An agreement has been reached between Certis Belchim and Danish company, Novozymes, for the development and distribution of a promising new biorational fungicide product throughout the European crop protection market.
The product will control or suppress a broad range of soil-borne and foliar diseases across a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and ornamental crops. Based on a new and unique, naturally occurring species of micro-organism, it is flexible and easy to use and has multiple modes of action, making it an important resistance management tool. First registrations in Europe are expected in three to four years.
“We are constantly seeking new, effective solutions to assist growers in protecting their crops in a safe and sustainable way and our agreement with Novozymes opens exciting opportunities for Certis Belchim,” says Pedro Michelin, the company’s Product Portfolio Manager Fungicides. “This new fungicide will add a valuable tool to the armoury of many European farmers whilst strengthening our growing Biorational portfolio.”
“There is a pressing need in Europe to develop new biological alternatives to chemical- based pesticides, and we see thjs as a great opportunity to work with one of the leading players in this space,” explains Hans Ole Klingenberg, VP Marketing, Ag & Industrial Biosolutions at Novozymes.
Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. novozymes.com
About Certis Belchim
With unique access to innovative technologies, Certis Belchim has a leading pipeline and portfolio, including a broad and market-leading range of biological products. Certis Belchim aims to help its customers and suppliers through the development of innovative products and programs designed to protect crops around the world, meeting the needs of growers as they face the challenges of sustainable crop production. This is the essence of “growing together”.
Certis Belchim B.V. is a new force in crop protection with an extensive and diverse portfolio and expertise in product development, registration and marketing and best- in-class technical and product knowledge. With unique access to innovative technologies, including those from its Japanese shareholders and additional strategic suppliers, as well as proprietary and Mitsui AgriScience group products, Certis Belchim has a leading pipeline and portfolio, including a broad and market-leading range of biological products. It has strong foundations and an established footprint throughout Europe, dynamic and growing platforms in North America and expanding opportunities with partners in Africa, South America and Asia.
For parent company Mitsui & Co. Ltd. Certis Belchim is a key element of its AgriScience group strategy to extend its position in the Food and Agriculture space.
Certis Belchim aims to help its customers and suppliers through the development of innovative products and programs designed to protect crops around the world, meeting the needs of growers as they face the challenges of sustainable crop production.
This is the essence of “growing together”
Useful Certis group & Mitsui & Co websites: –
Certis Belchim: www.certisbelchim.com
Certis Europe : www.certiseurope.com
Belchim Crop Protection : www.belchim.com