Syngenta and Scheffer to collaborate on specific biopesticides for Brazil

Syngenta Plant Protection and Scheffer recently announced a 10-year partnership agreement that will allow the two companies to leverage each other’s strengths for development. The agreement aims to jointly develop bioproducts derived from microorganisms that will be applicable to Brazilian farms, particularly to control bacteria and fungi that affect the major pests and diseases of soybeans, corn and cotton. The content focuses on soil health and creates an agricultural model that adds to the company’s existing technology by combining traditional pesticides with biological solutions to achieve a higher degree of sustainable farming.

″Farmers around the world are looking for better solutions and sustainable production methods. Syngenta has always been farmer-centric and committed to being close to and meeting the needs of its customers,” said Juan Pablo Llobet, Syngenta’s regional director of crop protection for Latin America and Brazil. “Syngenta’s goal is to enable producers to achieve higher yields in a sustainable and profitable manner and to face broader global challenges, such as food security, renewable energy issues and climate change response. ″

In addition to the commercial potential of the agreement, the two companies share common goals, such as choosing regenerative agriculture with a focus on soil health, said Llobet: “Syngenta and Scheffer want to encourage other growers to develop regenerative agriculture through a combination of technologies, and will provide them with the expertise and methods to do so. ″

″Our experience as a producer goes back 35 years. During that time, Scheffer became a major cotton producer in Brazil and worked to understand the aspirations and demands of farmers,″ said Guilherme Scheffer, partner and director of Scheffer. ″About seven years ago, we started growing with regenerative technologies, which, in addition to contributing to the development of low-carbon agriculture, also creates a more resilient ecosystem. ″

Scheffer also announced that it is investing in research, retaining qualified technicians and infrastructure, including a bioproducts plant in the Sapezal division. ″In recent years, we have focused on renewing a strong plant protection product line with biological innovations. Also the acquisition of Valagro and the partnership with Bioceres in seed treatment are all aimed at moving in this direction,″ the multinational said.

Syngenta is seeking partners to facilitate the development of new solutions that will provide producers with additional sustainable products and technologies. The aim is to connect with different stakeholders and leverage research, innovation and partnerships to promote regenerative agriculture in Brazil and other parts of the world.

Source: World Agrochemical Network

Post time: Dec-06-2022