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About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a growing population while reducing environmental impacts. To help farmers with a positive impact on sustainable agriculture, we invest in a strong R&D pipeline. Our portfolio comprises seeds and specifically selected plant traits, chemical and biological crop protection, solutions for soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. We strive to find the right balance for success – for farmers, agriculture, and future generations. For more information, please visit





KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees* in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around $1,94 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. KWS has operated independently for 165 years, focusing on plant breeding and the production of seed for corn, sugarbeet and other crops. KWS supports farmers by improving yield and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and stress. KWS invested more than $320 million last fiscal year in R&D.  
*excl. seasonal workforce



Crop Trust


The Crop Trust is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and availability of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in perpetuity. At the core of Crop Trust is an Endowment Fund dedicated to providing long-term financial support to secure key collections of crop diversity in genebanks worldwide and ensure their availability for use, forever and for the benefit of everyone.

The Crop Trust supports the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and works closely with dedicated donors and partners to coordinate and implement large-scale projects worldwide, such as BOLD and Seeds for Resilience, to ensure global food and nutrition security. Learn more at: 

Deutsche Saatveredelung AG

As a breeding and seed company with 100 years of experience, we offer our customers innovative, high-performing varieties of a broad range of species and versatile cultivation methods. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV) is a full-service provider for the entire agricultural crop rotation and turf grasses. By the use of a complementary set of long-term proven and modern breeding methods and tools we have become a very successful breeder of oilseed rape and cereals, grasses and small-seeded forage legumes as well as several cover crops. Furthermore, we offer a wide-ranging maize portfolio as well as sorghum. We provide our customers with a broad range of solutions from single varieties up to complex, highly diverse mixtures.


WINTERSTEIGER Seedmech GmbH is the worldwide No. 1

in field research equipment and has established itself at the top of a niche market which will continue to gain significance in future.
WINTERSTEIGER offers complete solutions for the entire sowing and seed cultivation process. The WINTERSTEIGER "one-stop-shop" concept provides customers with everything they need from a single source. As application specialists, Wintersteiger's process expertise and proactive services along the entire value chain delights our customers.


Limagrain is a pure seed breeder, the fourth largest seed company in the world and an internationally active agricultural cooperative. Farmers from France are both shareholders, suppliers and customers at the same time. The Groupe Limagrain invests 16 percent of its turnover in research and breeding, ensuring that its products are always at the forefront in terms of productivity, innovation and market requirements. These products are sold in over 50 countries through 20 subsidiaries and many distributors. Limagrain is active in the product segments of field seeds, vegetable seeds and ingredient products. Under the brand LG, Limagrain offers a high-yielding portfolio of varieties of maize, cereals, rapeseed, sunflower and grass mixtures. 
The German subsidiary Limagrain GmbH manages sales activities for Germany from its location in Edemissen. More information at:

Computomics GmbH


Computomics applies AI to bioinformatics data to enable rapid understanding of genomics and drive advanced agriculture solutions. Computomics is a team of world-leading experts in machine learning, plant research and bioinformatics, who use data to unlock the diversity of biological life. In over 190 projects, Computomics enabled customers to make data-driven decisions and thereby accelerate sustainable agricultural development that can feed the world. Computomics’ interpretable machine learning technology enables rapid understanding of genomic data for plant breeding, agricultural biotech, and microbiome researchers. To learn more about Computomics, please visit or follow Computomics on Twitter at or LinkedIn

SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG 

SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH&Co.KG is a family-run company and part of the Solana Group which is engaged in potato breeding and seed potato production since 1905. The group is active in more than 50 countries and has subsidiaries & joint ventures in in 11 countries.

Our goal has always been to breed resistant, high-yielding potato varieties and to provide high-quality seed potatoes.

In addition to breeding and sales activities, we offer all upstream and downstream services: from research, maintenance breeding and production of seed potatoes, to quality management, expert advice on the selection of varieties and cultivation of potatoes, to the organisation and handling of international logistics.

Investment in R&D: 16,5 percent of turnover.


SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS is one of the leading providers of non-medical laboratory analysis in Europe. Our competence is reflected in more than 180 certifications, accreditations and approvals as well as in over 155 years of experience in the field of analytics. This outstanding knowledge is the basis - in Germany and internationally - of our excellent reputation among manufacturers, trade, service companies and end users.

Standard Bio Tools 

We’re here to be the solutions partner to biomedical researchers – now presenting SomaLogic as part of the Standard BioTools™ family. 

  • Providing reliable and repeatable insights that transform scientific discoveries into better outcomes.

  • Improving operating systems through more focused, methodical and consistent processes and an emphasis on quality.

  • Delivering important value to our customers and their research.


Standard BioTools – Unleashing tools to accelerate breakthroughs in human health™.


“At Hiphen we have assembled a team of 30 agronomists, image processing engineers, software engineers and data scientists who are laser focused on making high-throughput plant phenotyping accessible to the agricultural research community. We design plant assessment solutions that drive decisions. We also develop custom-made imaging solutions, from hardware to software, that are tailored to tackle very specific agronomic challenges like disease resilience or drought tolerance. We have committed our careers to data excellency and to uncover new phenotypic traits by innovating together with the scientific research community. Together, we continuously create, test, and validate new methods to help solve the current agronomic challenges and those that are yet to come. To know more visit:

Corteva Agriscience Germany GmbH


We empower seed companies, crop protection companies, and indoor farms around the world in transforming their phenotyping processes into digital, agile and efficient development pipelines. Combining our expertise in sensors, automation, and data analysis with our clients’ know-how, we’re driving transformation. Phenospex creates unique PlantEye, 3D & Multispectral sensor systems & DroughtSpotter, Precision irrigation and weight data with worldwide sales and service.

Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG


The NPZ Innovation GmbH (NPZi) is a German service company in the field of plant breeding. Our portfolio includes project management, molecular breedings, IT services, phytopathological studies and seed technology. NPZi is member of the NPZ-Group, a privately own breeding company with more than 250 employees working on different aspect of plant breeding including, seed production, seed processing, support for seed multiplication and seed distribution.


W. von Borries-Eckendorf GmbH & Co. KG

German Federation for Plant Innovation e. V. (GFPi)

A non-profit association for the promotion of plant breeding research and related research disciplines. It bundles the interests of its 55 mostly small and medium-sized member companies from plant breeding and plant research along the entire agricultural and horticultural value chain.

German Plant Breeders' Association (BDP)

Represents the interests of its members, namely plant breeding companies for agricultural species, vegetables, ornamental plants or grape vine as well as seed trading companies. BDP campaigns for improved framework conditions for plant breeding and the seed trade industries, as well as for the organisation of plant research, the promotion of new technologies and the further development of the plant variety and seed marketing system. 

NORDSAAT Saatzucht GmbH

Nordsaat is a family-owned German plant breeder and shareholder of Saaten-Union. At three breeding stations in Germany, high-performance varieties of winter wheat, triticale, winter/spring barley and oats are developed for their core climatic regions. We thrive through flexibility, orientation towards entrepreneurial goals and long-term relationships with our partners to increase efficiency, effectiveness and responsibility and to create outstanding varieties for farmers.


Become a sponsor and be part of the German Plant Breeding Conference 2024.


There are different sponsorship packages available with associated benefits such as varying levels of company exposure during the conference and complimentary attendance for company representatives.

For more information on our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Prof. Kai Voss-Fels (, Hochschule Geisenheim University.


We sincerely thank all of our sponsors for making the German Plant Breeding Conference 2024 possible. Your sponsorship is an incredible benefit and enables us to provide top-class speakers, a dynamic program and valuable networking opportunities.

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