Nov 2, 2022
AMVAC and NewLeaf Symbiotics bring biologicals to North American crops

AMVAC, an American Vanguard company, and NewLeaf Symbiotics of St. Louis, Missouri, have partnered to bring biologicals solutions to North American crop markets beginning in 2023.

The collaboration will harness the marketing and technical strengths of each partner to expand the application of existing products and advance the development of future products utilizing the combined technical resources of both companies. The partnership also will expand and accelerate AMVAC’s growing GreenSolutions biological portfolio and facilitate NewLeaf Symbiotics’ objective of securing wider market penetration.

In the U.S., AMVAC’s GreenSolutions recently passed the 1.2-million-acre mark for application, a milestone for the company. AMVAC previously announced biologicals-related partnerships with 3Bar Biologics, BASF and Azotic North America.

NewLeaf Symbiotics brings to the partnership its proprietary microbial library, continued research and development capability, and its current product offering including PPFMs – pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs – which are naturally occurring beneficial microbes that deliver a range of benefits to crops throughout the entire growing season. Leading this new class of ag biologicals is NewLeaf Symbiotics’ Terrasym microbial inoculants, which can make crops stronger, more resilient, and more tolerant of abiotic stress throughout their life cycle.

“GreenSolutions and AMVAC’s precision application technologies are key strategic growth initiatives built on the strong foundation of a highly successful, five-decade crop protection business,” said Bob Trogele, COO and executive vice president, AMVAC. “AMVAC continues to innovate using its own internal research capabilities as well as establishing partnerships with leading biological companies. With NewLeaf Symbiotics, we look forward to enhancing access to value-added biologicals that benefit North American farmers.”

Steve Kahn, CEO of NewLeaf Symbiotics, added, “AMVAC brings to the partnership longstanding access to the North American markets which is key to the growth of the ag biologicals sector. NewLeaf Symbiotics, as a major player in biologicals, is eager to broaden its North American market penetration through its partnership with AMVAC. Longer term, we look forward to finding additional synergies among the technologies and product lines of both our companies.”


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