Opening BASF Centre Bolognese, Italy

The official launch of the Breeding RD centre of the Basf's Agricultural Solution branch. The centre counts 80 employees, 40 of which for the RD only.
The official launch of the Breeding R&D centre of the Basf's Agricultural Solution branch. The centre counts 80 employees, 40 of which for the R&D only.
JosAntonio Salinas Reyes, Basf Vegetable Seeds Italy general manager
José Antonio Salinas Reyes, Basf Vegetable Seeds Italy general manager
Basf supports growers through the Agricultural Solutions products
Basf supports growers through the Agricultural Solutions products
More solutions in the agricultural sector thanks to Basf
More solutions in the agricultural sector thanks to Basf
The employees of the Sant'Agada Bolognese office participated in the inauguration ceremony, as well
The employees of the Sant'Agada Bolognese office participated in the inauguration ceremony, as well
Salinas Reyes and Stefano Bocciani, the president of the Emilia Romagna regional government
Salinas Reyes and Stefano Bocciani, the president of the Emilia Romagna regional government
Alberto Ancora, responsible for Agricultural Solutions in the Southern Europe area
Alberto Ancora, responsible for Agricultural Solutions in the Southern Europe area
From the left: JosAntonio Salinas, the Sant'Agada Bolognese mayor Giuseppe Vicinelli, Stefano Bonaccini and Alberto Ancora
From the left: José Antonio Salinas, the Sant'Agada Bolognese mayor Giuseppe Vicinelli, Stefano Bonaccini and Alberto Ancora
Claudio Castellari, manager with Basf Vegetable Seeds Italy
Claudio Castellari, manager with Basf Vegetable Seeds Italy
One of the greenhouses where Nunhems carries out breeding activities
One of the greenhouses where Nunhems carries out breeding activities
Claudio Castellari
Claudio Castellari
LED lights are increasingly widespread
LED lights are increasingly widespread
Tomato plants
Tomato plants
One of the structures within the Nunhems research centre
One of the structures within the Nunhems research centre
Claudio Dall'Agata is the manager of the Bestack Consortium. He participated in the event, as well
Claudio Dall'Agata is the manager of the Bestack Consortium. He participated in the event, as well
Greenhouse with lettuce, the intermediate phase of the breeding operation
Greenhouse with lettuce, the intermediate phase of the breeding operation
Activities are cut to the bone, during this season
Activities are cut to the bone, during this season
A non-adequate plant as it grew too much too soon
A non-adequate plant as it grew too much too soon
The flowers of these plants will be pollinated with pollen coming from interesting varieties
The flowers of these plants will be pollinated with pollen coming from interesting varieties
LED lights
LED lights
Greenhouses are kept extremely clean and in order
Greenhouses are kept extremely clean and in order
Selected plants. Only few of these have the required characteristics
Selected plants. Only few of these have the required characteristics
The light, humidity and irrigation in this greenhouse are managed in a completely automated manner, according to pre-defined parameters.
The light, humidity and irrigation in this greenhouse are managed in a completely automated manner, according to pre-defined parameters. 
From 5 to 15 years are necessary to patent a new variety
From 5 to 15 years are necessary to patent a new variety
Idromeccanica Lucchini is a partner of different companies specialised in horticulture
Idromeccanica Lucchini is a partner of different companies specialised in horticulture
Greenhouse with grown tomato plants
Greenhouse with grown tomato plants
Many different tomato varieties, all of them destined to the industry
Many different tomato varieties, all of them destined to the industry
Yield, shape, colour, organoleptic quality, processing adequacy and disease resistance are evaluated.
Yield, shape, colour, organoleptic quality, processing adequacy and disease resistance are evaluated. 
One of the variety awaiting evaluation
One of the variety awaiting evaluation
Control panel
Control panel
The offices in Sant'Agata also have a Phytopathology lab, which is extremely improtant for breeding activites.
The offices in Sant'Agata also have a Phytopathology lab, which is extremely improtant for breeding activites. 
One of the slides explaining the operations carried out in the lab
One of the slides explaining the operations carried out in the lab
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Another slide explaining the carried out activity
Another slide explaining the carried out activity
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Studies on the incidence of injected diseases are conducted within these rooms
Studies on the incidence of injected diseases are conducted within these rooms
Plants in controlled conditions
Plants in controlled conditions
A comparison between a resistant and a non-resistant tomato plant
A comparison between a resistant and a non-resistant tomato plant
Tomato virus
Tomato virus
Clear differences between plants according to their resistance
Clear differences between plants according to their resistance
A comparison of another variety
A comparison of another variety
Disease resistance is one of the most demanded characteristics
Disease resistance is one of the most demanded characteristics
Plants in comparison
Plants in comparison
Group photo of the participants
Group photo of the participants
JosAntonio Salinas Reyes and Alberto Ancora
José Antonio Salinas Reyes and Alberto Ancora

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