BASF, Kingenta partner fertilizers in China

BASF, Kingenta partner for fertilizers in China

7:48 AM, 24th June 2016
BASF, Kingenta partner for fertilizers in China
BASF and Kingenta to jointly address tough agriculture challenge in China

LINSHU, CHINA: BASF SE has entered into strategic partnership agreement with Chinese fertilizer supplier Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co Ltd (Kingenta), to launch novel fertilizers coated with BASF’s new product Limus.

Under the agreement BASF will provide its Limus technology to Kingenta. Kingenta will directly promote and sell Limus-treated fertilizers in China from July 2016 onwards.

Limus addresses a pressing issue in agriculture: the loss of nitrogen in urea-based fertilizers. The new technology allows farmers to achieve greater harvests by protecting against this overuse of resources. Limus will allow farmers to simplify their fertilization practice, make the most of their investment and increase yield potential while at the same time contributing to a healthier environment.

With conventional fertilizers, only 50 percent of the available nitrogen is taken up by plants. These losses occur through volatilization and leaching, processes that are tough to control. Limus is one of the most effective urease inhibitors worldwide. With this breakthrough innovation, the volatilization can be reduced by up to 90 percent. The result is that more food can be produced with less nitrogen, significantly increasing resource efficiency.

Farmers are constantly seeking new ways to produce more with less input and therefore be able to supply the increasing demand for food and feed. Fertilizers have become an essential resource to help achieve that. However, the excessive nitrogen loss results in farmers having to apply more fertilizer, which can be costly and can, have negative impact on the environment.

 “With this powerful collaboration, we combine a fantastic product with high-end expertise in the Chinese fertilizer market. BASF and Kingenta have jointly developed a solution to one of the most important challenges in agriculture,” said Mark Shillingford, head of marketing BASF crop protection China Limited

“Limus has an outstanding biological performance through two active ingredients and a longer shelf life due to BASF?s polymer technology used in its formulation. Thats why it is the best urea protection for optimal plant nutrition,” said Dr Markus Schmid, director global Limus launch, BASF crop protection.

“The cooperation with BASF’s urease inhibitor product brings customers both an excellent product and service. In the future, highly efficient products made from Kingenta’s technology and BASF inhibitor Limus will be promoted rapidly throughout a sales service network of 100,000 covering the entire Chinese market. Together, we will provide farmers with highly efficient and environmentally friendly products and will boost yield increase,” said Yang Guanbo, VP of marketing & sales at Kingenta.

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