BASF continues its support of the NAAA by sponsoring the annual conference and its kick-off breakfast

December 8, 2008 10:01 AM

BASF continued its support of aerial applicators as a diamond-level sponsor of the National Agricultural Aviation Association's (NAAA) annual conference, which kicked off today in Las Vegas, Nev.

BASF technical marketing manager Gary Fellows, Ph.D., led the conference's kick-off breakfast by welcoming attendees and calling attention to the vital role the agricultural aviation industry plays in helping
growers succeed.

"The aerial application business contributes significantly to growers' ability to enhance Plant Health for their crops and maximize yield," Fellows said. "The critical role it plays in the growing process impacts us all, not simply as business partners, but as people. They help growers produce the food and fibers we all need."

In addition to sponsoring the NAAA conference for the last decade, BASF supports the association's National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation (NAAREF), which promotes research, technology transfer and advanced education among aerial applicators, supporting industries, government agencies and academic institutions. BASF is the leading sponsor of the NAAREF among all agricultural chemical companies and Dr. Fellows is an active committee member.

"BASF is committed to keeping aerial applicators in the air through in-depth research and information, and the development of the industry's leading portfolio of products," Fellows said.

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With sales of €3,137 million in 2007, BASF's Crop Protection division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Farmers use these products and services to improve crop yields and crop quality. Other uses include public health, structural/urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. BASF aims to turn knowledge rapidly into market success. The vision of BASF's Crop Protection division is to be the world's leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population. Further information can be found on the web at

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