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BASF's major discoveries with great importance to the global crop protection over the years!



At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S.

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 2020, our division generated sales of €7.7 billion. 

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BASF creates innovation for successful and sustainable agriculture

BASF is the largest chemical company in the world* and the absolute leader on the Cereal's market** in Bulgaria. BASF has been innovating for decades to solve agriculture’s most pressing challenges. The company has a strong track record in successfully developing major innovations in important fungicide classes and is continuously researching new active ingredients to meet future needs of farmers. 

BASF invests continuously in innovative crop protection solutions to safeguard yield, while meeting increasingly stringent environmental and safety requirements, to prove that new products can be safe to people, animals and the environment. For over 100 years, BASF has been committed to supporting farmers with new technologies, so that they can achieve high yields sustainably, even on limited acreage, and satisfy consumer demands.

What is the latest innovation from BASF?

With an innovative approach the scientists at BASF developed Revysol®, a new benchmark fungicide with fast and long-lasting activity. It was specifically designed to meet future needs of farmers in a broad range of crops. Revysol® is an innovative fungicidal active ingredient for crop protection from the triazole group. Unlike conventional azoles on the market, Revysol® is the first Isopropanol-Azole, a unique chemistry discovered and developed by BASF combining an outstanding performance with a favorable regulatory profile and selectivity.

Why is Revysol® so unique?

Regulatory challenges are also the reason why no new active substances from Triazole group have been introduced in decades (more than 15 years). In order to meet the strict regulatory requirements, BASF has developed an innovative screening of active substances. 

In the discovery phase of Revysol®, the BASF scientists used new indicator studies to increase the chances of meeting both the highest regulatory standards and outstanding biological performance. New products have to pass the toughest tests to gain approval, particularly in Europe. For Revysol® BASF conducted more than 290 studies comprehensively examining safety for humans and the environment. Given these strict requirements and the increasing cost of development in the European Union, there are now fewer active ingredients authorized for use, and few new active ingredients being submitted for approval.

Registering and launching of Revysol® in the EU is an outstanding success for BASF and for farmers. 

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Revysol® - The innovation that changed crop protection over the world

Triazole fungicides are the backbone of disease control strategies in cereals and essential for resistance management. Farmers need a wide range of product solutions for mixing or alternating modes of action. Due to its outstanding performance and unique chemical properties, Revysol® will play a crucial role in crop protection.

Revysol® is highly effective against key fungal diseases in cereals. It is an innovative and sustainable solution that improves farm operations and reduces weather-related risks, while delivering higher and more consistent yields, maximizing farm income.

Revysol® - The revolutionary discovery of BASF

The First Isopropanol Azole - an innovative fungicidal active ingredient from the triazole group.

Revysol® combines an extremely wide range of action and a favorable regulatory profile! It shows outstanding efficacy against more than 80 fungal diseases in over 40 crops!

Revysol® is the only TRIZOLE with a FlexiPOWER molecule, which binds 100 times stronger to the target enzyme of the pathogen. The result is a better disease control and curative activity without analogue!

What are the benefits for farmers?

Superior field performance by benchmark disease control level

Fast & long-lasting activity for consistent results under various conditions

Optimum yield and quality in a broad range of crops

█ New foundation for highly effective fungicide solutions

Revystar® Flex – The first product with Revysol® in Bulgaria

Revystar® Flex was launched in Bulgaria in 2021, only one year after the leading European agricultural countries - Germany, England, France! 

Already in the year of the Premiere achieved great success and already called it Best seller of the year!

What to expect in the future in Bulgaria?

BASF plans to launch more innovative Revysol® - based solutions in the coming years! 

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*C&EN’S GLOBAL TOP 50, 2021

**Kynetec 2021

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