Soybeans are an important source of proteins, for use in food and animal feed and oil, for use in cooking and producing biodiesel. In 2013, farmers grew soybeans on 111 million hectares (ha) worldwide, producing over 276 million tonnes. The Americas are by far the largest regional producer, accounting for 85 %.
Based on our close relationship to farmers and presence in the field, we have developed along the crop cycle a wide range of products and solutions that can help soybean farmers to continue being successful. Through our Functional Crop Care business, we are also developing novel solutions to manage efficient scarce resourced such as water, nutrients and arable land. Productivity starts with the seed.
Together with our customers we develop tailor-made seed solutions to support seed health and yield potential. Kixor™ is the latest in a long line of modern herbicides from BASF. This advanced herbicide can be applied prior to crop planting for fast and complete burndown of over 80 different weeds, including those resistant to glyphosate.
Crop protection is very important, and in additional our AgCelence® concept delivers incremental value through a range of benefits that go beyond established crop protection inputs and farmers can expect higher yield.
As a trustful partner we are committed to promoting effective stewardship on and off the field, and believe that the appropriate management and use of our products helps to strengthen sustainable agriculture and safeguard the environment.