The acquisition was originally announced in October and is valued at $9 billion. This deal includes the Liberty and LibertyLink franchise, the hybrid wheat research and development platform, and seed treatment products, like Poncho Votivo and ILeVO. This acquisition also features BASF’s entry into the seed business, which includes InVigor Canola and Credenz Soybeans. In a news briefing, BASF Vice President of Agricultural Solutions Scott Kay was asked how the addition of the Liberty and LibertyLink traits would influence BASF’s approach with its Engenia platform. “Clearly, farmers need new choices to control weeds that are resistant to some of the technology that is out there. Having glufosinate and dicamba provides choice.” This deal also includes the digital farming platform known as xarvio.
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