Feb 27, 2023
AgBiTech expands U.S. biosolutions distribution through UPL

UPL Ltd., a global provider of sustainable agricultural solutions, and AgBiTech, whose agricultural biological innovations create healthy food systems, are expanding their strategic partnership.

Through the collaboration, UPL will distribute AgBiTech’s entire portfolio of biosolutions through its Natural Plant Protection (NPP) business unit in the U.S.

AgBiTech is providing the technology and distribution rights throughout the U.S. for its entire portfolio, including two Organic Materials Review Institute-certified bioinsecticides: Heligen and Fawligen. Those products have been available in Arizona, California and Hawaii since mid-2022.

The expanded distribution agreement now includes Lepigen, Chrysogen and Surtivo, novel and highly selective biological insecticides that use viruses to target specific organisms, minimizing their effects on the wider environment and ecosystems.

“With biosolutions, we’re empowering growers with the natural tools to respond to challenges from climate change to pests and sustainably grow healthy, nutritious and profitable crops,” David Coorts, head of UPL NPP-North America, said in a news release.

“This expansion of our agreement with UPL further demonstrates our commitment to bringing safe and effective integrated pest management solutions to growers in North America,” Marcos Castro, vice president of sales and marketing for AgBiTech said in the release.

Biosolutions refer to agricultural inputs developed with naturally derived active ingredients, ranging from seaweed extracts to micro-organisms. NPP’s biosolutions cover a range of applications, including increasing crop resilience to disease, pests and environmental conditions, supporting crop nutrition and improving soil health, while reducing residues and environmental impacts.


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