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Incotec Presents Sustainability Strategy at Seed Meets Technology 2019


At Seed Meets Technology 2019 on September 24-26 in Zwaagdijk, Incotec will be presenting the companies new theme: Mission Zero. In stand number 5 Incotec explains the commitment to making the company more sustainable.

“The critical issues of global food security and sustainability affect us all,” says Erik Jan Bartels, managing director. “Mission Zero underlines our commitment to the role we play as seed enhancer in helping our customers achieve their goals.”

Seed enhancement and coating technologies already contribute to more sustainable agriculture by enabling a reduction in the use of crop protection products of up to 90%. Included in the strategic direction of Mission Zero are new initiatives such as developing alternatives to replace microplastics in coatings, substantially extending the range of organic products, working on techniques for the successful application of biologicals and scoping the possibilities for biodegradable coatings. Examples are our organic pelleting products for lettuce, chicory and celeriac, as well as a broad range of priming products for spinach, squash, tomato, brassica, carrot, parsley, pepper and Solanum torvum. Recently we added a number of organic upgrading products based on X-ray for tomato and pepper.

Lectures and seminar
At Seed meets Technolog, Incotec will host the lecture ‘Trend or Truth: How the microplastics debate moves the seed industry’. Incotec’s R&D Manager Marta Dobrowolska and Product Marketeer Brechje Veerman will address questions like: What are the market and consumer trends that led to the impending legislation on microplastics for the seed industry and what are the implications.

Time: Wednesday 11.00-11.45 and Thursday 11.00-11.45.

Incotec is also contributing to the Plantum seminar ‘Crop protection 2030: what does it mean for seeds?’ Incotec Marketing Manager Rob Pronk will be talking about the challenges for seed treatment in light of changing legislation and societal trends.

  • Crop Protection 2030: September 26, 1:30, 3:00 pm
  • Trend or Truth, September 25, 11:00, 11:45 am
  • Trend or Truth, September 26, 11:00, 11:45 am