Measurement of leaf areas
Regular monitoring of plant growth.
BASF’s crop protection products undergo many years of extensive risk assessment to ensure that there are no unacceptable effects on plants and animals. Regulatory authorities carefully evaluate these studies and risk assessments before they allow a product to be marketed.
BASF is constantly focused on developing innovative products, concepts and partnerships to improve biodiversity, resource efficiency, and the sustainability of farming.
Lab employees observe the effects of individual active ingredients on plants. At regular in-tervals, they measure the size of the plants’ leaves to monitor their growth. The aim of the research is to reduce the concentration of the test substances so that farming has less im-pact on the soil.