17/Feb/2022

#02

Business and scientific innovations about biological inputs for agriculture, with a Latin American touch. This is the inspiration for Biologicals Latam, Redagrícola's fortnightly newsletter specializing in sustainable solutions that are changing the production in the farm.

This is its second edition, with versions in Spanish and English. Highlights include the strategy of a biological multinational in Latin America, including the possibility of acquiring local firms. In addition, the transformation of a local organization that seeks to shorten the path from scientific papers to the market. The use of extreme-tolerant microorganisms and the keys to the foliar application of biostimulants are other topics that are developed in depth.

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Patricio Trebilcock
Director of Redagricola

Augusto Meneses, Vice President LatAm-Caribbean-Iberian & Vice President International Specialty Strategy of Verdesian: «We are in talks to buy two Latin American companies, whose main source of revenue is the region»

Verdesian and its Latin American offensive

 

The U.S. company has Latin America as one of its main sources of growth for its bioinputs strategy. The firm is in the process of acquiring two companies in the region, while looking for partners for local manufacturing support. Augusto Meneses, the company's vice president for this market, explains the company's strategy and the plans to increase its footprint in the region.

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Video: Using super microorganisms to safely protect crops from drought

Water scarcity is becoming more acute in many parts of the world due to climate change. Transferring to plants the drought and salt resistance capacity of highly resistant microorganisms to these stresses is one of the most promising mitigation options. The Spanish scientist Maximino Manzanero and his team from the University of Granada have achieved extraordinary advances in the matter from bacteria found in the aridity of the Tabernas desert and in the depths of the Mariana Trench. His discoveries in processes and products are now available through the spin off company VitaNtech Biotechnology.

Keys to the effective foliar application of biostimulants

Although foliar aspersion is the most common mechanism used for applying nutrients on crops, its high variability reflects the lack of knowledge of the factors that determine the retention and penetration levels in the leaf. German scientist Heiner Goldbach explains how recent research has shed light on this subject.

How to avoid “The Valley Of The Death” in biologics formulation

With the creation of their new product Tricotec, Colombian state-owned company Agrosavia has developed a new management model to overcome one of the main problems in research centers: the lack of financing and management needed for their investigations to leap from the scientist's desk and enter the market.

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Market movers

Asfertglobal increases sales by 38% in 2021 and registers new products in Mexico

German BASF invest in israeli start up that focuses in biopesticides

Anasac strengthens portfolio of botanical solutions for the Chilean market

Boragen creates a new company focused on the development of biopesticides from boron

Syngenta acquires two bioinsecticides from UK-based Bionema

Bolivia moves forward with project to build state-owned bioinputs plant in Santa Cruz

Marrone Bio anticipates a 10%-15% increase in its revenues in 2021 and moves its headquarters from California to North Carolina

Fertinagro Biotech subsidiary completes three years as carbon neutral

USDA to invest $1 Billion to promote climate smart commodities for farming

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Biologicals Latam is a newsletter from Redagricola to provide specialized information on the intense activity that is taking place in the field of bio-inputs for agricultural production. This publication in English and Spanish is a complement to the series of courses and conferences that this media group carries out on the subject.