Results: 6

October 3, 2023

Strong and vigorous cucumbers from BASF

Nunhem, the Netherlands  - October 4, 2023. A strong and grower-friendly cucumber variety, with few splitting heads and upright leaves: that's the UPstage cucumber from BASF's vegetable seeds business. Peter van Ninhuys of Van Gog Kwekerijen is a fan and tells why. And with Arjan de Gier of Thanet Earth we talk about the UPtrace, a similar cucumber variety with great vigor and mildew tolerance.
September 24, 2023

BASF I Nunhems® Demo Days 2023 showcase portfolio and innovations for growers

Nunhem, Netherlands – September 25, 2023 BASF I Nunhems® has invited growers, plant raisers, processors, dealers and retail partners to its yearly Demo Days to get first-hand information on the company’s commercial seed assortment, novelties and innovative solutions on four demo fields. At Nunhem, where the company’s headquarters are located, the latest developments and innovative solutions for leeks, carrots and celeriac will be presented on demo fields. In addition, visitors to Nunhems’ location in 's-Gravenzande will be able to find out about both open-field cultivation as well as high-tech cultivation of leafies in hydroponic greenhouses.
June 30, 2023

Three new races of Bremia lactucae

Bremia lactucae, or downy mildew, is a common plant disease in lettuce. This fungus can have a major impact on lettuce cultivation. Bremia lactucae, the causal agent of downy mildew in lettuce, is genetically very variable. Even within one lettuce production field, several races may be present. 

The IBEB-EU evaluated Bremia lactucae isolates found in Europe in 2021 and 2022 and concluded that three candidate isolates provided consistent test results. The IBEB-EU decided to denominate these variants as Bl: 38EU, Bl: 39EU and Bl: 40EU.

February 23, 2023

BASF to launch new tomato seed varieties resistant to ToBRFV

Nunhem, the Netherlands, February 21, 2023 – From the early start of the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) outbreak, BASF has actively sought and offered solutions to growers in battling this virus. Besides of providing seed varieties since 2020, new launchings resistant to ToBRFV are being tested to become commercial in 2023 that will cover growers’ and market needs even better.