Agro Advance Technology launches new generation of bioinseticides in Argentina
Oct. 8, 2020
By Leonardo Gottems, Reporter for AgroPages
The Argentine company, Agro Advance Technology, announced the launch of a new generation of bio-inputs, as the first company in the South American country to develop a bioinsecticide based on the fungus, Beauveria Bassiana.
“We also launched the first biological bait for ants in Latin America, and we have another biofungicide based on Trichoderma Harzianum, which is the first for foliar application and received an award in 2018 in China,” said Juan Pablo Brichta (President and Director of R&D at Agro Advance Technology).
The description of the company is clear, he added, stating, “We are a biotechnology company specializing in agriculture, and we aim to seek innovation. We developed a one-of-a-kind revolutionary biofertilizer for all crops. Then we developed another one for foliar application that was also the first in its category.”
“We began to travel and explain the intangible to tell producers that there was life inside the product and understand how it worked. During every disruption there were changes. Today, we are living during a historic time, which has caused people to adopt products that were unthinkable at first but are useful,” Brichta explained.
“E-commerce is growing at very high levels globally and in Argentina especially. It is a very friendly and transparent mechanism that minimizes time and cost and guarantees satisfaction. We are advancing towards agriculture 4.0, where it is not enough to read about a subject, but we must rely on the new artificial intelligence technologies that make up the system,” he added.
Agro Advance Technology is a company that began as a startup more than 13 years ago, based on the belief that progress had to be made in the use of commercialized bio-inputs. “That is highlighted today after 13 years. Seven years ago, we founded and developed the Biotechnology Pole in the Pilar Industrial Park. Through this, we are developing very important investments to supply local and international markets with our products,” Brichta further added.
“There is a long way to go in this regard. When we stand on the ground, we are standing on the roof of another world. We only know 1% of the soil. This is because there is so much to do. The market is growing in the order of 15% to 20% annually in terms of biologicals, and 5% in terms of agrochemicals. There is a trend on the part of society to ensure food safety, which was previously sustainability,” Brichta further said.
“Europe demands that by 2030, the use of all agrochemicals and fertilizers must be minimized, without saying that they are not necessary. Consumers demand less waste in their consumption and the traceability of how what they need was decided. This fact has hit us squarely with the entire bio-inputs sector, to the point that three years ago we founded the Argentine Chamber of Bio-inputs (CABIO), and there are more and more people interested in this new production paradigm,” he said in conclusion.
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