With the opening of its expanded Littlehampton, UK production site, BASF is strengthening its ability to sustainably meet the growing global demand for biological solutions for horticulture. At this site, BASF increases its production volumes of beneficial nematodes and inoculants, moving ahead with its strategy to develop solutions beyond conventional crop protection.

This expansion will allow BASF to double production capacities for beneficial nematodes, which are microscopic organisms that can control a diverse range of insect and slug pests. With six different types of beneficial nematodes, BASF offers a unique global portfolio, including the Nemaslug and Nemasys products, each with a distinctive mode of action for customers in horticulture.

Additionally, the newly expanded site in Littlehampton will increase the supply of inoculants from BASF worldwide and especially to Europe and Africa. Inoculants are rhizobia bacteria that produce root nodules to conduct nitrogen fixation. BASF produces biological inoculants as an ingredient for highly effective seed treatments to enhance seed health, plant vitality and yield potential with key products such as Vault HP in North America, Hi Coat in Europe and South America and NodulAid in Australia.