Syngenta, DSM Partner to Develop Microbial Agriculture Solutions
Recognizing the growing desire for microbial-based agricultural solutions, Syngenta and DSM announced an R&D partnership that the companies hope will lead to new biocontrols, biopesticides and biostimulants.
“New microbial-based solutions will contribute to meeting the challenge of producing more food from fewer resources, benefiting farmers, consumers, the environment and society,” said Trish Malarkey, Syngenta Head of R&D. “Our collaboration with DSM brings together breakthrough science and the ability to formulate and deliver biological tools on a global scale.”
According to Syngenta, the collaboration is designed to accelerate delivery of a broad spectrum of products based on naturally occurring micro-organisms for pre- and post-harvest application around the world. These organisms can protect crops from pests and diseases, combat resistance and enhance plant productivity and fertility.
“Our society asks for sustainable solutions to safeguard food and nutrition security,” Rob van Leen, Chief Innovation Officer of DSM. “With DSM’s bright science in the micro-organism field, we can help address this global challenge together with Syngenta and its specialized know-how and market access. We look forward to using our long-standing experience and leading competence in bio (process) technology to accelerate the development of biological solutions for agriculture.”
Read more about the agreement between Syngenta and DSM.