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New Seed Treatment With Potential To Increase Wheat Yields

Syngenta Crop Protection partnered with Aphea.Bio to create a new biostimulant seed treatment technology to European markets according to a release.

Wheat farmers can reduce fertilizer use and see an increase in wheat yields with new biostimulant seed treatment.

The collaboration between Syngenta and Aphea.Bio will allow multiple countries across Europe to have access to a new seed technology over the next five years if approved. Farmers will be able to use this new treatment to increase their sustainability and meet customer demands.

ACTIV by Aphea.Bio is a biostimulate seed treatment for wheat based on beneficial microorganisms. The treatment will improve the crop’s nutrient use efficiency which will allow for up to 5 percent higher yields and less fertilizer to be needed.

“We are excited to announce this collaboration with Aphea.Bio, which supports our important ambition of helping feed ever growing populations in more sustainable ways,” said Jonathan Brown, Head of Global Seedcare at Syngenta Crop Protection. “It demonstrates our commitment to bringing novel, nutrient use efficiency solutions to growers, helping safeguard yields if nitrogen inputs are reduced. Combined with our leading conventional seed treatment portfolio, ACTIV by Aphea.Bio will offer a unique value proposition in a fast-changing EU landscape.”

“We are excited to launch our first wheat biostimulant in partnership with Syngenta,” said Isabel Vercauteren, CEO and co-founder of Aphea.Bio. “We are joining forces to build a more sustainable and profitable future for European farmers. And this is just the beginning.”

ACTIV by Aphea.Bio will help support crops with beneficial microorganisms. It has the potential to positively contribute to the goal of the European Union’s Green Deal to reduce fertilizer use on crops.

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