BASF Seed Solutions team unites at ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo

New products added to the Seed Solutions portfolio provide a total solution

A month ago, BASF attended ASTA’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Illinois to showcase a newly expanded Seed Solutions portfolio, in addition to new seed traits. Over 2,300 seed and seed treatment experts attended the show, and BASF was excited to share what they have to offer to growers.


“The Seed Solutions portfolio is as robust and healthy as it’s ever been,” said Martin Horrocks, Director of Seed Solutions North America, BASF. “With the full seed treatment offerings BASF can provide to growers, we now view ourselves as a leader in seed treatments.”


Overall, BASF Seed Solutions offers a broad portfolio of seed treatments that protect, unlock and enhance the potential of the seed. Within the portfolio, BASF offers fungicides, insecticides, nematicides, inoculants, colorants and functional coatings.


“In addition to our tried and proven seed treatments, we’re really excited to be launching five new products in the next two years,” said Kerry Grossweiler, Marketing Lead, U.S. Seed Solutions, BASF. “We’re especially thrilled with our soybean seed treatment portfolio. We can now offer soybean growers a complete solution.”


Among those five products are two products recently launched earlier this month, Vault® IP Plus and Obvius® Plus soybean seed treatments. In addition to several seed treatment products from the recent acquisition, including ILeVO® and Poncho/VOTiVO 2.0® seed treatments, the portfolio has expanded to encompass a broader range of products under one unified team.


“If I look at our organization and the talent we have, we’re proud of the folks who came over from Bayer and those from BASF that are still with us,” said Horrocks. “All of the combined technology and research in one organization, allows us to really think and focus on the customer. To deliver solutions customers want.”


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ILeVO, Obvius, Poncho, Vault and VOTiVO are registered trademarks of BASF.


About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division


With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2017, our division generated sales of €5.7 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.


About BASF


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at