Limburgerhof, Germany – BASF Agricultural Solutions has won two Crop Science Awards, one each in the “Best Industry Collaboration” and “Best Public Outreach Program” categories. The awards – formerly Agrow Awards – were presented as part of the virtual Crop Science Forum by S&P Global Commodity Insights and recognize excellence in crop protection and digital agriculture industries worldwide.
“Best Industry Collaboration”: Joint award together with Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies L.L.C.
Together with Corteva Agriscience and MS Technologies, BASF won in the “Best Industry Collaboration” category. In June 2022, the companies announced the execution of a mutually beneficial trait licensing agreement to develop an industry first-of-its-kind soybean trait stack. BASF licensed its nematode resistant soybean (NRS) trait to Corteva and MS Technologies for use in Enlist E3® soybeans. In turn, Corteva and MS Technologies licensed the Enlist E3 soybean trait to BASF for development with the NRS trait in BASF germplasm.
“Best Public Outreach Program”: Campaign “Farming, The Biggest Job On Earth” awarded
In the “Best Public Outreach Program” category S&P Global recognized “Farming, The Biggest Job on Earth”, BASF’s advocacy campaign for farmers and farming relaunched in May 2021. Since then, the campaign took a stand to support farmers across the globe and grew greater understanding of Farming. BASF’s podcast series “The Science Behind your Salad” was a finalist in the same category.
2022 marked the 15th year of the Crop Science Awards, with a total of 12 categories.
About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions Division
Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population while reducing environmental impacts. Working with partners and agricultural experts and by integrating sustainability criteria into all business decisions, we help farmers to create a positive impact on sustainable agriculture. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline, connecting innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture and future generations. In 2021, our division generated sales of €8.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.agriculture.basf.com or any of our social media channels.
The transgenic soybean event in Enlist E3® soybeans is jointly developed and owned by Corteva Agriscience and M.S. Technologies L.L.C.