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An investment with guaranteed returns: Innovation

As global demand for high-quality, nutritious food steadily increases, wheat continues to be one of the world’s most important crops. With approximately 15% of the world’s arable land seeded to wheat, this ancient grain is critical to future generations.

 

As a leader in seed and trait development as well as crop protection for cereals, BASF is committed to transforming the way wheat is produced to help growers continue feeding the world. One demonstration of that commitment is the development of the new wheat breeding station in Pike Lake, Saskatchewan. One of seven wheat breeding stations in the BASF global network, the Canadian wheat breeding program benefits from collaborative expertise, including advanced breeding technologies, equipment and shared resources like germplasm. It’s all designed to help wheat growers overcome their most significant cropping challenges and successfully compete in the global grains market.

For more information on BASF Wheat Breeding Station in Canada, please contact BASF Ag Solutions Customer Care at 1-877-371-BASF (2273).

A multi-faceted facility.

The BASF Wheat Breeding Station combines multiple aspects of wheat breeding in one centralized location. The 22,000 square foot facility includes an analytical lab, pathology research space, a seed quality laboratory, and over 3000 square feet of plant growth space. There is also an adjoining 480 acres dedicated to both field breeding, trial evaluation, agronomic excellence trials and crop protection research trials.

 

Our commitment makes a world of difference.

As a long-term leader in the cereals industry, BASF is uniquely positioned to deliver hybrid wheat to the marketplace. Since the seed and trait business committed to investing in wheat in 2009, we’ve built a global network of germplasm, trait and technology collaborations. Our team of experts is dedicated solely to the development of hybrid wheat seed and is driven by a passion for bringing quality solutions to growers.

Think locally. Invest globally.

The grand opening of the BASF wheat breeding station took place on June 10, 2016 and represents a $24M (CDN) investment into Canadian wheat breeding. “This is a very exciting time for BASF both globally and within Canada. We have always enjoyed an exceptional reputation as a leader in the agricultural industry and we are now at the forefront of wheat hybrid research and development. We have made a long-term commitment to wheat as part of a 10-year plan and over EUR 1.0 billion in hybrid wheat R&D, in addition to investments in partnerships and local and international research consortiums.” says Brent Collins, BASF North American Seed Marketing Manager.
 

Innovation and success go hand-in-hand.

If there’s one constant in growing, it’s that there are no constants. That’s why BASF is focused on continually exploring and developing innovative solutions to help our customers stay profitable no matter what new challenges may arise.