Syngenta announced today the formation of Syngenta Biologicals, a new division that merges Valagro, a leading player in biostimulants and specialty nutrients acquired in 2020, with Syngenta’s in-house biologicals business. This strategic move is set to facilitate the company’s growth in the rapidly expanding global biologicals market.
Syngenta Biologicals combines Syngenta’s worldwide reach and innovation prowess with Valagro’s proprietary technology platform and its trusted team of technical and commercial advisors. Since acquiring Valagro, the two companies have collaborated extensively to build a foundation in science-based innovation, sharing knowledge, and leveraging key capabilities.
“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,” said Corey Huck, Global Head of Syngenta Biologicals. “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.”
According to Huck, this development underscores Syngenta’s strategy to offer farmers more complementary product and technology choices. It also highlights the company’s commitment to being the collaborator of choice in the agricultural sector, with a focus on increasing sustainability.
Armed with a top-tier R&D pipeline, commercial capabilities, six global production sites, and over 1,100 employees, Syngenta Biologicals is primed to leverage its deep understanding of farmers’ needs to drive innovation in the field.
The portfolio of the new company currently includes TAEGRO®, a biofungicide that targets a broad range of major soilborne and foliar diseases; MEGAFOL®, a biostimulant that aids crops in managing stress; and VIXERAN®, a foliar-applied biofertilizer.
In addition to accelerating its biologicals research, the new company is also pursuing partnerships to rapidly broaden its offerings, encompassing a wide range of applications including foliar and seed treatments, combinations with fertilizers, and non-agricultural uses.
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