Navigation Links
BASF Podcast - Better Harvest in Spite of Climate Stress
Date:3/12/2008

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In this Podcast you will learn about how plant biotechnology can help to make crops more tolerant against climate stress.

Climatic conditions such as heat or cold and rain or drought can determine whether a harvest turns out well or badly. Because whenever these conditions are not optimal, plants also find themselves in a stressful situation, literally. On top of that the reality today is that by now the farmer's work goes far beyond the mere production of foodstuffs. Through the growing demand for renewable resources production in a more and more efficient manner is needed. The question is: Will the traditional farming industry be able to master these challenges it now faces? Established aids such as fertilizers, pesticides and conventional crop cultivation methods are as essential as ever. However, these methods on their own accord will not succeed in producing as much as is needed. One solution could be plant biotechnology. With its help BASF Plant Science develops for example stress tolerant crops. In a targeted manner genes from other plants that already possess the desired traits are inserted into agricultural plants such as corn, soya, canola or cotton. This enables them to better handle stress factors like drought or cold for example.

Listen to the audio reportage with the experts Dr. Jonathan Bryant and Dr. Juergen Logemann of BASF Plant Science.

Direct subscription via RSS-Feed or iTunes (search for "basf"):

http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/innovation.xml

More information:

BASF shapes the future: Health and nutrition

http://corporate.basf.com/future/nutrition

BASF Plant Biotechnology

http://corporate.basf.com/en/produkte/biotech/plantscience

Pictures available at our photo data base:

http://corporate.basf.com/en/presse/fotos/?stichwort=crop+design

Podcast Chemistry of Innovations, English editions:

http://www.basf.com/podcast

More podcasts:

Podcast - The Chemical Reporter: http://www.basf.com/podcast In these entertaining weekly episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life.

RSS-subscription: http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/reporter.xml

Direct subscription of BASF Podcasts via RSS-Feed

http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/reporter.xml

http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/innovation.xml

Direct iTunes subscription when iTunes is installed (or search for "basf"):

itpc://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/reporter.xml

itpc://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/innovation.xml

The use of the audio material is royalty-free when naming the source. We appreciate information on the use to podcast@basf.com

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost EUR58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.

A Podcast is available at

http://www.presseportal.de/meldung/1152914 and

http://www.presseportal.de/link/multimedia.mecom.eu

Editorial contact for plant biotechnology related questions:

Dr. Susanne Benner

BASF Plant Science

Telefon: +49-621-60-28104

Telefax: +49-621-60-28202

E-Mail: susanne.benner@basf.com

Editorial contact for Podcast:

For the UK:

BASF plc

Chris Wilson

Corporate Communications

Phone: +44-161-488-5616

Fax: +44-161-488-4133

E-Mail: chris.wilson@basf.com

For the US:

BASF Corporation

Betsy Arnone

Corporate Communications

Phone: +1-973-245-7865

Fax: +1-973-245-6714

E-Mail: betsy.arnone@basf.com

For Europe:

BASF SE

Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann

Corporate Innovation Communications

Phone: +49-621-60-41040

Fax: +49-621-60-20548

E-Mail: podcast@basf.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE BASF SE
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Insmed President Interviewed for Follow-On Biologics Podcast: Insmed Inc. President Steve Glover Discusses Safe and Effective Biologic Therapies and Reduced Costs with The American Magazine
2. Kline Study: Better Brushing Habits Boost European Oral Care Sales
3. Two nanostructures are better than one
4. Free CME-certified Webcast: Opening the Door to Better Myocardial Infarction Outcomes: Emergency Departments Hold the Key
5. UPDATE: Free CME-certified Webcast: Opening the Door to Better Myocardial Infarction Outcomes: Emergency Departments Hold the Key
6. DOE JGI plumbs termite guts to yield novel enzymes for better biofuel production
7. ChemAxon Launches Marvin and JChem Version 5: Better User Experience, Better Integration, More Flexibility and Higher Performance
8. Nanowire generates power by harvesting energy from the environment
9. Fiber-based nanotechnology in clothing could harvest energy from physical movement
10. Carrington and Universal Harvest Sign Supply Agreement
11. Multigene Test Predicts Who Could Avoid Chemotherapy Despite Positive Lymph Nodes in Early Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... that it has joined the Human Vaccines Project, a public-private partnership to ... cancer. , The Human Vaccines Project brings together leading pharmaceutical and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... , Feb. 10, 2016  Allergan plc (NYSE: ... that Brent Saunders , Allergan,s CEO and President, ... fireside chat session at the RBC Capital Markets Healthcare ... ET at The New York Palace Hotel in ... be webcast live and can be accessed on Allergan,s ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Benchmark Research, a fully-integrated network ... two long-standing principal investigators (PI) to the roles of Chief Medical Officer, Clinical ... Dr. Laurence Chu, a Benchmark Research PI in the Austin office, will assume ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... LATHAM, NEW YORK... Marktech Optoelectronics will feature their new high-speed InGaAs ... Moscone Center from February 16-18, 2016, and at the healthcare-focused BiOS Expo on February ... standard packages feature a TO-46 metal can with active areas of 1.0mm and 1.5mm ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/2/2016)... 2, 2016 This BCC Research report ... by reviewing the recent advances in high throughput ... the field forward. Includes forecast through 2019. ... challenges and opportunities that exist in the bioinformatic ... developers, as well as IT and bioinformatics service ...
(Date:2/1/2016)... 2016 Rising sales of consumer ... touchfree intuitive gesture control market size ... of consumer electronics coupled with new technological advancements to ... size through 2020   --> ... technological advancements to drive global touchfree intuitive gesture control ...
(Date:1/25/2016)... BELL, Pa. , Jan. 25, 2016   Unisys Corporation ... recognition system at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, ... Border Protection (CBP) identify imposters attempting to enter ... do not belong to them. pilot testing of ... out initially at three terminals at JFK during January 2016. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):