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20.05.2009 – 11:20


BASF Podcast: Plant Health - Fit with Fungicides

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    Ludwigshafen (ots)

In this podcast you will learn how innovative fungicides from BASF help to improve plant health.

    In the agricultural industry plant diseases such as fungal attacks can seriously damage the production of foodstuffs. And according to estimates, more than 40% of the crop yields that are theoretically achievable are lost because of threats such as plant diseases, bacteria and viruses, as well as from environmental impacts like drought. This is the motivation that drives the researchers at BASF to develop new approaches and solutions to combat these problems. The means they employ against these fungal attacks are the so-called fungicides.

    BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

    Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Philipp Lane (Director Global Research Fungicides at  BASF), Dr. Matthias Bratz (Senior Research Manager in Formulation Development at BASF), Amber Shirley, Ph.D. (Senior Technical Specialist, BASF Crop Protection, USA), Marco-Antonio Tavares-Rodrigues (Research and Development Manager for Fungicides, BASF Latin America).

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Editorial contact: Contact for Podcast: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail:

For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1 973 245-7865 Fax: +1 973 245-6714 E-Mail:

For Europe: BASF SE Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann Corporate Innovation Communications Phone: +49 621 60-41040 Fax: +49 621 60-20548 E-Mail:

Contact for fungicides related questions: Jana Goedicke BASF Crop Protection Division Phone: +49 621 60-28261 E-Mail:

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