BASF’s new Research and Development facility in Limburgerhof, Germany that just opened this year has brought a new center of expertise into the growing world of biological crop protection and seed solutions. Nathan Froese with BASF R&D Seed Solutions for the Americas was at the ASTA CSS & Seed Expo this week to highlight some of the work being done at the facility.
“We do application of products to the seed and testing to see what value they provide for growers,” said Froese. “We also do work on coatings that provide color and improved flow.”
Froese says the R&D done at the Germany facility feeds into other BASF research centers around the world, including U.S. facilities in North Carolina and Iowa. “All of these sites work together very closely and the new site really acts as an R&D hub for seed solutions,” he said, noting that this is speeding up the research process for the company. “The state of the art equipment really helps us move new compounds through quicker.”
Learn more about BASF biologicals and seed solutions R&D in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/astacss-16-basf-nathan.mp3″ text=”Interview with Nathan Froese, BASF”]