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BASF Corporation

Corporate Headquarters: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (Agricultural Products Group / Golf)


Category: Turf & Course Suppliers


Michael Heinz, CEO (North America)

Tobias Dratt, EVP & CFO/COO

Karen Killeenm, Senior VP

Peter Shuhmacher, EVP

Jeffery Vannoy, Senior Product Manager

BASF creates the products utilized by golf course superintendents around the world to optimize conditions on the course. The company manufactures fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, land and pond management tools, spray adjuvants, tank cleaners, turf colorants, turf spray indicators as well as turf and greenhouse nutrients. The wide array of products provides solutions across all three climate zones in the country (warm, cool, and transition).

BASF prides itself on creating chemistry for a sustainable future. Combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, the company boasts approximately 122,000 employees who work with customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country. BASF’s global portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions.

Notably, BASF’s Professional & Specialty Solutions group, part of the Agricultural division, provides a full portfolio of fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides to golf courses, lawn care operators, sod growers, and sports fields.

BASF’s assortment of turf maintenance products allows golf courses to maintain top-tier conditions all year long, including applications that control diseases such as dollar spot that’s a common concern on golf course turf.

In 2021, BASF introduce Alucion 35 WG to the golf insecticide market. This marked the company’s entrance golf insecticide industry following the success of innovations such as Maxtima fungicide and Navicon Intrinsic brand fungicide, among others. The new product serves as a testament to BASF’s desire to continue to develop innovative products to assist superintendents with keeping their courses in pristine condition.

BASF Corporation is the North American affiliate of Germany-based BASF SE, has more than 100 production and research sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.


BASF might not be a known name among golfers, but it’s among the biggest in the business for course superintendents.

BASF provides a full profile of chemicals that are essential to maintaining golf’s most valuable assets – the course itself. BASF offers all its customers innovative and sustainable products and system solutions for all industries, golf included. It’s the science and innovation of companies like BASF that keep the game, and in particular its courses, vibrant and healthy.

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