BASF to expand portfolio in Australia
BASF plans to introduce more than ten active ingredients in Australia over the next ten years as it resumes direct selling in the market. The company returns to the market on March 1st following the ending of ten-year distribution deal with Nufarm (Agrow No 657, p 3). In addition to BASF's portfolio of agrochemicals, Australian farmers will gain access to solutions for yield efficiency, water management and improved crop quality, the company points out. The global Functional Crop Care unit, which was formed after the acquisition of US specialty products company Becker Underwood (Agrow No 654, p 2), will also make solutions available to Australian farmers. The unit's portfolio includes conventional and biological seed treatments, and products for better nutrient and water management and plant health.