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Sustainability

Sustainability through innovation


All farmers understand that success is measured over many years, not just a single season. The ultimate goal is to pass your land on to the next generation in better, more productive condition than you inherited it in.

We provide practical support to help you fulfil that aim – most of it based on our constant search for new and better ways to achieve great results.

New chemical modes of action

Resistance to chemical modes of action is a key threat to the sustainability of cropping and the best remedy is introducing new ones. BASF are leading the way.

The launches of Belanty® and Revystar® have helped relieve resistance pressure on older fungicides in hort and arable cropping respectively. We have a long pipeline of forthcoming products that includes entirely new modes of action for herbicides and insecticides.

Biological solutions

Another key pillar of more sustainable farming is reducing the total use of chemicals. Poncho® VOTiVO®, with its biological protection against nematode attack, shows the way forward. We have begun developing game-changing biological crop protection products that prove effective, integrated pest and disease control can be achieved with much less environmental impact than in the past. 

Constructive partnerships

Co-operation across the industry is also essential to ensure we achieve change smoothly and that no one gets left behind. That’s why we are enthusiastic supporters of FAR events and initiatives and programs such as Agrecovery.

By regularly bringing innovative products to market, sharing the results of our research through each season and underwriting industry-wide programs, we are determined to keep equipping NZ growers with positive responses to the evolving challenges of sustainable cropping.    
 

The BASF Eco-Pack

The Eco-Pack by BASF cuts downtime and reduces packaging waste by 20%

Central opening

  • Pours without glugging
  • Easier to rinse and empty
  • Improves speed of use

Flexible handle

  • Ergonomically shaped
  • Rotates flexibly

No foil seals

  • Integrated seal
  • Eliminates induction sealing
  • Reduced hazardous waste
  • Safer and easier to open

Embossed logo

  • BASF quality
  • Guarantee of original product
  • Protects you from imitations

Gripping surface

  • Slip-free holding and pouring
  • Empties safely

Mono-material

  • All materials are polyethylene
  • Plastic label: improves recycling

Lightweight design

  • Less plastic – over 20% less than standard
  • Reduced weight
  • Easier to compact after use

20% less plastic, 20% less packaging waste