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Dr Ingewar will drive Proteon’s growth strategies across the regions to support the poultry industry in achieving safe and sustainable production

In line with its expansion plans, Proteon Pharmaceuticals India, a subsidiary of Proteon Pharmaceuticals SA Poland, announced the appointment of Dr Sachin Ingewar as Regional Sales Director for the Indian subcontinent and South-East Asia Region. Dr Ingewar will drive Proteon’s growth strategies across the regions to support the poultry industry in achieving safe and sustainable production.

As a poultry nutritionist with over 20 years of comprehensive experience in sales and marketing, Dr Sachin has been highly successful in spearheading business in the industry through sustained revenue growth, specifically in the South East Asian markets.

Having strong technical knowledge and expertise in strategic planning and execution, together with account management focused on precise pre and post-sales efforts, Dr Ingewar has been known for improving organisational performance and unlocking new business opportunities through strategic alliances with key decision-makers. He is a visionary who drives revenues and rapid growth profitability with a focus on building a strong corporate culture. Dr Ingewar has completed his Masters in Animal Nutrition with Poultry Major.

Elaborating on his new role at Proteon Pharmaceuticals, Dr Ingewar said, “This leadership role at Proteon is to develop our business in bacteriophages in the ISC and SEA and strengthen the presence of Proteon in the region. We aim to help poultry, aqua and the ruminant industry to achieve safe and sustainable production. We aim to build awareness about the need to reduce the usage of antibiotics in animal production. All in all, we are here to stay: #CareForAll- environment, humans and animal wellbeing.”

Commenting on Dr Ingewar’s joining, Dr Paolo Doncecchi, Global Sales Director, Proteon Pharmaceuticals, said, “I am excited about this critical addition to our ISC Proteon organisation. Dr Sachin will bring market knowledge, business acumen and an empathic approach to people. Together, we will bring Proteon to new heights by serving customer needs.”

Dr Ingewar will drive Proteon’s growth strategies

The one-shot solution will help to protect soybean crops from the attack of narrow-leaved weeds, broad-leaved weeds, and sedges

Best Agrolife Limited (BAL) has received one more patent for herbicidal composition of haloxyfop, imazethapyr, and chlorimuron, likely to emerge as an effective one-shot solution to protect soybean crops from the attack of narrow-leaved weeds, broadleaved weeds, and sedges.

“The company is planning to launch this in-house developed ternary herbicide in all these Indian states by early 2023 with the brand name ‘Shot Down’. With this patent in hand, BAL will now have a competitive advantage over the contemporary agrochemical players in India as this product is going to be of high importance not only in India but in other soybean-producing countries as well. Therefore, the company is also moving ahead with the procedures of filing the PCT application to globalise the proprietary brand Shot Down in many other major soybean-producing countries like Brazil,” said Vimal Alawadhi, MD, BAL.

The one-shot solution will help to protect

The programme focuses on 3As – Aware, Alert, Act, as an enabler of change

Corteva Agriscience has introduced ‘Udayan – Tarakki ka Naya Savera’- an integrated farmer engagement programmeUdayan programme is focussed to establish and nurture a relationship with Corteva’s customers and channel partners. The programme focuses on 3As – Aware, Alert, Act, as an enabler of change. The programme defines clear milestones to cover all phases of the rice-growing cycle from pre-sowing to harvesting. It further aims to create awareness and sensitize rice farmers on brown plant hoppers (BPH) menace, timely and effective usage of Pexalon, a science-based and sustainable solution to manage the BPH menace, thus increasing yield productivity by 10 per cent.

Corteva has introduced a content-first and customer-centric communication and technological solution to engage existing users of Pexalon, onboard new users, and unite rice farmers across India in their fight against BPH infestation. With the help of ‘Farmer Connect App’, farmers can scan unique QR codes printed on Corteva products to distinguish between a ‘genuine Pexalon product’ against counterfeit, engage with fellow rice farmers and encourage others to use Pexalon. 

The programme was amplified by building a robust campaign ecosystem connecting all our on-ground activities with our digital programme via the Farmer Connect app. All delivered through an elaborate and phased content marketing campaign adapted in regional languages cutting across boundaries, demographic and psychographic at every step, across our marketing channels. 

The programme focuses on 3As - Aware,

The move is aimed for optimum utilisation of raw bamboo and higher profitability in the bamboo industry

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has urged the Government of India to lift the export prohibition on bamboo charcoal for optimum utilisation of raw bamboo and higher profitability in the bamboo industry. One of the biggest challenges that the Indian bamboo industry faces today is the extremely high input cost owing to the inadequate utilisation of bamboo. However, the export of bamboo charcoal would ensure complete utilisation of the bamboo waste and thus make the bamboo business more profitable.

KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena has written to Union Minister of Commerce and Industries, Piyush Goyal, seeking to lift the export restriction on bamboo charcoal for the larger benefit of the bamboo industry.

Saxena said the bamboo waste can be best utilised by making ‘Bamboo Charcoal’ which, though has very limited use within the domestic market but is hugely in demand in the international market. However, the Indian bamboo industry is not able to tap the opportunity due to its ‘export prohibition.’ Considering the repeated requests of the industry, KVIC has requested the government to consider lifting the export restriction on bamboo charcoal.

Notably, the world import demand for bamboo charcoal has been hovering in the range of $1.5 to 2 billion and has been growing at the rate of 6 per cent in recent years. Bamboo charcoal for barbeque sells for about Rs 21,000 to Rs 25,000 per ton in the international market. Besides, it is also used for soil nutrition and as a raw material for manufacturing activated charcoal. Rising import demand is witnessed in countries like the US, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Germany, Italy, France and the UK at negligible import duty.

The move is aimed for optimum utilisation

Export of guavas from India have witnessed sees growth of 260 per cent since 2013

The export of guavas from India have witnessed sees growth of 260 per cent since 2013. Exports grow from $0.58 million in April-January 2013-14 to $2.09 million in April 2021-22.

India’s export of fresh fruits has also witnessed considerable growth. Fresh grapes are the largest exported items among all fresh food categories. During 2020-21, the export value of Fresh Grapes was $314 million. Export of other fresh fruits stood at $302 million, fresh mangoes at $36 million and others (betel leaves and nuts) at $19 million. During 2020-21, fresh grapes and other fresh fruits accounted for 92 per cent of India’s total export of fresh fruits.

India’s major exporting destinations of fresh fruits during 2020-21 were Bangladesh ($126.6 million), the Netherlands ($117.56 million), the UAE ($100.68 million), the UK ($44.37 million), Nepal ($33.15 million), Iran ($32.54 million), Russia ($32.32 million), Saudi Arabia ($24.79 million), Oman ($22.31 million) and Qatar ($16.58 million). The top ten countries accounted for 82 per cent of India’s export of fresh fruits in 2020-21.

The export of curd (yogurt) and paneer (Indian cottage cheese) has also seen a tremendous growth of 200 per cent from $10 million in April – January 2013-14 to $30 million in April-January 2021-22

It may be noted that dairy export is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 10.5 per cent in the last five years. In 2021-22 (April-November), India exported $181.75 million worth of dairy products and in the current financial year, it is set to surpass the previous year’s export value.

India’s major exporting destinations of dairy products in 2020-21 were the UAE ($39.34 million), Bangladesh ($24.13 million), the US ($22.8 million), Bhutan ($22.52 million), Singapore ($15.27 million), Saudi Arabia ($11.47 million), Malaysia ($8.67 million), Qatar ($8.49 million), Oman($7.46 million) and Indonesia ($1.06 million). The top ten countries accounted for more than 61 per cent share in India’s dairy export in 2020-21.

Export of guavas from India have witnessed

The identification of the natural hazard-prone areas and mapping of the vulnerable zones of the Sundarbans areas, preparation of carbon stock and budget in the mangrove forests were discussed during the workshop

Dr Tilak Raj Sharma, Deputy Director General (Crop Science), ICAR recently launched a workshop of ‘Multi-National Project at Sundarbans through Drone Survey’ organised by the ICAR-Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, Barrackpore near Kolkata.

Inaugurating the workshop, Dr Sharma emphasised that the project can deliver solutions for the farmers of the Sundarbans practising farming in one of the most vulnerable agro-ecological conditions of the country. The identification of the natural hazard-prone areas and mapping of the vulnerable zones of the Sundarbans areas, preparation of carbon stock and budget in the mangrove forests and Jute-based agro-ecosystem, etc., were emphasized by the DDG.

Dr RK Singh, ADG (Commercial Crops), ICAR underlined the scope for enhancing the farming community’s income through the Jute-based handicraft products.

Earlier, welcoming the dignitaries, Dr Gouranga Kar, Director, ICAR-CRIJAF, Barrackpore stressed the need for reconciling the integrated approach that envisages the ecological and adjacent socio-cultural systems for the natural hazards protection, livelihood improvement and poverty alleviation of the Sundarban regions.

The local panchayats and members of Gram Trust NGO also participated in the workshop.

The identification of the natural hazard-prone areas

This marks a significant milestone for DSM, paving the way for Bovaer to revolutionise the dairy market

Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, has announced that European Union (EU) member states have approved the marketing of the methane-reducing feed additive for dairy cows, Bovaer, in the EU. After inclusion in the EU registry, expected in the coming weeks, it is the first time a feed additive authorised in the EU for environmental benefits can be marketed. This marks a significant milestone for DSM, paving the way for Bovaer to revolutionise the dairy market.

Bovaer will contribute to the greening of the EU’s agriculture, and to the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy.  As stated in the European Commission’s confirmation of approval, the innovative feed additive is safe for use without impacting the quality of dairy products and is the first of its kind to be available within the EU which can reduce methane emissions.

DSM’s ruminant feed additive Bovaer consistently reduces these methane emissions by around 30 per cent. EU market authorisation, therefore, represents a ground-breaking step toward more sustainable milk production, giving farmers, dairy companies and retailers a trusted and safe product with proven efficacy that will substantially lower dairy’s carbon footprint.

Bovaer is the result of a decade of scientific research, including more than 50 peer-reviewed studies published in independent scientific journals and 48 on-farm trials in 14 countries across 4 continents. DSM has entered into partnerships with several major dairy companies to prepare for the implementation of Bovaer at a large scale. DSM has also already begun engineering works for a large-scale Bovaer plant at DSM’s manufacturing site in Dairy, Scotland.

This marks a significant milestone for DSM,

Benson Hill expects 2021 consolidated revenues to be in the range of $145 to $149 million

Benson Hill, has announced that it preliminarily expects 2021 consolidated revenues to be in the range of $145 to $149 million, ahead of the prior guidance of $127 million. On an organic and normalised basis, revenues in the ingredients segment are anticipated to nearly double versus 2020 due to high demand in the proprietary soy portfolio for the food, feed and oil markets and higher prices for yellow pea ingredients. Revenues in the Fresh segment are expected to be relatively flat versus 2020, as higher volumes were nearly offset by pricing pressure due to softness in the fresh produce market.

The Company preliminarily expects a net loss of $126 to $130 million and non-GAAP adjusted EBITDA loss in the range of $80 to $84 million for 2021. Losses were impacted as a result of start-up costs at the recently acquired Seymour facility and lower gross margins, particularly in the Fresh segment.

“Our 2021 preliminary revenue results demonstrate our ability to scale our supply chain and deliver products to meet our customers’ needs,” said Matt Crisp, Chief Executive Officer of Benson Hill.

 The Company expects 2022 consolidated revenues in the range of $315 to $350 million and an adjusted EBITDA loss that is slightly higher than in 2021. The Company anticipates a significant majority of top-line growth to come from the ingredients segment, with revenues of $250 to $275 million. It is expected that $90 to $100 million of revenue will be derived from the addition of the legacy Creston business.

Benson Hill expects improved financial performance in the Fresh segment based on a modest price recovery as the year progresses and a shift to more Company controlled farmed products. As a result, the Company expects 2022 Fresh revenues to be $65 to $75 million.

Benson Hill expects 2021 consolidated revenues to

The new YM3 series is fully tailored as per Indian farmer requirements and robustly designed for Indian conditions

One of leading tractors manufacturers in India, International Tractors Limited has widened its footprint under the Solis Yanmar brand portfolio with the launch of its new YM3 tractor series. Also known as Global 4W Drive experts, Solis Yanmar has introduced two new tractors – YM 342A and YM 348A that are fully tuned to deliver higher productivity and unmatchable performance. Built with 110-year-old diesel engine expertise of Yanmar, the new YM3 series is fully tailored as per Indian farmer requirements and robustly designed for Indian conditions. The YM3 tractor range fully sealed tractors with premium features like world class engine, fully synchromesh gear, push button operated PTO and carries optimum weight to address both farming as well as special application needs of farmers.

Even before being launched in India, the YM3 tractor range has already been globally successful while being exported to Thailand, South East Asian countries, Europe, Brazil as well as US markets. The Yanmar YM3 series features aerodynamic hornet design with ergonomically designed 4-way adjustable seat and power steering for farmer comfort. At the heart of tractor lies the legendary Japanese Engine Technology that has been refined to offer best performance. The tractor powerhouse is a 4-cylinder engine with Monoplunger FIP and feather touch 8F + 8R shuttle shift transmission, coupled with balancer shafts to eliminate noise and vibration for superior performance.

Sharing his vision during the new launch, Raman Mittal, Joint Managing Director – ITL, said, “The tractors are optimally designed with world’s best Supernova engine by Yanmar, the 110 year old Japanese diesel engine giants. Also, the YM3 series tractors are fully designed with top end features to offer extraordinary performance and safety without compromising farmer’s comfort. Our engineers have made sure that the YM series tractors deliver zero noise & zero vibration so as to allow long, fatigue-free working hours under diverse operations. Solis Yanmar will continue to offer new tractor range to address every application specific need of farmers.”

Solis, in collaboration with Yanmar, has developed wide tractor range that is optimised for significant productivity increase but reduce water consumption during agriculture.

The new YM3 series is fully tailored

Scientists have identified a few promising chickpea genes encoding for enzymes like chitinase and endochitinase, which can provide some degree of defence against DRR infection

Indian scientists have identified that high-temperature drought conditions and low soil moisture content are favourable conditions for dry root rot (DRR), a disease that damages the roots or girdles the trunk in chickpea. This work will be useful for the development of resistant lines and better management strategies.

Dry root rot disease causes reduced vigour, dull green leaf colour, poor new growth, and twig dieback. If extensive root damage occurs, the leaves suddenly wilt and dry on the tree. The increasing global average temperature is leading to the appearance of many new plant disease-causing pathogens at a rate hitherto unheard of, one of them being Macrophomina phaseolina, a soil-borne necrotrophic that causes root rot in chickpea. Currently, the central and southern states of India have been identified as the prime chickpea DRR hotspots with an overall 5 – 35 per cent disease incidence. 

Considering the destructive potential of the pathogen and a real possibility of an epidemic scenario in future, a team led by Dr Mamta Sharma at ICRISAT embarked on a journey to unravel the science behind DRR in chickpea. 

The team which closely monitored the disease identified that high temperatures ranging between 30 to 35 degrees, drought conditions, and less than 60 per cent soil moisture content are favourable conditions for dry root rot (DRR). 

This work supported and funded by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India at the Center of Excellence in Climate Change at ICRISAT proved the close association of this disease with climatic factors. The results have been published in ‘Frontiers in Plant Science’.  

The scientists explained that Macrophomina survives in a wide range of environmental conditions, even at extremes of temperature, soil pH, and moistures. In chickpea, DRR is highly prevalent during the flowering and podding stages coinciding with high temperature and drought conditions. They are now exploring ways to use the study for the development of resistant lines and better management strategies.

The team is also trying to address the disease favourable conditions identified from a molecular perspective. 

In a recent breakthrough in gene expression studies, scientists have identified a few promising chickpea genes encoding for enzymes like chitinase and endochitinase, which can provide some degree of defence against DRR infection. 

The team at ICRISAT, in collaboration with ICAR research institutes, has also adopted several multi-pronged approaches, including continuous surveillance, better detection techniques, development of forecast models, screening assays, etc., to fight against such deadly plant diseases.

Scientists have identified a few promising chickpea

The minister was speaking at the recently held CII Manufacturing Conclave 2022

India will play an increasing role in the revival and restoration of international economies, said Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Textiles, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution at CII Manufacturing Conclave 2022.

“We do have international geopolitical uncertainties as we see today on the Ukraine-Russia crisis, but I am very confident that India will play an increasingly important role in the revival and restoration of international economies in the years ahead. In the post-covid world we are going to see a new world order and India, though we may be a $3 trillion economy today, should aspire for very, very bold and aggressive targets. I think we can still aim for the $5 trillion economy by 2026 but it’s not possible unless all of you participate with full gusto in this very, very ambitious plan,” said Goyal in his address through video conferencing.

Goyal called upon the industry champions to invest heavily in labour-intensive sectors.

“You have the power to lift the millions out of poverty, you have the power to give a better quality of life to the underprivileged. Together we can create not lakhs but crores of jobs in the Textiles sector, Agri/Food Processing, there are so many sectors where Labour is an important element of cost, that’s our competitive or comparative advantage that we should leverage,” he said.

Goyal said India needs to focus on our EDGE in Global Competition, – Economies of Scale, Demographic Dividend, Government and Industry focus on Quality & Efficiency. “For ‘Brand India’ to emerge, we need a mindset change towards quality from Compliance to Consciousness,” he said.

The minister was speaking at the recently

The PM emphasises various measures adopted by the government for the agri sector

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a webinar on the positive impact of Union Budget 2022 in the agriculture sector. He discussed how the Budget will contribute to strengthening the sector. The webinar was focussed on ‘Smart Agriculture’- Strategies for implementation. Concerned Union Ministers, representatives of state governments, representatives from industry and academia and farmers through various Krishi Vigyan Kendras were present on the occasion.

At the outset, the Prime Minister noted the third anniversary of the launch of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. “This scheme has become a strong support for the small farmers of the country. Under the scheme, almost Rs 1.75 lakh crore has been given to 11 crore farmers,” he said. The Prime Minister talked about many new systems spanning from seed to market and also about the reforms in the old systems in the agriculture sector. 

“In just six years agriculture budget has been increased manifold. Agriculture loans for farmers were also increased by two and half times in the last seven years”, he added. He pointed out that during the difficult period of the pandemic, three crore farmers were given Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) as part of the special drive and the facility of KCC was extended to farmers engaged in animal husbandry and fisheries. Micro-irrigation network has also been strengthened to the great benefit of the small farmers,” he said.

The Prime Minister elaborated on the seven ways in which the Budget proposes to make agriculture modern and smart. Firstly, The target is to undertake natural farming on mission mode within five kilometres on both the banks of the Ganges. Secondly, modern technology in agriculture and horticulture will be made available to the farmers. Thirdly, emphasis has been laid on strengthening Mission Oil Palm to reduce the import of edible oil. Fourthly, new logistics arrangements will be made through PM Gati-Shakti’s plan for the transportation of agricultural products. The fifth solution in the Budget is better organisation of agri-waste management and increasing farmers’ income through waste to energy solutions. Sixthly, more than 1.5 lakh post offices will provide services like regular banking so that farmers are not troubled. Seventh, Agri research and education syllabus will be changed as per demands of modern times about skill development and human resource development.

The Prime Minister noted the year 2023 is recognised as the International Year of Millets and called upon the corporate world to come forward in branding and promoting Indian millets. He also asked major Indian missions abroad to organise seminars and other promotional activities to popularise the quality and benefits of Indian millets. The Prime Minister also asked for leveraging increasing awareness for environmental-friendly lifestyle and resulting market for natural and organic products. He exhorted the KVKs to create awareness for natural farming by adopting a village each for the promotion of natural farming.

Modi emphasised the need for increased soil testing culture in India. Highlighting the government’s focus on the Soil Health Cards, he called upon the startups to come forwards to facilitate the practice of soil testing at regular intervals.

Emphasising innovations in the irrigation field, the Prime Minister underlined the government’s focus on ‘per drop, more crop’. He said there are many possibilities for the corporate world in this too. He also mentioned the transformation that will be brought about by the Ken- Betwa link Pariyojana in the Bundelkhand region. He also reiterated the need to quickly complete the pending irrigation projects.

The Prime Minister stressed that artificial intelligence is going to completely change the trend related to agriculture and farming in the 21st century. The increasing use of drones in farming is part of this change. “Drone technology will be available on a scale only when we promote agri-startups. In the last three to four years, more than 700 agri startups have been created in the country”, he added.

He said that the government has been trying to increase the scope of processed food and ensure international standards of quality. 

The Prime Minister emphasised the management of agri-residue (parali). “For this, some new measures have been taken in this budget, due to which carbon emission will be reduced and farmers will also get income,” he said. He also asked to explore ways of using agri-waste for packaging.

The Prime Minister also touched upon the potential in the field of ethanol where the government is moving ahead with a goal of 20 per cent blending. The blending has reached near 8 per cent compared to 1-2 per cent in 2014, he informed.

The webinar was attended by Union Minister for Agriculture and Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Textile, Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Parshottam Rupala, Minister for Food Processing Industries, Pashupati Kumar Paras, Minister of State for Agriculture, Kailash Chaudhary, Minister of State for Cooperation BL Verma, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, L Murugan and other ministers, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog, Prof. Rajiv Kumar and Secretaries of concerned Departments, KVKs, ICAR Institutes, ATMA and farmers of the country.

 The webinar had an open discussion on five breakout sessions namely Natural Farming and its outreach, Emerging High-Tech and Digital Agri Ecosystem, Bringing Back Glory of Millets; Moving Towards Aatmanirbharta in Edible Oil, Sahkarita Se Samridhi, Financing Investment In Value Chain Infrastructure in Agriculture & Allied Sector with Stakeholders of respective fields. 

The PM emphasises various measures adopted by

This investment will ensure that all students are prepared and have a fair opportunity to compete for professional jobs in science and agricultural fields

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced a $16 million investment in agricultural education and workforce development for undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.  This investment will ensure that all students, including underrepresented and underserved students, are prepared and have a fair opportunity to compete for professional jobs in science and agricultural fields.

“Our nation is increasingly facing the challenge of meeting the demand for qualified graduates in the agricultural, food and renewable resources sectors of the US economy,” said NIFA Director Dr Carrie Castille. “USDA’s investments in students today through programmess like this will expand opportunities for tomorrow’s workforce to develop the skills and training necessary to meet the needs of the agricultural sector, while ensuring that all voices across the fabric of our society are heard and included.”

These investments are part of the Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) programme, which promotes research and extension learning experiences for undergraduates such that upon graduation they can enter the agricultural workforce with exceptional knowledge and skills. This initiative helps colleges and universities provide opportunities for undergraduate students, including those from underrepresented and historically undeserved groups, minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and universities. The programme is funded by NIFA’s Agriculture Food and Research Initiative Education and Workforce Development Programme.  

USDA is committed to equity and inclusion in all of its programs and services. Investments like this opens doors, creates opportunities and helps build a future workforce that mirrors America.

This investment will ensure that all students

Growers in Europe will now have access to a novel, sustainable option for enhancing plant health and crop quality

Under a new agreement between Corteva Agriscience and Pro Farm Technologies, a subsidiary of Marrone Bio Innovations, Corteva will become the exclusive European distributor for Kinsidro Grow, a novel, foliar bio-nutrient that delivers key nutrients resulting in increased plant vigour. Growers in Europe will now have access to a novel, sustainable option for enhancing plant health and crop quality through this agreement.

“Corteva Agriscience continues to bring new and innovative solutions to market by offering natural-origin products that improve crop performance and resilience, and that work complementarily with our conventional crop protection solutions,” said Susanne Wasson, President, Crop Protection Business Platform, Corteva Agriscience.

Kinsidro Grow is a proprietary product developed by Pro Farm Technologies that optimises nutrient conditions in plants resulting in improved plant health and crop quality. Through foliar application on crops during the vegetative growth stage, the bio-nutrient delivers better yields and more favourable returns on investment. Kinsidro Grow is also easy to use and compatible with a grower’s current agronomic practices.

This collaboration represents another step forward for Corteva’s expanding global biologicals portfolio, which is dedicated to developing biostimulants, biofertilisers, bio-nutrients, biocontrol and pheromone products with proven, predictable performance. Kinsidro Grow will provide value through enhanced crop vitality and enhancing yield potential and sustainability, in line with the Corteva Agriscience 2030 Sustainability Goals.

The multi-year agreement, which goes into immediate effect, applies to row crops in Europe such as corn, wheat, soybeans and cotton.

Growers in Europe will now have access