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BASF Vegetable Seeds’ former and current long cucumber breeders, Gerhard Reuling and Robert Swinkels, review the past 20 years of high wire cucumber cultivation and share their vision on future developments in high wire cucumber cultivation.
SEpalin is characterized by top production with intermediate resistance to cucumber green mottle mosaic virus. This has been demonstrated by extensive testing among growers in the Netherlands over the past two summers.
We live in a time of reflecting our behavior and habits to secure the quality of life for the generations to come. Topics such as sustainability, environmental protection, and waste reduction do not only play a crucial role in the public debate but also lead to a change in our shopping and consumption behavior.
Ludwigshafen – April 9, 2020 – Due to the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Germany, BASF SE plans to conduct the company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 18, 2020 as an entirely virtual shareholders’ meeting without the presence of shareholders. The health of employees, shareholders and the service providers involved takes priority. The virtual format, which has been made possible for this year by German legislation, will allow BASF’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting to take place within the statutory period of six months after the end of the fiscal year, as required by law for companies with the legal form of a Societas Europaea (SE); in the case of BASF, the fiscal year corresponds to the calendar year.
Ludwigshafen – March 17, 2020 – Due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (SARS‑CoV‑2) in Germany, BASF SE will not be able to hold its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on April 30, 2020 at the Rosengarten Congress Center as planned. The health of employees, shareholders and the service providers involved takes priority. The state of Baden-Württemberg has banned events with more than 100 participants for the time being until June 15, 2020.
BASF announced today an increased projected peak sales potential for its innovation pipeline of agricultural solutions of more than €7.5 billion. By 2029, the company will launch more than 30 key projects, including novel seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, digital products and new formulations broadening its offer. In line with its strategy in agriculture, the company increases focus on connected solutions for farmers to enable balancing agricultural productivity, environmental protection and society’s needs. BASF will build on its research and development (R&D) investment for agricultural solutions over recent years with a planned expenditure in 2020 around the prior-year level. In 2019 alone, the company spent €879 million in research and development in the Agricultural Solutions division; representing around 11% of sales for the segment.