RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- BASF Plant Science L.P. has added T.A. Seeds as a new NutriDense trait licensee. T.A. Seeds, headquartered in Jersey Shore, Pa., will offer NutriDense Silage traits starting this summer due to strong demand in its market area and the positive performance of NutriDense genetics.

BASF Plant Science breeding efforts have significantly improved NutriDense parent lines, and the hybrids developed from these lines have excellent agronomics, strong yield potential and outstanding nutritional performance.

"We are very excited to add T.A. Seeds to our growing list of NutriDense licensees," said Barney Bernstein, director of trait marketing and sales for BASF Plant Science. "We have seen very positive results from NutriDense Silage hybrids in the northeast and surrounding areas, and are thrilled that T.A. Seeds can now offer NutriDense to their dairy customers."

"We are constantly evaluating new hybrids that will increase the profitability of eastern farmers," said Taylor Doebler, T.A. Seeds seedsman. "Based on our experience, we believe NutriDense Silage hybrids are a good fit for this geography, and we look forward to offering them to our customers."

NutriDense is a nutritionally enhanced corn that contains a stacked set of output traits designed to improve animal feed performance. Seed companies market the product through licensing agreements with BASF Plant Science.

For dairy producers, NutriDense Silage hybrids can increase silage tonnage while improving income over feed costs through greater feed efficiency.

SOURCE: BASF Plant Science.