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New seed treatment can reduce nitrogen fertiliser use


Syngenta Biologicals and Unium Bioscience today announced a partnership to offer pioneering organic seed treatment solutions based on ‘NUELLO ® iN’ to farmers in northwestern Europe. Syngenta reports: “‘Nuello in’ naturally enhances a plant’s ability to convert and use nitrogen available directly in the atmosphere and has the potential to reduce nitrogen use by more than 10 percent. This lowers the environmental impact of agriculture while increasing crop yields, promoting plant and soil health, and providing farmers with more flexibility in their nitrogen management strategies.”

Syngenta will be offering ‘Nuello’ in  in the UK in the coming months. In 2024, commercial distribution will follow in Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

This partnership gives Syngenta exclusive access to the ‘Nuello’ product and makes Syngenta the exclusive commercial distributor in north-west Europe for Unium’s Tiros ® Organic Seed Treatment. The already existing product combinations in the UK will be continued and offered under the brand name ‘Nuello in’.

“Syngenta unlocks the future of agriculture by encouraging sustainable practices and helping growers reduce their carbon footprint while increasing yields,” said Jonathan Halstead, head of North West Europe at Syngenta Crop Protection and managing director of Syngenta UK.

“At a time when nitrogen use and sustainability are paramount for growers, we are proud to offer growers more choice and more flexibility in their nitrogen management,” said John Haywood, director at Unium. “Building on Syngenta’s strong track record of collaborations and investments in organic products, this partnership provides a more efficient and sustainable way to grow healthy and productive crops.”

‘Nuello in’ works by combining bacterial strains from ‘Intrinsyx Bio’ with the prebiotic stimulant from Unium, and functions within the plant to convert freely available nitrogen from the environment into a form that the crop can use.

Written by: Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O'Brien is a student who is taking only the first steps in journalism. The main interest is events from the world of macroeconomics and finance.

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