3 December 2020

BASF and UM combine innovation power for healthy and sustainable vegetable production

BASF’s vegetable seeds business and Maastricht University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the Brightlands Future of Farming Institute (BFFI). The aim of the collaboration is to study sustainable vegetable production systems in interaction with plant genetics, in order to deliver vegetables with optimal consumer traits such as taste and health. The focus of the institute will be in the areas of plant functional genomics, plant envirogenetics and circular horticulture systems. As of mid-2021 it will start its activities in a new facility at the premises of the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.