Jul 14, 2023
Biologicals at Syngenta now under Syngenta Biologicals
To advance crop protection solutions for plant and soil health and to foster sustainability, Syngenta is moving its biologicals businesses under the Syngenta Biologicals umbrella.
Syngenta Biologicals brings together Valagro, a pioneer in biostimulants and specialty nutrients that Syngenta acquired in 2020, with its in-house biologicals business. The move sets the stage to shape rapid growth of the global biologicals market, according to a news release.
Syngenta Biologicals brings together Syngenta’s global reach and innovation strengths with Valagro’s proprietary technology platform and team of trusted technical and commercial advisors, according to the release. “Since the acquisition, both companies have worked closely to build a joint foundation in science-based innovation, extensively sharing knowledge and leveraging capabilities crucial for a world-leading biologicals business,” according to the release.
“Establishing the Syngenta Biologicals brand marks an exciting milestone in the evolution of our business, giving us a single identity and formalizing our one-team approach in the market. Syngenta Biologicals stands for industry-leading technologies, unparalleled research expertise, and global commercial capabilities, energized by the entrepreneurial spirit and culture Valagro has always been reputed for,” Corey Huck, Syngenta Biologicals’ global head, said in the release.
The move reinforces Syngenta’s strategy of providing farmers with more complementary product and technology choices, and underpins the company’s determination to be the collaborator of choice and to make agriculture more sustainable, according to the release.
Backed by its R&D pipeline and commercial capabilities, six production sites globally and more than 1,100 employees, Syngenta Biologicals is well-positioned to leverage its deep understanding of farmers’ needs to deliver exciting innovations in this field, according to the release.
Syngenta Biological’s expanding portfolio includes TAEGRO, a biofungicide used against a wide range of major soilborne and foliar diseases, MEGAFOL, a biostimulant that helps crops manage stress, and VIXERAN, a foliar-applied biofertilizer.
In addition to accelerating its biologicals research, Syngenta Biologicals is also actively forging collaborations aimed at rapidly expanding its offers of biologicals with wide range of applications including foliar, seed treatments, combinations with fertilizers as well as non-agricultural uses.
Syngenta Crop Protection is a leader in agricultural innovation, bringing breakthrough technologies and solutions that enable farmers to grow productively and sustainably. It offers a portfolio of crop protection solutions for plant and soil health, as well as digital solutions that transform the decision-making capabilities of farmers. Syngenta Crop Protection’s 17,900 employees advance agriculture in more than 90 countries. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, and is part of the Syngenta Group.