will play a key role in our success. BASF wants to bring
innovation through sustainability to our customers," said Scott Kay,
Business Director for BASF Canada. "Our goal is to provide growers with
a strong investment in weed management, disease management, and the
entire functional crop care area."
BASF has established a new Functional Crop Care division as part of its
current Crop Protection division. This merges research, development and
marketing activities in the areas of seed treatment, biological crop
protection and plant health.
For more information about the importance of biologicals for BASF visit:
www.agsoltuions.ca or go to the BASF YouTube channel.
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BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE,
and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered
in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF
SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North
America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information
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BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and
crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success
with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through
science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every
industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products
and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition
and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in
our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.
BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees
as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on
the Internet at www.basf.com.
SOURCE: BASF Canada Inc.
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