Fertility and Nutrients
Two specialty biotech products approved for use in Canada
By Inocucor Technologies Inc.
Inocucor Technologies Inc. has announced that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has registered its first two specialty ag biological products for use by Canadian farmers and greenhouse growers.
Synergro is a live-cell formulation for high-value produce, such as strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce and broccoli, while Synergro Free is a cell-free bio-fertilizer additive to existing plant nutrients for commodity row crops, such as soybean, corn and wheat.
Inocucor’s first-in-class, state-of-the-art biological products are among the first microbial products of their kind to be registered in Canada. The company’s proprietary technology is uniquely suited to respond to agriculture’s emerging focus on sustainable, rather than non-organic chemical, crop inputs.
Inocucor’s first products have been produced at its 10,000-square-foot R&D and pilot production laboratories at Technoparc Montreal. Both products are designed to fit into standard agriculture practices. They can be tank mixed with macro/micronutrients and herbicides and applied as a seed drench, in furrow side dressing, or as a drip irrigation and foliar spray on farms or in greenhouses.
Inocucor’s core technology was developed in 2007 by two Montreal scientists, Dr. Margaret Bywater–Ekegärd and Ananda Lynn Fitzsimmons, who believed that microbial, rather than chemical, solutions would be needed to help farmers feed a growing world population.
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