Parma, ID (June 7, 2024) – BASF’s vegetable seed business, operating in the market under the Nunhems® brand, has anounced the expansion of its distribution partnership with TS&L Seed Company to reach more growers. 

Effective June 10, 2024, TS&L will distribute Nunhems® spinach, lettuce, watermelon, and melon seeds in California, Arizona, and Nevada. This expansion further strengthens the long-standing collaboration between the two companies, ensuring that BASF | Nunhems genetics are available to growers who can benefit from them.

In addition to the expanded distribution, TS&L's product development team will play a crucial role in collecting valuable grower feedback This feedback will be instrumental in further guiding BASF | Nunhems' innovation pipeline, ensuring that their products meet the needs of growers.

The partnership between BASF | Nunhems and TS&L dates back over 20 years when it initially began with the distribution of processing tomatoes. Since then, the collaboration has flourished and expanded to include onions in Texas and New Mexico, as well as sweet and hot peppers in California. The addition of spinach, lettuce, and melon to this distribution agreement marks another milestone in their successful history of working together.

With over 40 years of experience, TS&L Seed Company has established itself as a trusted player in the agricultural industry. The company began its journey by focusing on processing tomatoes in the Central Valley and Sacramento. Today, their portfolio includes a wide range of major crops, such as processing tomatoes, melon, spinach, onions, and brassicas. TS&L is a distibutor for many of the world’s suppliers of vegetable and field seeds throughout the Western United States.

Holaday Seed Company will continue to be a distributor of Nunhems® lettuce and spinach seeds.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division 

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. With €944 million in 2023, we continue to invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion. For more information, please visit or our social media channels. 

About BASF 

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at