22 December 2022
Breeding better tomatoes
What does it take to create the perfect tomato? We talk to Steve Schroeder, our head of tomato breeding for the USA and Spain.
1 December 2022
BASF’s vegetable seeds business and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for the elevation and breeding of hydroponic lettuce varieties
Nunhem, the Netherlands, december 1, 2022 - BASF's vegetable seeds business, operating in the market under the Nunhems® brand, announced today that it has chosen IUNU as its provider of computer vision and AI software for its lettuce breeding program. This partnership marks the continued movement toward data-driven and autonomous growing for BASF.
16 November 2022
BASF’s Vegetable Seeds Business wins CSR Impact Award in India
BASF’s Vegetable Seeds Business in India in collaboration with CINI (collective for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives) have been selected as the winner in the Category Livelihoods (Small) of the 8th CSR Impact Awards India, hosted by CSRBOX and Dalmia Bharat Foundation.
25 October 2022
Fighting viruses by innovative breeding
Viruses, such as the Coronavirus, have a serious impact on our lives. But viruses not only threaten humans, they also threaten plants – including those we eat. Viruses can be transmitted from one plant to another and although such viruses do not harm people, they can wreak havoc on a crop, significantly reducing yields. The Tomato Brown Rugose Virus (ToBRFV) is one of the biggest threats for growing tomatoes.
21 September 2022
Maximilian Becker new head of BASF’s vegetable seeds business
Maximilian Becker (36) will take the lead of BASF’s global vegetable seeds business as Senior Vice President, operating in the market under the Nunhems® brand. As of October 1, 2022, he will succeed the current head, Vicente Navarro (61) who retires after 37 years of dedication to this business.