SICIT strengthens its partnership with Bayer on bio-stimulants

SICIT strengthened its partnership with Bayer with reference to two products for the global market: AmbitionTM and BayfolanTM Cobre. The two brands, currently distributed respectively in Brazil and India, will soon be introduced, once the registration stage is completed, also in Asia (China) and in the other Latin American countries.

The collaboration between the two companies is further strengthened, after the signing of the exclusive distribution agreement in July 2017, which guaranteed to Bayer the worldwide distribution of BayfolanTM Cobre and BayfolanTM Aktivator for foliar use in various crops, as well as the development of formulations based on some well-known SICIT technologies in the treatment of amino acids and peptides of animal origin.

Hartmut van Lengerich, head of the Crop Protection division of Bayer, said: “Biostimulants strengthen our portfolio of crop protection products: they are a complementary tool in our integrated crop management program that helps farmers worldwide improve perfromance and crop quality in a sustainable manner“.

Crops suffer from a wide range of stress: solutions such as AmbitionTM and BayfolanTM Cobre stimulate plant growth and improve their natural defences against these stresses.

Oreste Odelli, Managing Director with responsibility for SICIT’s sales activities, commented: “The strengthening of our collaboration with Bayer is a recognition of the quality of the work done by SICIT and will allow us to further improve our presence in international markets. We were among the first in the world to introduce, in the 1960s, biostimulants for agriculture based on amino acids and peptides, and we still provide innovative solutions that make farming more and more sustainable“.

Biostimulants based on amino acids and peptides of animal origin are increasingly used in agriculture and horticulture, and are at the centre of growing global interest as they enable sustainable and environmentally friendly production. In particular, they combat abiotic stress, improve crop quality and performance and promote soil microflora renewal: for these reasons, products containing amino acids can be used in organic agriculture in Europe, Latin America and Asia.