October 20, 2021

Next Interactions and BASF Agricultural Solutions develop new technology to analyze Asian soybean rust

RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Next Interactions and BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division collaborate to develop a unique scientific approach to fight Asian soybean rust (ASR), one of the most harmful fungal diseases for soybean. With around 300 to 400 million tons produced per year, soybean is one of the most important crops for human consumption and animal feeds. Especially in South America, ASR can destroy up to 90% of the harvest. To offer growers in the future more flexibility and more sustainable solutions to control the fungus, BASF Agricultural Solutions develops, supported by Next Interactions’ technology, new soy varieties with increased resistance to this fungus.

As part of its disease resistance research, BASF Agricultural Solutions is working to understand the interaction of the ASR fungus with soybean, and partnered with Next Interactions to analyze…

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