BASF Report 2022

Segment Profile

In the Agricultural Solutions segment, we aim to further strengthen our market position as an integrated provider. Our offer comprises seeds and seed treatment products, as well as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and biological solutions, complemented by digital farming solutions to help farmers achieve a better yield. Our strategy is based on innovation-driven organic growth and targeted portfolio expansion through acquisitions. Customer needs, societal expectations and reducing environmental impacts are what motivate us to innovate.


Tirexor® is a new type of PPO (protoporphyrinogen oxidase) inhibitor herbicide specifically designed to control resistant weeds, including those resistant to other PPO inhibitors. To date, herbicide resistance has been discovered in 21 of the 31 herbicide sites of action1 available to growers worldwide. Tirexor® has successfully been launched in Australia and Canada and is currently in the registration process in other major markets. The herbicide contributes to the success of corn, soy and wheat farming and has an expected peak sales potential2 for conventional uses in the low three-digit million euro range. Its value is expected to grow substantially with the launch of PPO herbicide tolerant crops.

Tirexor®: novel herbicide – harvesting on a field (photo)


€10,280 million

2021: €8,162 million

EBIT before special items

€1,220 million

2021: €715 million

1 International herbicide-resistant weed database

2 Peak sales are the highest sales value to be expected from one year. For more information, see the Glossary

Products and applications

Indications and sectors


Selected products


Protecting crops against harmful fungal diseases; improving plant health, securing yield and harvest quality with chemical and biological solutions

Boscalid, dimethomorph, F500®, Initium®, metiram, metrafenone, Revysol®, Serifel®, Xemium®


Reducing competition from weeds for nutrients, water and sunlight to secure yield and harvest quality

Dicamba, dimethenamid-p, glufosinate, imazamox, Kixor®, Luximo®, pendimethalin, Tirexor®, topramezone


Chemical and biological solutions to combat insect pests in agriculture and beyond, such as in the areas of public health, professional pest control and landscape maintenance

Alpha-cypermethrin, Broflanilide, chlorfenapyr, fipronil, Inscalis®, Interceptor®, Nealta®, teflubenzuron, Termidor®

Seed Treatment

Improving seeds’ potential with chemical and biological protection as well as inoculants

ILEVO®, Integral® Pro, Poncho Votivo®, Relenya®, Seperit®, Systiva®, Teraxxa™, Vault® HP

Seeds & Traits

Seeds and traits for key field crops such as canola (oilseed rape), cotton, soybean and wheat, as well as vegetable seeds

Credenz®, FiberMax®, InVigor®, LibertyLink®, Nunhems®, Stoneville®

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