Below are the most-viewed reports regarding biologicals business development, new technologies, markets and registration regulations, published on AgroPages in the past three months.
Rovensa Group launches Rovensa Next, a new global biosolutions business unit to shape a sustainable future for agriculture
Faced with global challenges due to a growing population and climate change, among others, farmers need a solution to feed the planet through healthy and safe solutions. Today, Rovensa Group, a global leader of agricultural inputs for sustainable agriculture, answers that need with Rovensa Next, a new global business unit dedicated to biosolutions for agriculture that aims to give back to the Earth what the Earth gives to us. Rovensa Next makes its debut this week at Fruit Logistica Berlin, the leading trade fair for the fresh fruit industry. More>>
Natural PGR trans-zeatin is accessible at reduced cost for plant applications through biotech production platform patented by Acies Bio
In a quest to provide the next generation of agricultural inputs using natural and sustainable production methods, a leading European microbial biotech company Acies Bio developed a platform for production of natural cytokinins, as well as an efficient bioprocess for production of trans-zeatin, the most efficient natural cytokinin molecule. More>>
Azotic Technologies granted new patent for Canada
Azotic Technologies (Azotic), the maker of market-leading, nitrogen-fixing product, Envita®, announced on Wednesday that it has received a new Canadian patent, granted on January 3rd. This patent offers broad protection on Azotic’s formulation and methods of application, not only for Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd) but all nitrogen-fixing bacteria under select conditions. More>>
TALETE: Valagro’s Answer to the Challenge for Efficient Use of Water
As many as 8 of the 17 sustainable development goals introduced by the UN in 2015 are linked to water use efficiency. 70% of the world's freshwater is used for agricultural activities. Limited water resources, climate change and population growth mean such consumption is no longer sustainable and require that agriculture face up to a new challenge: ensuring global food security by increasing yields, while limiting water consumption.
Valagro, whose vision has always included the search for excellence by applying science to agriculture to produce healthier food, with sustainability for people and the environment at heart, has launched TALETE. More>>
Ingevity’s novel sticker adjuvant technology improves biological formulation efficacy
Ingevity recently launched a new sticker adjuvant product line, AltaHance™, providing excellent and tunable rainfastness to agriculture formulations. Rooting from pine-based chemistry for over 80 years of history, AltaHance™ products, with a low CO2 footprint, contain >99% biogenic carbon and are readily biodegradable. The unique ability of AltaHance™ technology offers tunable rainfastness with some additional spreading benefits and potential UV protection, making it a truly multifunctional adjuvant product line. It has been proven to work well with fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and with all kinds of formulation types, including SC, WDG, WP, SL, EC, OD, CS, SE, micronutrients, etc. More>>
Acadian Plant Health™ Launches Newly Branded Vision for Immediate Innovative Solutions in Support of Sustainable Global Food Production
Acadian Plant Health™ announced ‘Sea Beyond,’ the company’s newly branded vision designed to transition the biostimulant industry with technological solutions that respond to an agricultural production system highly stressed by climate change.
″Our ‘Sea Beyond’ launch is our new vision, leadership, and commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions for global agriculture,″ says Nelson Gibson, President Acadian Plant Health. ″We are challenging conventional thinking to ‘Sea Beyond’ the way the biostimulant industry delivers agricultural solutions that respond to the growing global demand for food and climate stress.″ More>>
New products for soil health provided by BASF, UPL, Bayer, Syngenta and others
Soil health for agriculture typically refers to the soil’s ability for good agricultural productivity and environmental protection. Healthy soil provides multiple functions to facilitate crop growth and development through nutrient cycling, regulation of other living resources supply, and biocontrol of pests. Healthy soil is the foundation of a healthy plant, a precondition to support agricultural productivity and sustainability.
Soil management practices can alter its health. Agrochemical giants and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been investing heavily in supplying products to improve the soil’s physical, chemical, and biological properties. In addition, they have announced different tools with specific functions in 2021-2022. More>>
Biopesticides: From Innovation to Registration in Europe / Serie #2
The rules and procedures for the approval of active substances and the authorization of PPPs are defined in Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. European regulations and several guidance documents from the OECD (or other institutions) guide and assist applicants in preparing, compiling and submitting the data required for approvals. The assessment of biopesticides follows the same process as other active substances (AS) at European level: assessment by the rapporteur Member State (RM), drafting of a DAR (Draft Assessment Report)... It can eventually lead to a classification of the SA biopesticide as a low-risk substance (absence of major toxic effects, non-persistent, non-bioaccumulative, etc.). More>>
Formulating Stable, Sustainable Microbial Products for Soil and Plant Health
Roquette has developed a range of plant-derived products that can be used to formulate and manufacture stable biological formulations.
Collaboration with external partners and experts supports the ongoing refinement of these products to meet specific applications and the requirements of defined processing routes. They allow customers to substitute mineral and synthetic ingredients with plant-based alternatives to deliver effective bioformulated inoculants. More>>
Bioinput market grows 67% during 2021-22 crop in Brazil
Biologically-based pesticides and bioinoculants accounted for sales worth BRL2.905 billion (US$560 million) in Brazil in the 2021-22 harvest, according to the FarmTrak survey conducted by consultancy company Kynetec. More>>