CALGARY, ALBERTA, December 14, 2021 – Between the 2021 and 2022 growing seasons, BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions (BASF) significantly expanded its portfolio with the launch of 10 new crop protection solutions, and the introduction of two new InVigor® canola hybrids to its seed offering. This growth reinforces BASF’s commitment of investing in research and development to enhance existing solutions and bringing new tools to the market that help growers contend with the most pressing concerns on their fields.
“Now, more than ever, growers are under increased pressure to produce strong, quality crops in a profitable and sustainable way,” said Mark Shillingford, Director, Marketing BASF Canada. “To do so, growers depend on access to the right resources and tools for their fields; but this innovation doesn’t happen overnight. BASF is committed to working hard to provide innovative solutions, whether it’s introducing a tool for combatting pests or diseases, a new InVigor hybrid canola seed that offers significant yield potential, or a digital solution such as xarvio® FIELD MANAGER to help farmers produce their crops more efficiently and sustainably. We’re confident our evolving portfolio will help set growers up for success now and for years to come, ensuring a bright future for Canadian agriculture.”
Plant science innovation plays a critical role in helping growers achieve higher yields. According to Crop Life Canada, these innovations have driven a 50 percent increase in crop productivity over the last century, contributing significantly to the Canadian economy. BASF is committed to furthering this innovation by investing an average of $4 million daily in agricultural research and development globally and is celebrating the following hybrid launches and product registrations for the 2021 and 2022 seasons:
“From resistance to the presence of tough-to-control pests and diseases, providing growers with access to the right solutions for their fields plays a critical role in helping them achieve the best yield possible,” said Shillingford. “Growers’ livelihoods depend on producing successful crops year over year, which is why we’re committed to developing and equipping them with a robust portfolio of options. BASF continues to support Canadian growers’, and these new products are just one example of how we’re here to help.”
Solving the agronomic challenges of today and tomorrow to support the success of Canada’s agriculture industry takes partnership. BASF is committed to being a strong partner to growers by providing one of the most robust product pipelines in the industry. For more information, and to view BASF’s entire crop protection portfolio, please visit www.agsolutions.ca.
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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division
BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, has over 625 employees who work at one of three production facilities across Canada including: Lethbridge, Saskatoon, and Regina, or one of several research farms across the Canadian prairies. Agricultural Solutions is the largest division of BASF Canada Inc., working closely with the regional Agricultural Solutions team, collaborating on research and product development that benefits North American growers. To find out more about BASF Canada Agricultural Solutions, visit www.agsolutions.ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/BASFAgSolutions.
With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2020, our division generated sales of €7.7 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has over 1,200 employees at production facilities and offices located across Canada. BASF Canada is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. To find out more about BASF’s activities in Canada, visit www.basf.com/ca or follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/basfcanada.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at http://www.basf.com.