Apr. 8, 2021
AgBiome Innovations International AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of AgBiome, a leader in developing innovative products from the Earth's microbial communities, Wednesday announced the signing of a Commercial Supply Agreement with FarmHannong Co., a South Korean agrochemical company and subsidiary of LG Chem, to expand the use of AgBiome's biological fungicide Howler®, internationally. Currently available in 49 of the 50 states in the U.S., this partnership marks AgBiome's first commercial opportunity in Asia of Howler.
Howler is a revolutionary biofungicide that harnesses the power of the plant microbiome with multiple modes of action that provide preventive, long-lasting activity on a broad spectrum of soilborne and foliar diseases. Howler can be used throughout the growing season from pre-planting to before harvest, in greenhouse and field applications on a wide range of specialty crops.
"Sustainable agricultural practices, as well as the demand for high quality agricultural produce are factors that are projected to drive the biofungicides market growth in Asia," explained Toni Bucci, COO at AgBiome. "Howler has proven to be effective on several major crops that are grown in South Korea including vegetable and fruit crops. We are pleased to partner with FarmHannong, the leading provider of sustainable crop solutions to farmers in South Korea,'' said Bucci.
Founded in 1953, FarmHannong is an agriculture pioneer in the Korean Green Bio Market, taking the lead in supplying growers with crop protection, seeds, and fertilizer products.
"Growers in South Korea are looking for biological alternatives that are effective and easy to use," said Taehyun Oh, Product Development Team Leader at FarmHannong. "A partnership with AgBiome reinforces FarmHannong's commitment to the distribution of next-generation products that encourage sustainable farming practices. The addition of Howler to our product offering is another step towards providing sustainable solutions to farmers," continued Taehyun Oh.