Bayer, SICIT 2000 Sign Distribution Agreement on Biostimulants

Bayer and SICIT 2000 S.p.A., Arzignano (Vicenza), Italy, the world’s largest producer of biostimulants based on amino acids and peptides for agriculture, have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. Under the agreement, Bayer will commercialize Bayfolan Cobre and Bayfolan Aktivator for foliar uses in various crops worldwide, and plans to develop tailored formulations based on SICIT’s portfolio of proven amino acid and peptides technologies. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Biostimulants enhance our crop protection portfolio. They are a complementary tool in integrated crop management programs and help farmers worldwide increase yields and marketable quality in a sustainable manner,” said Hartmut van Lengerich, head of Cereals, Oilseed Rape, Rice and Fungicides at Crop Science, a division of Bayer. “Crops suffer from a wide range of biotic and abiotic stresses. Solutions like Bayfolan Cobre and Bayfolan Aktivator stimulate plant growth and improve the plant’s natural resistance to environmental stress.”

“We are proud to sell our proven high-quality amino acids and peptides to Bayer, a leading provider of innovative solutions for sustainable agriculture,” said Oreste Odelli, Managing Director at SICIT. “We were the first company to introduce biostimulants based on amino acids and peptides in the 1960s and are today the worldwide biggest manufacturer, present in more than 50 countries.” The long-term experience and great flexibility of SICIT’s manufacturing process allows a wide range of standard and special products meeting customers’ needs to be obtained.

Biostimulants based on amino acids and peptides can be used efficiently in a variety of applications in agriculture and horticulture. Key crops are fruits and vegetables, e.g. grapes and tomatoes, as well as coffee and rice. They are used at low application rates in both spray and fertigation systems, and are able to improve crop performances by stimulating root, shoot and fruit growth and flower fertility, and by enhancing plant tolerance to stress and crop quality traits.

In general, products containing highly concentrated amino acids have a long shelf life, reduce water usage and are also authorized for use in organic farming in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Because of their natural origin, they are exempt from MRLs in many countries. For more information, go to http://www.sicit2000.it.

Source: Bayer

Topics:

Leave a Reply

Biostimulants

Inauguration_Vadodara_Gujarat_1MB
Biostimulants

Acadian Seaplants Opens a Factory in India

Acadian Seaplants Ltd., the parent company of Acadian Plant Health (APH), has announced a major milestone in the company’s geographical

Biostimulants

Q&A: Fast-Growing Biostimulant Markets, Distribution

Biostimulant CommerceCon/Trade Summit Preview: AgriBusiness Global chats with Dan Custis, Co-founder and CEO of Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM).

Biostimulants

Biostimulant CommerceCon/Trade Summit Preview: Speaker Q&A

AgriBusiness Global recently had the chance to speak with David Beaudreau, Executive Director of the U.S. Biostimulant Coalition (USBC), about one of the most talked-about topics in the biostimulant arena of late

Biostimulants

American Plant Food, Sigma Agriscience and AM-AG Team Up Provide Complete Nutrition and Soil Health Solutions

Houston-based Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, has announced through its subsidiary AM-AG the creation of a

Americas

U.S. Farm Bill Draft Defines Plant Biostimulants for First Time

Definition is a critical step in the legislative process to support the development of new sustainable technologies for agriculture and U.S. farmers.

Biostimulants

Biostimulants Gaining Ground

Growers are embracing these products rapidly as they search for ‘greener’ options to produce their crops.

Vineyard-grapes
Agrichemicals

Introducing Biostimulant CommerceCon

The $1.8 billion biostimulant market is expected to reach $2.9 billion by 2021. It’s little wonder why both traditional agchem

Corn Field
Biostimulants

Biostimulants: Crop Input or Management Mindset?

At the end of November 2017, about 1,200 researchers, regulators, and business representatives gathered in Miami, Florida for the 3rd

Biostimulant-lab-samples
Biostimulants

10 Things to Look for When Purchasing Biostimulants

According to the European Commission, biostimulants are a “substance or micro-organism whose function when applied to plants or the rhizosphere

Biostimulants

Sigma Agriscience Acquires Agricultural Solutions Company AM-AG

Sigma Agriscience, a manufacturer of granular biofertilizers and biostimulants, has acquired a controlling interest in AM-AG, an international marketer and

Seaweed-Extract-2
Biostimulants

Seaweed Extracts: What Makes Them Work?

In many coastal regions, raw seaweed has been used for millennia to improve the productivity of farming systems. Then, in

Biostimulants-Accomplish-LM
Biostimulants

Biostimulant Growth Prompts Need for Intellectual Property Rights

Biostimulants are one of the bright spots in agriculture today holding the key to improved efficiency, increased yield and greater

Africa/Middle East

Koppert Broadens its Activities in Africa

Leading biocontrol producer, Koppert Biological Systems, has extended its presence in Africa by opening a new subsidiary in the West

Americas

Valagro Launches Biostimulant in Brazil

After being launched in Spain, Egypt, Mexico and Italy, RETROSAL is being officially presented to the Brazilian market.

Biostimulants

Biostimulants: European Parliament Supports Innovation, Promotion of Single Market

The European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) welcomes the adoption of the report of the EU Fertilizing product regulation by the

Africa/Middle East

U.S. Growers Cautiously Optimistic About Biostimulants

Long-awaited regulatory guidelines along with growing research will help promote wider use.

Biostimulants

Italpollina Creates New Brand Identity

The renovation and development projects of Italpollina, an italian company and a wordwide leader in the production of fertilizers and

day 2 trade summit
Americas

Micronutrients: Three Questions with BRANDT’s Brian Haschmeyer

BRANDT’s Brian Haschmeyer, Director of Discovery and Innovation, talks micronutrients.

Americas

Cutting Edge Conferences: Meister Media to Host Precision Agriculture and Biocontrols Events

Biological control products and precision agriculture are among the fastest growing and most promising areas of growth for the crop

Latest News

Agrichemicals

Bayer: Disappointing Verdict Requires In-Depth Analysis

Bayer will assess the verdict’s consequences and potential legal options.

Seeds and Traits

BASF Releases Provisia Rice System for 2018 Season

Provisia is first herbicide tolerant system in the U.S. rice market since the Clearfield Production System was released 15 years ago.

Agrichemicals

EU Court Backs Ban on Three Neonicotinoids

General Court of the European Union said it "confirms the validity of the restrictions introduced at EU level in 2013 clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid because of the risks those substances pose to bees."

Seeds and Traits

Corteva Agriscience, Monsanto in Licensing Deal on Trait for Insect Control

Corteva Agriscience will receive a license to stack Monsanto’s Corn Rootworm III and MON89034 traits with Corteva Agriscience’s insect control traits.

Herbicides

Formulation Technology Matters with High-Activity Sulfonylurea Herbicides

Herbicide formulations and sprayer clean-out are top of mind for many farmers, applicators, and retailers because of issues with dicamba