Thursday, April 18, 2019

Workshop Artichoke Plant Raisers

Rome (Italy).
Last Week BASF Vegetable Seeds organized a workshop for plant raisers in Rome, Italy, with the aim to support our customers beyond just seeds. More than 70 Italian plant raisers participated.
David Murcia
Il Crop Sales Manager David Murcia dà il benvenuto all'evento.
During the workshop we shared technical knowledge, best practices and various initiatives to ensure high quality seeds with good germ and vigor.

Artichoke is a difficult crop for seed producibility but every year with dedicated research, operational developments & technological advancements the company is making great progress to produce quality hybrids. The main objective of the meeting was to share these developments with plant raisers and strengthen their confidence and trust in BASF Vegetable Seeds.
Platea in sala meeting.
The team also addressed cultivation issues faced by plant raisers and shared best practices. In addition to that latest market updates, consumer trends and the importance of plant raisers in the hybrid artichoke business was discussed.

"The workshop was highly appreciated by plant raisers and they acknowledged the transparency and collaboration of our company".
Vito Carrieri, artichoke account manager of BASF Vegetable Seeds, added that the company always aims at offering complete solutions and services to its customers and keep their interest first.

Vito Carrieri - Account Manager Carciofo - fornisce alcuni dati ai vivaisti.

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