No fence can keep out field bindweed, aphids or fungal spores. As consumers, we want our produce to be healthy. For a farmer, weeds, pests and plant diseases are serious threats. Without the help of crop protection, yields worldwide would decrease by 40 percent.
“As little as possible, but as much as necessary” is the central dictum of modern plant protection in our quest to protect the environment and safeguard resources for coming generations. Modern insecticides differentiate between pests and beneficial insects, just as herbicides target weeds without compromising yields. Invisible spores floating in the air are particularly malicious, triggering a broad family of fungal diseases. Fungicides serve to protect plants against these microscopic aggressors.
In addition to sophisticated compounds, biological defense mechanisms broaden the farmer’s options. Here as elsewhere, simple solutions don’t solve complex problems. It takes carefully selected seeds, locally adapted crop rotation and the judicious use of plant protection options to protect the environment, support the farmer and meet the consumers’ demand for healthy food produced in a sustainable way.
Our Crop Protection activities are focused on four fields: Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides and SeedGrowth.