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, vicepresidente de estrategia internacional de especialidades y vicepresidente comercial para la región de América Latina de Verdesian: “Estamos en conversaciones para adquirir dos compañías de América Latina y cuyas principales fuentes de ingresos están en la región”

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.

Cómo evitar “el valle de la muerte” en la formulación de productos biológicos

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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To request more information or send communications about biologicals, write to biologicalslatam@redagricola.com.   

Biologicals Latam is a quarterly digital magazine of Redagrícola that informs in a specialized way about the intense activity that is being developed in the area of bioinputs for agricultural production. This publication is a complement to the Online Course of Biostimulants and Biocontrol and the Congress that this media group organizes around the subject.